I really don't see how the apologists can deny this.
In iOS every UI control to toggle something on or off toggles things on or off... They all have the same UI presentation, and shows the same affordances, leading the user to expect the same behaviour.
And that they have. Everywhere except for wifi. Who in their right mind though this was a good idea?
How is it possible to argue this inconsistency is not a source of confusion?
I can't wait for my next flight, to hear how the in-flight personnel are going to explain this to Apple users.
"If you have electrical equipment with a radio transmitter, please turn it off now. If you have a Note 8, please let us know now, so we won't have to call the bomb-squad. And lastly if you have an wifi-only iPad running iOS 11, please make sure you turn wifi off using the special settings app because flight-mode doesn't work".
This is getting ridiculous. I bet the airliners are really happy about this change.
And with Apple now being inconsistent about what a on/off toggle actually does... It's hard to tell what toggling flight-mode actually results in.
And if I were in the airline business, I would take an issue with that.
EDIT: This is what Airplane Mode looks like https://i.imgur.com/mEMYdL6.jpg https://i.imgur.com/4L3uZmm.jpg
Enabling/disabling Location in the quick settings menu only changes Location settings between Low Accuracy and High Accuracy.
I have to open the phone settings, then go into Location, to then be able to completely turn it off.
Now it no longer is. Why did Apple have to cause this needless confusion?