iPod nano, why no gestures?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by paolo-, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. paolo- macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008
    Contrarily to most, I think the new design is great. It's all about the music, as it should be. Since the 1st and 2nd gen, I felt they changed the design to add features that aren't really useful but make the device less easy to use but probably sell more. You know, the square one wasn't ergonomic, the last two had a tiny scroll wheel all for a big screen, how often do you really watch videos on those? And the camera being the best... :rolleyes:

    Mind you, I have one rant, but it could be fixed with software. With the touchscreen you have to look at it and tap the small buttons on the screen to pause, next song, previous. So it's basically impossible to operate it in a pocket and you have to keep the screen lit and look at it if you clip it on your clothing.

    Wouldn't it be possible to turn the screen off but still have the touch sensor on. That way, when you lock the screen you could do simple gestures to operate the device without looking. Tap to pause, swipe left for next, swipe right for previous.

    What do you think? :apple:
  2. BrennerM macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    I saw somewhere that it has some sort of gesture control for no-look operation, so i think it will be there day-one.
  3. tablo13 macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2010
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    You can use VoiceOver. Tap once on a screen and it will say what button you touched on.


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