Inspired by this post about information density in the interfaces of the two phones, I decided to compare the two in more detail. I may do a similar 360 phone comparison, as it is, in some points, similar to the Windows one.
The lock screen is up first, and a first example of the elimination of what Tufte would call interface debris. No controls here.
To get unlock a Windows phone, simply slide the screensaver upwards with your thumb. The phone is in there, sitting behind the screensaver image.
I remember when I first saw the iPhone and thought “oh, finally, no more remembering obscure keyboard patterns to open a phone”. Seeing the Windows unlock mechanism, well, caused a similar response.
Che ne pensate?