You don’t have to spend a lot of time with an iOS device to figure out that Apple pays serious attention to detail. This is true not only for its hardware, but software as well.

It seems like every nook and cranny of the mobile platform has been checked for bugs and inconsistencies, and it seems to be paying off. But even with bright minds like Scott Forstall and Jony Ives, Apple was bound to slip up…

BusinessInsider points to an interesting find by Matt Binkowski, a graphics designer out of California. Binkowski discovered a rare flaw in iOS, and posted the following image to his blog.

The caption from the original post reads “I KNEW that stupid triangle underneath the iPhone’s “folder” icon wasn’t centered!” Obviously, Binkowski is referring to the triangle that appears when you open a folder.

Although the off-center triangle is so minute that most of us won’t give it a second thought, it’s still intriguing. For a company that thrives on perfection of design, someone really dropped the ball on folder-shape alignment.

You know what would be even more ridiculous than tracking down a triangle that’s off by 2 pixels? If Apple released a software update to fix it.

  • Franck

    Are you really trying to capture attention after the leave of Jobs? ^^

    • zbegon

      They won’t be on the retirement story until next week.

      • Franck

        Yeah and until that they’ll try to gain cheap attention and ad $$$s by banging out every small little piece of Apple stories 😉

  • Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

    Steve Jobs

  • Meh

    Check the next iOS version: it’ll be fixed. 😉

    • Kevin

      Not a doubt in my mind! Lol

  • John Moraitis

    Oh theres no way i am getting an iphone after this bug! I want my triangle CENTERED, I just hope the windows phone 7 squares are even!

    • kwamayze


  • anthonyappleguy

    Wow. those retina pixels are… how small? Nice life to whoever had the time to look that closely.

  • Yea… Where’s the story about Steve leaving????

    I just saw a message on FB about that, but I didn’t see an announcement on’s website under “hot news” – it should be there, if true, right????

    – Eric

    • Mark

      Apple released a press release about it, but they have yet to put it on their website.

  • Lewis

    This is the most hilarious post I’ve probably ever seen, it’s a compliment to apple in my eyes

  • Jason Masters

    Still no post about jobs leaving and apple shares dr0pping? What’s going on? This is big news copy paste people copy paste!!! Lol!!!

    • Selcuk

      LOL +1

  • pedant

    Its only out by 1 pixel.

  • MALdito

    First Steve Jobs steps down, then someone finds that the triangle that opens under the folders is off by a few pixels…. and so, the fall of Apple dominance, BEGINS!

  • Laars

    Actually, its off by 1 pixel…

  • fapple

    Get a life you fanboi morons!

  • It’ll be taken care of in iOS 5.

  • Lupius

    I’ll be the third one to comment on this:
    It’s only off by 1 pixel.

    Also, I don’t think I ever noticed that triangle in the first place, and I open a folder on my iPhone daily.

  • Isaac

    maybe hackers can find a jailbreak exploit thru this ios flaw…

  • ms

    why is this a flaw? I dont understand why does it have to be at center to be flawless

  • Weebsurfer

    And actually… Is this a jailbroken phone using 5 rows. Jussayin… But also wondering if the triangles on the other side of the screen are off in the opposite direction. Jebus! How am I going tonsleep tonight? Look what youve done to my brain!

  • Zin

    This likes a comedy article, but make me sick

  • Ahadian



    • Weebsurfer

      Maybe you’re right! This could be the straw that broke the camel’s (steve) back. “screw you guys, I’m goin home!”

  • Shannon

    I don’t see a triangle when I open a folder…am I missing something?

  • ic0edx

    Why do you guys keep deleting my post?

  • zEz

    seriously? has it ever occured maybe it’s meant to be a pixel off? it could be that of an example of imperfect perfection?!

    • Weebsurfer


      My mind == Blown