The unmistakably jarring sound of an iPhone marimba ring interrupted the soft and spiritual final measures of Mahler’s Symphony No星期二晚上9点在纽约爱乐乐团The conductor, Alan Gilbert, did something almost unheard-of in a concert hall: He stopped the performanceBut the ringing kept on going, prompting increasingly angry shouts in the audience directed at the malefactor.
实际上，守护神X说他不知道他是罪魁祸首He said his company replaced his BlackBerry with an iPhone the day before the concertHe said he made sure to turn it off before the concert, not realizing that the alarm clock had accidentally been set and would sound even if the phone was in silent mode.
Ouch! I certainly understand the design tradeoff: would you rather put people at risk of public humiliation when their silent phones makes noise, or would you rather have somebody sleep through an important meeting because they silenced their phone, forgetting about their alarm clock?
我投票支持沉默一切when you mute the phone, but pop a warning if you mute the phone with alarms pendingOr maybe a warning that lets you choose whether you want to also silence alarms or not?
我认为iPhone静音开关的当前行为是正确的You can’t design around every single edge case, and a new iPhone user who makes the reasonable but mistaken assumption that the mute switch silences everything, with an alarm set that he wasn’t aware of, and who is sitting in the front row of the New York Philharmonic when the accidental alarm goes off, is a pretty good example of an edge case.