Which app is this referring to? Because I just found pickers throughout Clock.app, Safari, and more, and this is not the case. The full area is scrollable, and tapping an item switches to it.
AM/PM isn’t tappable or drag-able in Clock under the Alarm tab. Hour isn’t tappable in Clock under the Alarm tab. Hours isn’t tappable or drag-able in Clock under the Timer tab. Minutes isn’t tappable in Calendar. AM/PM isn’t tappable or drag-able in Calendar. …I’m sure there’s more.
Might relate to 12 hour clocks. If it’s a bug, it’s not a nice one. If it’s a design decision or technical implementation decision, it’s terrible.
They got this stuff right in 2007.
Weird. On 24hr clocks, minutes are fine but hours are showing some (but not all) of the issues you describe. It may well be isolated to the current build, or even to your device(s). But yeah, a shocking change if it’s a design decision.
The draggable area is clarly a bug, not a design decision
To the user, the difference doesn’t matter — the result is the same.
Good thing it's developer only beta then...
We’re pretty close to the rumoured release date. How much do you want to bet this isn’t fixed for the iOS 7.0 GM?
I've never really liked the iOS picker. It feels like operating a precision instrument to me, with the way it slides on its own to lock in to a value and the somewhat careful finger movement you need to adjust a value by one.
When I was on WP7 I liked their picker/spinner quite a bit. It just throws up a big scrollable list, which you can whip around really fast like any other menu, and then stop it with your finger and tap the value you want. It doesn't have to be right in the center or anything. Granted, it always comes up full-screen, which you could perhaps argue is a usability issue.
“which you can whip around really fast like any other menu, and then stop it with your finger and tap the value you want”
Sound great, and just like the iOS 6 picker.
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