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#153634 3-Oct-2014 12:15
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I didn't realise I much I used my iPhone one handed until the last couple of hours of using the iPhone 6 and not being able to reach everything with my thumb.

Apple need to redesign their menus etc to put the navigation controls at the bottom instead of the top. The Reachability" works, but it makes navigating back a menu 3 taps instead of one.




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  #1146533 3-Oct-2014 12:18
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2 handed use is the way of the future.

I have the 6+ and after only a couple of days I am used to it.

I was setting up my iphone5 for my girlfriend and I can't believe I used to have a phone that small!

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  #1146539 3-Oct-2014 12:24
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What about "Pie Controller"?

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nUKOsq2Bhi0

Oops, sorry, wrong OS :-)

But with the opening up to 3rd party keyboards it may only be a matter of time until other useful utilities become available.




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  #1146578 3-Oct-2014 13:11
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Doesn't it have a built-in 'one handed operation' mode? My Galaxy S5 does. Can you double-tap the home button to reorg the UI for easier reach?

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Inphinity: Doesn't it have a built-in 'one handed operation' mode? My Galaxy S5 does. Can you double-tap the home button to reorg the UI for easier reach?


Hi - yes - it does have this (it sounds the same as Android) - but as the OP has described (reachability) - it requires a double tap (not press) on the home button to bring down the top half of the screen... hence more steps to achieve something while one-handed.




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  #1146599 3-Oct-2014 13:37
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Inphinity: Doesn't it have a built-in 'one handed operation' mode? My Galaxy S5 does. Can you double-tap the home button to reorg the UI for easier reach?


yes but its a drag and is it turns your workflow into many more clicks

better off to go 2 handed or grow longer thumbs, another good way is to get a case with a cover, then you can hold the case cover with your other fingers without risking dropping

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  #1146615 3-Oct-2014 13:58
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I am told that all copies of this ad have been purged in a mass holy burning over in cupertino :)


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  #1146636 3-Oct-2014 14:22
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Paul1977: I didn't realise I much I used my iPhone one handed until the last couple of hours of using the iPhone 6 and not being able to reach everything with my thumb.

Apple need to redesign their menus etc to put the navigation controls at the bottom instead of the top. The Reachability" works, but it makes navigating back a menu 3 taps instead of one.


I have a padfone infinity A86 which has quite a large screen and I have found the best way to hold it is the pinky finger at the bottom underneath, other fingers at the back, and index finger up high on the side.

This way I can stabilize the phone but also pivot the phone so I can reach the top with my thumb without having to strain myself.

It does take some time getting used to.




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  #1146683 3-Oct-2014 15:12
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I'm sure I'll get used to it. Samsung customers obviously have.




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  #1147026 3-Oct-2014 23:18
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wellygary: I am told that all copies of this ad have been purged in a mass holy burning over in cupertino :)



Haha nice. It's still right though.. One handed operation is the logical way. Just as buying a small, fuel efficient car that's easy to park is logical.. Like a Mazda 2 or Ford Fiesta etc vs a SUV/Hummer.

Where Jobs was wrong was assuming consumers would want the logical option. Bigger = better in our consumer mentality. I'm surprised he didn't spot that given how keyed in to the consumer psyche he normally was. Perhaps because he was a minimalist he had a blind spot there. 

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  #1147028 3-Oct-2014 23:25
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wellygary: I am told that all copies of this ad have been purged in a mass holy burning over in cupertino :)



That makes me wonder if they are going to bring in an iphone 6 mini, which will basically be an iphone 5-5s with the current 2014 spec hardware. Many people are going to find the iphone 6 too big, and android manufacturers inc samsung do offer mini versions of their devices. The iphone6+ is another story, and I think if I purchased it, I would regret it, as it just seem too big for most users. The 6 seems like the sweet spot, which is your samsung galaxy 3-4 sized screen size and resolution. I find this a little big myself, and prefer the iphone 5 sized screen as you can do everything with one hand.



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  #1147078 4-Oct-2014 09:55
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mattwnz:
wellygary: I am told that all copies of this ad have been purged in a mass holy burning over in cupertino :)



That makes me wonder if they are going to bring in an iphone 6 mini, which will basically be an iphone 5-5s with the current 2014 spec hardware. Many people are going to find the iphone 6 too big, and android manufacturers inc samsung do offer mini versions of their devices. The iphone6+ is another story, and I think if I purchased it, I would regret it, as it just seem too big for most users. The 6 seems like the sweet spot, which is your samsung galaxy 3-4 sized screen size and resolution. I find this a little big myself, and prefer the iphone 5 sized screen as you can do everything with one hand.


I thought this would have been a great idea too, and do be honest probably would have gotten an iPhone 6 Mini had they existed. But it would probably kill sales of the 5S which the want to keep selling (not to mention the 5C - has anyone in the world actually purchased one of these?).

I wouldn't be surprised if they did this in 2 years when the iPhone 7 comes out. When the 6S comes out they will stop selling the 5C, and when the 7 comes out the will stop selling the 5S - so they will no longer have a 4 inch phone. Of course by that point I will have had a 4.7 inch screen for 2 years and won't want to go smaller!




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clicknz: 
Hi - yes - it does have this (it sounds the same as Android) - but as the OP has described (reachability) - it requires a double tap (not press) on the home button to bring down the top half of the screen... hence more steps to achieve something while one-handed.


Sorry, I presumed that once one-handed mode was enabled it would stay that way until you toggled it back, as the GS5 does, rather than adding a double-tap to every action...

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  #1147239 4-Oct-2014 16:42
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mattwnz:
wellygary: I am told that all copies of this ad have been purged in a mass holy burning over in cupertino :)



That makes me wonder if they are going to bring in an iphone 6 mini, which will basically be an iphone 5-5s with the current 2014 spec hardware. Many people are going to find the iphone 6 too big, and android manufacturers inc samsung do offer mini versions of their devices. The iphone6+ is another story, and I think if I purchased it, I would regret it, as it just seem too big for most users. The 6 seems like the sweet spot, which is your samsung galaxy 3-4 sized screen size and resolution. I find this a little big myself, and prefer the iphone 5 sized screen as you can do everything with one hand.


IPhone 6 mini? It's called the 5S




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  #1147264 4-Oct-2014 17:42
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joker97:
mattwnz:
wellygary: I am told that all copies of this ad have been purged in a mass holy burning over in cupertino :)



That makes me wonder if they are going to bring in an iphone 6 mini, which will basically be an iphone 5-5s with the current 2014 spec hardware. Many people are going to find the iphone 6 too big, and android manufacturers inc samsung do offer mini versions of their devices. The iphone6+ is another story, and I think if I purchased it, I would regret it, as it just seem too big for most users. The 6 seems like the sweet spot, which is your samsung galaxy 3-4 sized screen size and resolution. I find this a little big myself, and prefer the iphone 5 sized screen as you can do everything with one hand.


IPhone 6 mini? It's called the 5S


The Samsung Mini's are lesser models so the 5S is an apt comparison.

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  #1148229 6-Oct-2014 14:29
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mattgreen: 
Where Jobs was wrong was assuming consumers would want the logical option. Bigger = better in our consumer mentality. I'm surprised he didn't spot that given how keyed in to the consumer psyche he normally was. Perhaps because he was a minimalist he had a blind spot there. 


He also famously said that no one would want to watch video on their phone... he had some good blind spots. 

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