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Old Jul 11, 2011, 03:49 PM   #1
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Apple Activates Assistive Touch in iOS 5 Beta 3




In the latest iOS 5 beta just released today, Apple has activated the new "Assistive Touch" features for the iPad. The Assistive Touch settings were in place in iOS's accessibility settings in previous betas, but is only now active. The new features are meant to provide additional interactivity for those who might have trouble using the traditional gestures and buttons on the iPad.







The new settings allow users to activate a menu overlay on the iPad with by pressing on a designated corner. The menu allows one-tap access to all of the iPad's functions including rotation, shaking, volume changes and even gestures. Known gestures such as pinch and swipe can be recalled by a tap, and custom gestures can even be recorded and played back on command.


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Old Jul 11, 2011, 03:52 PM   #2
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...and why can't this be used for informational widgets?

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Old Jul 11, 2011, 03:54 PM   #3
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 03:54 PM   #4
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...and why can't this be used for informational widgets?

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+1....

All that screen space only to be covered in icons. Where the space could be used for much more....
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 03:55 PM   #5
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Yea Apple is very thoughtful about these kinds of things, but they rarely get credit for it...
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 03:56 PM   #6
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I have no problems with these gestures, but in some instances I think I could use a few of this instead of the gestures. Perhaps could be more handy. Will have to see when it lands.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 03:57 PM   #7
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I thought the people who needed this type of assistance had problems but then I read about these poor people going without widgets. It's terrible.

Do you guys have a charity I could donate to or something?
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 03:59 PM   #8
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Ugh, I don't understand why i can't update over the air for this lol
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 04:01 PM   #9
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I thought the people who needed this type of assistance had problems but then I read about these poor people going without widgets. It's terrible.

Do you guys have a charity I could donate to or something?
Yeah, paypal donation to the charity for "Not Funny People" ....
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 04:07 PM   #10
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Very helpful for people with disabilities, but this is gonna be killer even for some games where some particular gestures combo are involved to play. I already see myself doing monster scores at TouchGrind BMX
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 04:20 PM   #11
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This would be handy for when some of the physical buttons start to eventually malfunction from a fall or moisture.
Will the iPhone have similar features?
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 04:30 PM   #12
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This would be handy for when some of the physical buttons start to eventually malfunction from a fall or moisture.
Will the iPhone have similar features?
It works on iPhone just tried it it's in settings/ accessibility just seems to take a while for the dot to show up.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 04:30 PM   #13
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This is great! bring it to the iPhone too and it's gonna be lots of fun!
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 04:31 PM   #14
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so much for sbs settings!
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Yeah, paypal donation to the charity for "Not Funny People" ....
How old is this person? (Rhetorical, just incase you missed that.) Sigh.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 04:39 PM   #16
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Can you quickly acces wifi settings with this?
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What are some of the shortcuts you can add? Wifi on/off? Cell data on/off? etc...

Is selecting the corner anything like hot corners on OS X? That is awful.
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Can you quickly acces wifi settings with this?
No, needs an option in custom gestures to link to settings. It's for performing gestures easier that's all, like just touch the screen to unlock instead of swipe
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Can you quickly acces wifi settings with this?
No, it just remembers the number of fingers and the direction of movement etc. You can't create a gesture and then give it a function. Basically it's so you don't have to keep making the gesture again and again.
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This'll be a good addition for many people. I wonder if you'll be able to open specific apps with custom gestures.
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...and why can't this be used for informational widgets?

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Because then it would be called Android.
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Because then it would be called Android.
Or Dashboard?
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This would be handy for when some of the physical buttons start to eventually malfunction from a fall or moisture.
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Physical buttons? Whatever do you mean?

Oh you mean the home button that stops working about 9 months after getting your iPhone 4?
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