Am I the only one who dislike new quick settings and new iphone X-like gestures?
Start from the good at first:
1. I really like improved smoothness
And I am afraid this is all. Besides this, there are changes that I can easily tolerate (like moved keyboard language switch button or clock at the left despite the lack of any kind of notch) and bugs (that will be fixed anyway)
But what I totally dislike is new gestures and settings placement:
1. Hide/close app gesture conflicts with dock pull up gesture (it depends on the speed of movement). This was my favorite improvement in iOS 11 and now they spoiled the experience.
1. I am using button, I don’t need a harder to use gesture (iPad has to much screen estate and I have an impression some of them feel too much like a heavy duty).
2. The gesture itself is not well polished – see how many times user failed to hide an app with iPhone XS: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o6EbNzb7K0](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o6EbNzb7K0).
2. Settings, damn settings. IMO there was enough space at the expose screen for them. Now it is another heavy hand movement and I hate it even more as I frequently using it – to lock screen orientation and set up a timer.
I have an impression the Apple underestimates and overestimates their users at the same time.
1. They underestimate an ability of their users to adapt to better alternatives at devices with different ergonomics.
2. They overestimate an ability of their users to learn tones of implicit gestures, sometimes with barely any difference between them, yet leading to highly different consequences. I myself can only tolerate short gestures with single finger, with two fingers at best at times. Even fast previous-next app switch via **up → left/right** gesture is too heavy for me already. I don’t like such kind of movements.