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katie ta achoo
Jul 9, 2007, 09:44 PM
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Are there any problems with the iPhone that we girls may face that the average male wouldn’t? Do long fingernails, for example, interfere with the use of the iPhone's touch interface in any way? Let’s find out….

I've been texting on the iPhone like mad ever since I got it. Texting is the easiest way to get in touch with most of my friends, so if it didn’t work well with long fingernails, my nails would be gone, or at least shortened. And I do love my nails!

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rachaface
Jul 9, 2007, 09:54 PM
i used to have long gel nails (3 of them broke off this week :X but i've been wanting to get rid of them for the months ive had them), and they did get in the way. granted, theyre longer than the average nail, but it was really difficult to pinch with them.

katie ta achoo
Jul 9, 2007, 09:58 PM
i used to have long gel nails (3 of them broke off this week :X but i've been wanting to get rid of them for the months ive had them), and they did get in the way. granted, theyre longer than the average nail, but it was really difficult to pinch with them.

I usually use two hands. Hold down my left thumb and pinch open and pinch shut with my pointer finger on my right hand. Much easier, with or without nails, imho.

Subiklim
Jul 9, 2007, 09:59 PM
how dare you imply that I am not the average man because I have long nails.

Sai Zelion
Jul 9, 2007, 10:29 PM
Cut your nails. lol

samh004
Jul 9, 2007, 10:44 PM
Can you type with your nails though, not the actual finger ?

katie ta achoo
Jul 9, 2007, 10:47 PM
Cut your nails. lol
No. :D
Can you type with your nails though, not the actual finger ?

and No. :(
Tapping on the screen is just a buncha tapping: noisy and uneventful. You need the actual skin-to-screen contact to do anything with it.

szark
Jul 9, 2007, 10:51 PM
You need the actual skin-to-screen contact to do anything with it.

Interestingly, I've found that the thin latex gloves we use at work actually function with the iPhone. I'm pleasantly surprised, and no longer have to worry about operating it with my nose. :p

deannnnn
Jul 9, 2007, 11:21 PM
My Garmin Nuvi has a great touch screen.
It cost me just as much as the iPhone would... (if I had one :()

dicklacara
Jul 9, 2007, 11:25 PM
I play guitar for my own amazement (finger picking) and keep my right-hand nails a little longer than normal.

I have short, chubby fingers and I try to key text on the iPhone with the tip (nail) of my fingers... I have problems with the iphone, unless I stop & think to use my fingerpads instead of fingernails...

... Since I started adjusting to the iPhone, I can't type worth crap on a normal computer KB. %^(>

Rivka
Jul 9, 2007, 11:35 PM
ok first of all, to the OP, you do not have long finger nails be any stretch of the term. I would say for long nails, mine are just about in the middle, and they are way longer than yours, way shorter than those girls with the dragon nails all blinged up.

i have very little problem using my iphone despite the longer nails, but i do use it differently than other folks. i notice for instance that i use my index and middle finger (instead of thumb) flat on the surface to pinch and pull it happened very effortless that way and just stuck

and the glove thing? i got mine to work thru fine leather gloves, not great but enough to unlock it and make a call

My Garmin Nuvi has a great touch screen.
It cost me just as much as the iPhone would... (if I had one :()

it is soo funny and frustrating at times because i have a Nuvi on my jeep as well and going back and forth from a conductive touch screen (iPhone) and a pressure touch (Garmon Nuvi) means that i have to constantly resent my behavior

cromestant
Jul 10, 2007, 06:32 AM
beautiful hands by the way katie.

dicklacara
Jul 10, 2007, 09:10 AM
Here's a link:
http://home.allgaeu.org/brosa/finger.htm.

If you want to hear the song, search iTMS for "fingernails" and select the Joe Ely version

longofest
Jul 10, 2007, 09:22 AM
My bad habit of fingernail biting keeps me away from having to deal with this question :cool:

Gonzlobo
Jul 10, 2007, 01:00 PM
Keep those sexy long fingernails!

SMOOCH!

rdowns
Jul 10, 2007, 05:58 PM
beautiful hands by the way katie.

