I saw this at the apple store today...How did they do it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xsecretfiles, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    Thats on the iPhone 3GS under accessibility. Phil said at WWDC, that he wants people to use this amazing technology, so he built it in.
     
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  3. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Remember the demo of the iPhone being used for all those medical devices and stuff? I wonder if it is being used at all for that sort of stuff.
     
  4. csnplt macrumors 6502

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    Zoom is turned on. On the iPod touch 3G and the iPhone 3GS, you can go to Settings -> General -> Accesibility -> Zoom, and zoom as was shown in that video.
     
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    Is there any good reason why they decided this would be a feature on the 3GS only? It isn't hardware based so why don't us 3G owners have this option as well?
     
  6. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Cause they want to save features to be exclusive on their newest device, just another incentive to upgrade. I for one wouldn't even use that feature though.
     
  7. nehunte macrumors 6502

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    The phone is terribly difficult to use when zoom is activated. It would be nicer if there was some kind of quicker way of accessing it. Instead, it takes forever to navigate all the menus when the screen is zoomed.
     
  8. xsecretfiles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys, I do have a 3gs and I didn't know this existed lol
     
  9. knakane macrumors newbie

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    I don't get it...what is the point? is it for the vision impaired maybe?...
     
  10. hchavarria macrumors 6502

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    It is for the vision impaired. It allows people with difficulty seeing to acquire an iPhone yet being able to use larger text or voice guidence if needed.
     
  11. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

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    When I first got my 3GS on day one, I found the Accessibility menu and activated all of the options and freaked out because I couldn't undo it. Voice over , zoom, white on black and Speak Auto-text. TOTAL Nightmare. :)
     
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  13. M87 macrumors 65816

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    Indeed. I am visually impaired and wouldn't be able to use my iPhone or Mac without zoom. It's one of the reasons I'm so fond of Apple. Microsoft finally got the hint and put a full screen magnifier in Windows 7, but it still isn't as nice as OS X's. Built in accessibility is very important to me.
     
  14. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    your not the only one ! :confused:
     

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