Idea for the next iPhone’s touch screen - what do you think?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Corndog5595, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    When you are scrolling through something on iOS, you can keep scrolling up through the Nav and Status bars; you all should know what I am talking about. You can begin scrolling one element of the screen and keep scrolling even after your finger leaves that area of the screen. That makes sense right?

    Well, imagine if the entire bezel (or most of it) had touch capability. You could keep scrolling even after your finger leaves the screen. The bezel wouldn’t really do much or even recognize touches unless you began scrolling on the screen.

    What do you guys think of this idea?
  2. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000


    Apr 9, 2003
    Canada GTA
    I think the pre did this. Scrolling would be a good application for it. Or really, general navigation gestures would be ncie to have on areas OUTSIDE the screen.
  3. DanggxAmanda macrumors regular


    Jul 2, 2010
    Well in games I rest my fingers on the outside of the screen so I wouldn't want that
  4. Corndog5595 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    you might want to re-read my post then.
  5. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I like this idea, but what I really want for the next iPhone's screen is scrolling on the back. The MagicMouse doesn't detect unnecessary touches so neither should the iPhone back.
  6. mad-dog-one macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2009
    Wouldn't it screw-up if you touched the black border while holding the iPhone?
  7. Corndog5595 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Read paragraph #2
  8. Coukos34 macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    I get your point, but what the other poster said still rings true. In your scenario you would still need to make sure you touched the sides and never moved your fingers even a little while touching the bezel. This would cause all sorts of problems in scenarios where you are re-gripping the phone. This reason alone is why you wont see this on an iPhone.
  9. Corndog5595 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    I guess so, but when I am scrolling, i can touch the nav bar and it doesn’t affect my scrolling. The problem you guys are pointing out is easily avoided without removing any functionality.
  10. Mike225 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    SF BAY
    Sounds like a good idea. I know its crossed my mind using my iPhone.

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