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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BoxerGT2.5, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

    BoxerGT2.5

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    Anyone finding it a far stretch to get to right handed? I know apple has a commercial focusing on the thumb, but conveniently they're using their left hand.
     
  2. ixodes macrumors 601

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    One of the guys at the office talks about this. But in my case, one handed usage isn't important to me.
     
  3. BoxerGT2.5 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I guess my point is wasn't that the reason for the keeping the skinny screen? One handed operation?
     
  4. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    You don't use your left hand? I thought everyone did.
     
  5. stuffradio macrumors 65816

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    I find using my right hand for the iPhone to be awkward. Is it a left handed person thing? Do left handed people use their right hand to hold it?
     
  6. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    If you're finding it hard reaching the top left corner of the iPhone 5, how do you do it on your S3?

    :rolleyes:
     
  7. jshin100 macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently a Galaxy S I user so that would be like 2nd nature to use the back button with my other hand.
     
  8. stuffradio macrumors 65816

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    Troll.
     
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  10. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    But when the iphone 4 came out, Steve Jobs said holding it in your left hand was holding it wrong. I am left handed and always in my left hand.
     
  11. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    Yes and no. I find myself holding the iPhone 5 slightly differently than I did my iPhone 4- more in my fingers, and less in my palm. When I attempt to hold the 5 exactly the same way I did my 4, it takes a completely straight thumb to reach the back button. When I hold it the natural way, it feels just as easy on the 5 as it did on the 4.

    The key here is that the 5 is thinner than the 4. I can't hold the 4 the same way I naturally hold my 5, because my fingers have to hold more of the side to maintain a stable grip. I think this is the only way Apple was able to put in the 4" display and still allow the thumb to reach the upper corners. And for people with smaller hands, it may still not be enough. All in all though, I think it's a good compromise between screen size and one-handed usability.
     
  12. BoxerGT2.5 thread starter macrumors 68000

    BoxerGT2.5

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    The back button is a capacitive button on the lower right hand corner. :)
     
  13. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    I know that. Which is why I just said top left, not back button specifically. There are other functions located on the top left of the screen, no? Such as the refresh button on the stock browser?

    :)
     
  14. Dolorian macrumors 65816

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    Going by the commercial, it is common sense to use your left hand :p
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    lefty and use my left hand.
     

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