iPhone switch from landscape to portrait like nano?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jbro1999, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. jbro1999 macrumors regular

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    I would like to see the future updates include switch from landscape to portrait like the nano? If anything, if they could make it an option.

    Sometime when I'm on my iPhone I have it laying on my desk. If I want it to go from portrait view to landscape I have to tip it up. I would like to take 2 fingers and just turn it.

    Same thing if I am laying in bed. Take 2 fingers and turn it instead of locking the landscape mode.

    Another example would be when I am looking at a pic someone sent me and it is sideways, Everytime I turn my phone to make it right side up it goes sideways again. It pisses me off. If I could just use 2 fingers and turn it the way I wanted it look at it would be awesome.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I think Apple solved your problem back in June with iOS 4.0

    Double tap the Home button, Swipe Right to lock/unlock the orientation of the screen

    [​IMG]
     
  3. jbro1999 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes I know this. Apple is all about making things easy and "cool". I don't want to double tap the home screen slide to the right and hit the lock button when I could do this all with just 2 fingers really quick.
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but I think Apple has checked this implementation method off of their to-do list and has moved on. I think we are stuck with this double tapping the home button method.

    I'm not saying that your idea isn't cool (or better), just that this is the best we got.
     
  5. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    That could be a good idea, however the nano works better because it's a square. It doesn't matter how you hold it, it'll always look the same. And I don't think they would allow that on the iPhone because if you hold it in a portrait mode and you were to turn the screen horizontally, it would mess up the whole display. So basically, to Apple it would seem useless since most people might have more problems with it than anything else.
     
  6. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    ...except that what you suggested isn't what the OP wants.

    The orientation lock isn't a toggle.

    It just locks the screen's orientation to portrait.

    If the phone thinks it is in Portrait mode and you turn the orientation lock off, the screen wont rotate to landscape.
     

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