Re: Please, I don't want your cool hack
Swipe-across to answer a phone call is a reaction to several common failure modes:
- phone answers while you're fumbling it out of your pocket and would have chosen (on seeing the caller) to reject
- phone answers in your pocket before you even start digging it out
- phone answers in your pocket without you having noticed at all; then the caller gets to listen to you & your surroundings for as long as they want
A simple on-screen pushbutton just isn't reliable enough.
Should the phone UI have an option to turn off slide-to-answer, if you'd like to experience all those failure modes? Maybe. Or at least a hardware alternative like up-or-down-volume.