iPhone screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PowerFullMac, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

    PowerFullMac

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    When Steve first announced the iPhone, he mentioned the iPhone screen only being sensitive to skin. Anyone tested this out?
     
  2. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    if you have a very thin cloth (like the one that comes with the iPhone) you can make things happen on the screen without actually touching it.

    edit: but you have to have your finger behind it...the cloth alone doesn't seem to make anything happen.
     
  3. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    yeah this is because it is controlled by electrical impulses, where it emits and recieves an electrical signal through your skin. the only reason the cloth works is that the electricity can travel/jump the small distance of the cloth. if you watch the little demo of the technology behind the iphone on the apple site it tells this
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Using the iPhone in the winter with gloves is going to be interesting... :)
     
  5. Annndy! macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking that if the cloth works with your finger behind it, those thin winter gloves will be okay. The thicker ones obviously won't work, but who's actually going to try and maneuver around the iPhone interface with those on?
     
  6. JustinP81 macrumors 6502

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    Living in Florida FINALLY pays off!
     
  7. fallingskye macrumors member

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    I knew there had to be a point to it eventually :)

    I suppose people can just get those mittens with the removable finger part. :p
     
  8. The Prise macrumors member

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    i wonder what buffalo bill would do when he needed gloves to use his iphone!:eek:
     
  9. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again...
     
  10. The Prise macrumors member

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    it does this when its told!
     

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