Many people have recently discovered that the iPhone's Calculator app had a backspace feature where one could swipe left or right to delete a digit. I'm not a professional UI/UX designer, but I feel that this is a poor design choice. To my knowledge, there is no type of indicator that identifies this feature. According to the article I linked, this feature has been present since at least 2014. For contrast, the calculator on my Android phone has a dedicated
DEL key that switches to
= is pressed:
Is this a poor design choice and could Apple have done it better?