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Why You Will Prefer the Rounded Toggle Buttons of iOS 5

Why You Will Prefer the Rounded Toggle Buttons of iOS 5

Posted August 19, 2011 at 4:43pm by iClarified · 24423 views
Apple has modified the toggle buttons in its upcoming iOS 5 operating system to be round rather than rectangular.

Gizmodo explains that these rounded corners are easier on the eyes and easier for the brain to process because the fovea of your eye can process circles faster than squares. So apparently you will prefer the circular buttons because they don't make you work as hard.

Rounded corners also point inward and focus your eyes on the content inside an object. A squared edge is the exact opposite - it focuses your eyes on the stuff outside of the object. When you look at the rectangular buttons of iOS 4, you have to work harder to shift your gaze from the outside to the inside of the button. In iOS 5, there's little work involved. You look at the round button, your eyes focus inward and you make your selection with ease.

Compare the images below and let us know what you think!

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Sali - August 21, 2011 at 11:04pm
I prefer old one
Whogivesaflyingfuck - August 21, 2011 at 9:33pm
Totally agreed
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Chase Bradley - August 20, 2011 at 7:03pm
Ahaha notice how in iOS 5 they took out the part "to avoid substantial roaming charges". Lol they want people to not know what's going on and just leave it on! They want your money!!! lmao
John - August 20, 2011 at 2:57am
Well, its not that important, but it looks cool.
HarryKojak - August 20, 2011 at 12:54am
I think someone has got way too much fucking time on their hands. I mean really u don't even swipe these bastards u tap them. So who gives a shit.
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