My Favorite iPhone DetailAugust 28, 2007
There is a big list of sounds to choose from for when an alarm goes off. If you tap one, the sound starts playing so that you can hear what it sounds like. If you then decide that you like the sound, and tap to go back to the alarm screen, the sound stops playing. But it doesn’t just stop dead. It fades out.
Sure, hearing a sound stop dead is not the most jarring experience you could ever have, but it’s just a bit unpleasant and unrefined. Someone thought to put in the extra line or two of code to make the sound gradually fade away, like you’re stepping away from the sound selection screen and back to the alarm screen, as the two screens slide across the display.
Yeah, iPhone deserves the central position it’s claimed in my life: Within the space of 15 minutes I found myself looking up a restaurant, calling the restaurant to make reservations, reading comics online, and timing my banana waffles to crispy perfection.