If this blogging gig doesn't work out, you could be a hand model. ;)

wickedsteve
Jul 10, 2007, 06:19 PM
You call those little things long? Those are not long fingernails. My friend has long fingernails that make yours look short. She had a few problems using my iPhone.

tfr
Jul 10, 2007, 07:10 PM
If this blogging gig doesn't work out, you could be a hand model. ;)

Have you bothered to take a look at Katie's "Occupation" field in her profile? ;)

meagain
Jul 10, 2007, 08:31 PM
Thanks! I was worried about this as well. My nails are longer than yours in the pic, but when I tested it in the store, I didn't make a single mistake. Kind of freeked me out.

katie ta achoo
Jul 10, 2007, 08:39 PM
You call those little things long? Those are not long fingernails. My friend has long fingernails that make yours look short. She had a few problems using my iPhone.

For 13 years of my life, I played violin and viola so my nails were trimmed down to the wick. They feel long to me.
Long enough to feel somewhat elegant, but short enough that I can still decorate cakes, gift wrap at work, etc.

*shrug*

Claypidgeon
Jul 10, 2007, 08:50 PM
I've noticed issues with using the screen when other people are holding my phone as well. Wierd. I suspect maybe its just that they aren't holding onto it as "hard" as I would be when I know I'm going to hit the screen with the other hand.

Bahwinkle
Jul 11, 2007, 09:41 AM
I've noticed issues with using the screen when other people are holding my phone as well. Wierd. I suspect maybe its just that they aren't holding onto it as "hard" as I would be when I know I'm going to hit the screen with the other hand.

I think of it like a loyal dog, knowing who it should trust.

HotdogGiambi
Jul 11, 2007, 10:00 AM
This should be the real question. What's up with long fingernails anyway? Why bother. Seems like a ridiculous cultural stereotype perpetrated on women. Make up, perfume and long fingernails are absurd. Break free of the Matrix and trim those talons and stop painting your face like Bozo the Clown. It'll also probably make typing on your iPhone easier.

MrSmith
Jul 12, 2007, 04:43 AM
This should be the real question. What's up with long fingernails anyway? Why bother. Seems like a ridiculous cultural stereotype perpetrated on women. Make up, perfume and long fingernails are absurd. Break free of the Matrix and trim those talons and stop painting your face like Bozo the Clown. It'll also probably make typing on your iPhone easier.
But please continue to shave those legs and armpits ;)

Gonzlobo
Jul 12, 2007, 08:20 AM
This should be the real question. What's up with long fingernails anyway? Why bother. Seems like a ridiculous cultural stereotype perpetrated on women. Make up, perfume and long fingernails are absurd. Break free of the Matrix and trim those talons and stop painting your face like Bozo the Clown. It'll also probably make typing on your iPhone easier.

Please go back to france. Thanks.

MrSmith
Jul 12, 2007, 08:28 AM
Yes, back to Charlottesville, VA, France with you!

Actually, I think Hotdog speaks a lot of sense.

katie ta achoo
Jul 12, 2007, 10:37 AM
This should be the real question. What's up with long fingernails anyway? Why bother. Seems like a ridiculous cultural stereotype perpetrated on women. Make up, perfume and long fingernails are absurd. Break free of the Matrix and trim those talons and stop painting your face like Bozo the Clown. It'll also probably make typing on your iPhone easier.

culturally it's what's considered "beautiful"
though it probably originated as a sign that the woman didn't have to work, and so could grow long, "useless" nails, over the years, that social statement of wealth has evolved into a widely (not completely ;)) accepted mode of beauty. If I were in a different culture, I'm sure I'd be pining for or have smaller feet, my lip stretched, or a full-face tattoo. Ya, one may call me a sell-out or vain, but I like to feel pretty and this is what has been taught to me to be "beautiful."


Apologies for any run-on sentences. The iphone screen isn't wide enough for me to see a whole sentence at once. I am getting OK EDGE speeds in this doctor's office, though. :)

MrSmith
Jul 12, 2007, 08:04 PM
Ya, one may call me a sell-out or vain, but I like to feel pretty and this is what has been taught to me to be "beautiful."
That's exactly the point he was making.