One Handed Use on the iPhone 6th Gen

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  1. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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  2. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

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    I must have huge hands, because I can put my thumb way past the "reach" part on the iPhone 4S, even past the top left corner of the hardware.
     
  3. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Why does the "new iPhone" have TWO mute switches? lol!
     
  4. tomhut macrumors member

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    Three things

    1) The display on the 6th Generation iPhone appears to be significantly lower down on the device than it is in your image. This will help with reachability.

    2) The bezel on the new iPhone also appears to be slightly smaller. Again this will help things.

    3) The "reach" area on the images appears to be over estimated, I by no means have large hands but can easily reach every corner of the current iPhone display without really stretching.

    If you can easily reach the front facing camera & speaker on an iPhone 4 or 4S with your thumb you will have no issues with the new iPhone display.
     
  5. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    This. And with the display on the new iPhone only rumored to be as tall as the very top of the iPhone 4/4S, it's a non-issue.
     
  6. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    Guess this means that wider would make using this phone virtually impossible to operate. Whew! Good thing its only taller.
     
  7. Dennis187 macrumors regular

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    Another Photoshop whoops! One is to mute the left speaker and the other is for the right speaker. LOL
     
  8. cynics macrumors G3

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    This wouldn't be an issue if all the apps didn't have back buttons in the upper left. With a case on I need to adjust my hand has it is to get my thumb up there. With the same case on the new phone I wouldn't be able to do it. Its strange because on my 4.3" Razr which is bigger I can use with one hand because I never need to touch the upper left of the screen.
     
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    To be Awesome
     
  10. canucksfan88 macrumors 6502a

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    any spot on the iPhone 4 screen is easy for me to reach...and my hands aren't even that big
     
  11. sneaky butcher macrumors 6502

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    so 3.5 inch wasn't perfect after all? who'd a thunk it?
     
  12. Dennis187 macrumors regular

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    If you have tiny hands you'll just need some sort of bionic finger extensions.
     
  13. iEnvy macrumors 65816

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    Anybody who isn't a child can easily reach across the entire iPhone with just their thumb.
     
  14. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Reach means just that. It doesn't mean can't reach. But I can see how it might be tough to reach the far opposite corner on the new phone. We won't know until we have one in our hands.
     
  15. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    This has to be the most overrated thing going.
     
  16. cableguy619 macrumors 6502

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    if I can 1 hand my old galaxy SII with small hands you can one hand an iphone
     
  17. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    I could one hand my S2, but I had to move my hand up a bit to slide down the notification. So it was a little uncomfortable. My S3 - No way.
     
  18. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    One handing it is overrated. As long as I can type one handed I'm gtg.
     
  19. allonym macrumors regular

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    How you hold it makes a big difference.
     
  20. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Huh? Does anybody else think these statements contradict?
     
  21. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    Why? The keyboard doesn't cover the entire screen, it's on the bottom half. As long as he can cover the whole keyboard one handed, he's "gtg". Pretty easy to understand.
     
  22. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Just another unhealthy Apple Obsession.

    One Handed, One Handed, One Handed,

    One Handed, One Handed, One Handed,

    Oh please :eek:
     
  23. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    You need to find a new hobby, iPhone hating is making you bitter. :D
     
  24. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    Thank you. If I need to use my other hand to hit the upper left app, I'm ok with that. I don't need to be able to hit every mm of the phone with one thumb.
     
  25. fenskezen macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted

    I have small hands and could still use it one handed, I think. I have to kind of slide and roll my 4 bit, all one handed,but I have gotten good! :) my case is a little rounded and thin. Clear belkin back and sides..
     

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