UI Simplification = Confusion

The content which the Verge Forums generates is absolutely brilliant. First it was the Windows 8 Metro mockup, then the 4 inch iPhone post & now this one. With multiple ecosystems, we’re bound to run into these problems & with the ongoing patent wars it will remain that way for quite sometime! One quote from the user ganymedes regarding the much-acclaimed Clear iPhone app kinda highlights the problem

What is supposed to be tagged as a ‘simple to-do app’ now forces the user to learn how to use the app.