Episode 250: The Advantage Of Buttony Buttons

Daniel and Manton talk about Daniel’s decision to buy an iPhone 7 after all, critique Apple’s decision to ship Jet Black phones in spite of their proneness to scratching, and question whether it’s worth shipping a product whose defects will garner ridicule. They talk about the new Messages features in iOS 10 and how well or poorly those features downgrade on other platforms. Finally, they talk about the presence of features (such as drawers in OS X) that stick around even though “everybody” knows not to use them.

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  • iPhone 6 Trade-ups – Round up of US carriers offering generous trade-in valuations on iPhone 6 and 6S phones.
  • 60% Charge Limit – News report about Samsung’s short-term fix for its exploding batteries.
  • Iconfactory Stickers – The venerable icon design company debuted several new sticker packages for iOS 10.
  • iOS 10 Review – Federico Viticci of Macstories tackles the release.
  • Button-y Buttons – Direct link to the section of the review discussing buttons design changes in the OS.
September 16, 2016 at 9:45 am.