3D Touch will be harder to use on the iPhone 6s Plus

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  1. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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    If you need to press down harder on icons to use 3D Touch, you'd need more leverage on the phone. But I think the iPhone 6s Plus' unweidly size will start to bother some people. Take for example that camera icon at the top right corner. Not only do you have to wiggle the 6s Plus in your hand to reach that icon, but now you have to press down hard on it. I just feel 3D Touch made the larger iPhone just a little bit more difficult to use.
     
  2. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    I think most who get the 6S plus realise it's always more often than not going to be a two handed device.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I rarely use my 6 plus one-handed.
     
  4. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    thats what the reachability function is for.
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Two hands. Don't use it when driving. No problem.
     
  6. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking the same thing this morning. I still haven't gotten used to using the 6+ one-handed, and I realize I do so quite a bit. I am really considering dropping down to the 6S for easier usage of 3D touch
     
  7. sterl320 macrumors 6502

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    ...if you were only trying to use it with one hand. I don't think the 6+ or the 6s+ were made to be one handed, that's if you don't have big enough hands so you can use it in one hand lol. Thats why you had to choice between the 6 & 6+.
     
  8. rdlink macrumors 68040

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    If you can use the iPhone 6 plus one handed you should be playing professional basketball... :)
     
  9. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    I thought some people were able to use it one handed? Even for texting unless I am mistaken.
     
  10. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    "Being able" doesn't mean it's comfortable or efficient.
     
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  12. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    I use it one-handed for some functions, and when it's not comfortable I use it two-handed. It's really not rocket science.
     
  13. protobiont macrumors 6502a

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    But what if you already play pro football?
     
  14. lulumink macrumors regular

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    Without using it, you talk like you've already used it. What a useless thread.
     
  15. jagolden macrumors 6502

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    Uhm, move the icon.
     
  16. adam1080 macrumors regular

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    I have thought about this as well. I spend a lot of time on my plus one handed. I think that time will diminish on my 6s plus.
     
  17. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    I'm one of the lucky ones, I can comfortably use the 6+ one handed. Reachability is obviously very useful, but in terms of general use I don't ever need two hands.
     
  18. phteven macrumors newbie

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    I think people are overestimating how hard you will need to press. It's not a resistive screen remember.
     
  19. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I use my 6+ one handed often. It isn't really a problem to use two hands if I need to at times.
     
  20. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I agree. I think people are getting concerned without even having tried it. Besides I don't think you have to press on the display as hard as some people think you do. Not to mention expectations of being able to use the phone one handed just sound baffling to me. A phone that size is designed to be used two handed. Granted if some people can use it one handed that's great for them but it's not going to be the case for everyone. I do use mine one handed for certain things but most of the time I use it two handed.
     
  21. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Weight and now extra force to operate the screen.
    Total failure.:mad:

    I don't expect the plus model 3d Touch to be perfect but I am excited for 9/25.
     
  22. flur macrumors 68000

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    I assume it will be as hard as I need to press to force touch on my watch. I'm hoping I'm wrong, as that's pretty darn hard.
     
  23. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    I use it one handed all the time. The top right corner is the only area I have trouble hitting. I'm 5'8" so no NBA career for me. :p
     
  24. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    From watching the keynote I'm not so sure it's about how hard you press but more about how long you press. I could be wrong though.
     
  25. flur macrumors 68000

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    This is starting to feel dirty.
     

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