iPhone overheated: the peak of good UX

A picture of an iPhone warning screen appeared on The iPhone Blog yesterday.  Apparently the iPhone gives a pleasant warning sign when it starts to overheat.  Little warning signs like this, that inform the user of what’s happening, is what keeps Apple on top.  Apple continues to prove how crucial machine-to-human communication is.  This message is the difference between somebody saying “the iPhone is a piece of junk – it doesn’t even turn on sometimes” and “the iPhone is awesome – it even gives me a warning sign when it’s hot!”  Who wants to bet the Zune phone won’t have this feature?

Anyway – keep that in mind the next time you’re worrying about your application’s interface.  Let your users know what is happening.

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This screenshot is NOT a fake, as many people have been eager to point out at other sites.  The screenshot is actually even posted on Apple’s support pages.

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