benefit of landscape home screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by McDLT, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. McDLT macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2006
    This feature gets mentioned in every review of the 6+. Is it something people care about? I don't understand what difference it makes to anyone.
  2. Deguello macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2008
    It means I don't have to look at icons sidewise when I am holding my phone in landscape.

    Do you understand why it makes a difference to people who have an iPad? Same reasons.
  3. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    It's not a make or break kind of thing, but it's something I would use pretty often and always wondered why it wasn't there. Awkward selecting apps when they are rotated 90 degrees. A lot of people use their iPhones in landscape a good percentage of the time. I find it good for many games, Netflix or Amazon video, etc. Hopefully this is coming to iPad as well, where landscape is probably the dominant orientation.
  4. Fynd macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2010
    It's already on the iPad. The dock moves to maintain its position along the bottom, though.
  5. munkydust macrumors member

    May 2, 2010
    Not sure why this couldn't be implemented on the 6 though as well.
  6. NATO macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    I think it makes sense (and I agree that it should really have been implemented in the iPhone 6 too) - if you're using the phone in landscape orientation, it is annoying to have to switch the phone to portrait mode if you need to switch to another app temporarily (eg, send a quick SMS)
  7. mojito macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2014
    Yeah I'm happy to have this change instead of the nuisance of switching back and forth. Although I agree it should just be implemented with the iOS and work on the 6 as well, it's at least a step in the direction of getting it to be more universal.
  8. kovey macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2011
  9. davefromca macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2011
    Santa Barbara
  10. darkredcaffeine macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2014
    Probably because there wouldn't be enough room for the app names below the icons (if you look at the screenshots of the 6 in normal portrait mode, there's less room horizontally between the icons compared to the 6+)

    They probably could've squeezed it in, but that's not Apple's style

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