Natalia Nowak on the complexity of using modern technology devices.
The recently completed WWDC 2017 brought home the basic fact that Apple isn’t standing still, that more change is on the way, including drool-worthy iMac Pro models, and that iOS 11 isn’t your father’s iPhone circa 2007. Looking back, those first few years of iPhone models and introduction of iOS proved one thing. Change happens.
Can we handle those changes?
Here’s the problem, Cupertino. That change– iOS, macOS, or any other Apple OS– is happening at a faster pace than our ability to keep up. I love the Bell curve, but this one– which stretches from early adopters at the right side, back to the middle of the pack, and down to where my parents live on the far left of the curve, is an oddly shaped creature with an increasingly long tail.
Agreed. I have co-workers and family members with new iPhones who don’t know many of the features beyond the basics, including how to move app icons on a scree, how to use 3D touch, let alone the hundreds of other features that were dropped into iOS in the past couple of years.