I tried the new iPhone in a store the other day. I have not been its fan since its birth, for reasons I cannot lay my finger on. However, one thing I realized that I perhaps was using the sense of touch in a different way. And maybe this is the reason I do not like the multi-touch quality of iPhone.
I do a lot of things without looking at the phone I use. I know the keypad, there are speed dials, re-dialled numbers, receiving calls, listening to music, activating the silent mode – none of these require me to actually look at it. I can do it by feeling the buttons. With a buttonless interface, I have lost this sense of touch and the ability to use them without using my eyes. So much for the touch-screens!
I understand that you can use iPhone as a computer too and has other great features, but as a phone it is not in my list. And I wondered if there was anyone else who shared this feeling, what do you think!