One little thing: reading in bed

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Sydde, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    How do you read in bed? Lying on your back or on your side? Or perhaps a littel of each? If you read lying on your side, the iPad could present a little bit of a problem: it will maintain a vertical image when what you really want might be a horizontal image (i.e., head on pillow, looking at the page). Seems pretty minor, but this could be a unpleasant for some folks. Will people just adapt or will the device be improved somehow?
     
  2. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, what's the saying . . . adapt or die . . . yeah, that's the one.

    Seriously, human life forms are considerably adaptable, but there are those for which habits are DNA rooted, so it will be up to the individual.
     
  3. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    What if you fall asleep and you wake up with a smashed screen and lacerations from the broken glass?
     
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    I like reading in the bath.

    Tell me about it. I used to read in the shower, but it got the toast wet.
     
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    I've used my iPhone in similar situations and it's possible to "trick" it into not rotating the display with careful turning. It's difficult to explain but the accelerometers on the iPhone at least seem to prefer fast motion...
     
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    There does need to be a feature to turn off the accelerometer off to stop it from spinning.
     
  7. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    The ereaders i have have used allow you to turn off rotation. It hasn't been an issue at all on the Touch.
     
  8. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    Didn't they suggest something about being able to lock it in reading mode? I could just be making that up though, but I faintly remember Steve saying it.
     
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    I assume I'll be able to use Rotation Inhibitor, or something similar to it, if and hopefully when the iPad is jailbroken. Here's to hoping that Apple will add a lock option in 4.0 though.
     
  12. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    The iPhone purposely has a delayed reaction to changing angles so you can do this. I doubt the iPad will be different.

    I hold my iphone in bed at the "wrong" angle all the time and it works.
     
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  14. Sydde thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I guess the simplest UI implementation would be for the orientation to lock if you put your thumb on the corner of the page while rotating it. For books, at least.
     
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    what good is the Kamasutra app then ? :p
     
  17. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I stand by my statement. I said nothing about looking at pictures.
     
  18. bobob macrumors 68030

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    You're definitely not going to want to inhibit screen rotation for that App...
     
  19. WhatAmI macrumors 6502a

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    It'a 2AM and I'm reading the forum in bed (slipped disc so no sleep) and I LOLed so hard I almost died of pain!!!!
     

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