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Is "clicking" the right term?

Asked by Randy (11204points) August 31st, 2008 from iPhone

What term should be used to refer to touching the screen of your iPhone?

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bluemukaki's avatar

Touching, tapping or pushing are the ones I hear most often. I think Apple use tapping over other verbs of that nature, but definitely not clicking (there’s no clicky noise except when you type).

On a completely unrelated note, have you noticed how Windows Vista makes a noise for everything that happens, and they always sound happy? Like having this joyful beep when something crashes…. grrr. Whereas the Mac OS X ones make you feel like you have done something very, seriously wrong and you must be punished with angry noises.

hearkat's avatar

I use “tap” for iPhone-specific conversations; but if I don’t know what device a person will be using I’ll say “click” – it’s pretty well understood what is meant by that.

girlofscience's avatar

@bluemukaki: Remember the really old Mac operating systems? I think it was OS 9. When something went horribly wrong, it said in this monotone voice, “It’s not my fault.”

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