Notification shade comes down if you swipe down from the top of the screen. The search function comes from swiping down in the middle of the screen when on the home screen. Dark theme would be nice obviously, but again; how much time do I actually spend in the actual iOS settings app? Everything else is a translucent "shade" pane that comes down unlike in Android where its usually a solid color so it doesn't need it as badly. The "back key" is a simple swipe from the left side of the screen. Very easy. Not sure how a swipe is harder than a tap...? That's a bit of a stretch. They're both incredibly simple gestures. In the year that I've used swipe gestures I haven't missed swiping up on the home button and maybe have only had a "back" swipe not read 3 or 4 times out of hundreds if not thousands. Also, I think your post is a bit contradictory. You indicate there is no back button or software home button then mention how both are implemented using simple swipe gestures. I'm a bit confused. The incoming call screen is still bullshit on iOS and I hate it. How this continues to be overlooked is beyond me so I'll agree with you on this. Not sure what a T9 disker is; but if its in reference to T9 text input then I have to throw the "dude, its 2018" phrase at you. I haven't used T9 since 2006. And I'll add in one of my own personal gripes for iOS - FIX THE FUCKING CAMERA SETTINGS LOCATION. How these settings are not within the camera app itself is beyond me.