Think we'll ever get landscape home screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rockinrocker, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. rockinrocker macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
    Now that we have the landscape keyboard through out the native apps and (hopefully) soon on all the 3rd party apps, wouldn't it be cool to have a landscape mode on the home screen too?

    I'm thinking the icons all stay in the same spots, they just rotate so they're right side up. Same with the 4 in the dock, they don't change positions, just rotate. That way, they only things that would move would be the carrier info/time/battery indicator.

    It seems like it'd be pretty cool to switch from app to app without having to go in and out of landscape mode.

    So what's everybody think? Mmm, mmm, mmm?
  2. coolant113 macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2007
    New Jersey
    noo i dont seem it being practical.. and theres really no point.. :apple::apple:
  3. m477h3w macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    I would love to see a landscape home screen. For me personally, with 3.0 I use landscape when I am using my phone whilst still, and portrait whilst I'm walking/moving. I would love to be able to switch between apps without having to rotate the phone all the time.

    I would love :apple: to implement a system wide landscape mode, but with the option to turn it off as I know not everyone would like the "feature", especially those who like to use it in bed :D
  4. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    Please nooooo. It's bad enough now in iPod. Trying to use it in bed. The phone is so clever turning to landscape mode. It has no concept at all that my head might also be sideways in which case I don't want the phone to rotate.

    Rotating the home screen would drive me nuts.

    I wish they would add a switch somewhere in settings to turn off the accelerometer so the phone is always in the upright position.
  5. Que macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2009
    ever since 3.0 people haven't stopped moaning about landscape in sms etc, so if the home screen was landscape all the "i take my phone to bed because i don't have a girlfriend" crew would be unbearable.
  6. coolwater macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2009
    Remember, it's not what we want that counts. Apple thinks they always know better and if they think it's cool, then we'll have it; if not, too bad.
  7. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    I could have a girlfriend :) (In a Mr Heckles voice)
  8. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2009
    Newport Beach, CA
    I'd like that AND the ability to toggle rotation!
  9. bowlby87 macrumors member


    Apr 11, 2009
    York, UK
    I dont think it would work and it'd be pretty pointless in my opinion....
  10. iphoneftw macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2009
    but if we had diagonal on the home screen now thats pratical
  11. YoungLew macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    I'd love to use the iPhone landscape all the time, it would be a good addition in my opinion
  12. Kadman macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2007
    Using the iPhone in landscape near 100% of the time when holding it would be great with me. The only times I feel portrait mode is better is for scrolling through contacts and obviously when holding it up to your head! It's a widescreen world. Defaulting things to portrait mode is one of the few things that connect the iPhone to the phones that came before it.
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I think we will and I like the idea. However, I'd like to see a screen lock feature first so I can lock portrait or landscape.
  14. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    A silly idea. You have enough apps in landscape mode. You don't need to see extra icons.
  15. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I hope not, just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.
  16. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
  17. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    I am hoping for a landscape home screen big time.

    Only, in Rat-Boy fantasy land, when you rotate the home screen to landscape, you get a cover flow of open applications running in memory.

    Yes, I know, pipe dream. :D
  18. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2006
    Most apps support the landscape keyboard. I hold my iPhone sideways now more than I do portrait. The only reason I rotate it to portrait is for the home screen. I would be a very welcome improvement. It's really a pain in the ass for people who use landscape keyboard in apps.
  19. billyjoegibsonx macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    uh no, unless it was less sensitive and were able to turn it off. cause sometimes when im texting, the screen rotates, which is really annoying, cause i dont like typing in landscape. the only thing i think the rotate is good for is photos and cover flow :)
  20. TerribleTuesday macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
    You know, whenever I'm in an app that I like to use landscape I. And then swith to another app I also like to use landscape in I simply don't rotate the phone to portrait when I hit the homescreen. I'm completely capable of finding the app I need without rotating. Also, if it ruins your life that you can't flip the pho e for all of 2 seconds then I'm sorry that the world hates you.
  21. drewcosten macrumors member


    Nov 30, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    I had the BlackBerry Storm for the last 6 months (until the 3GS came out), and it was constantly switching to landscape mode to my great annoyance. If you can't turn it off it gets old real fast.
  22. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

    Unspoken Demise

    Apr 16, 2009
    The ability to have a landscape spring board? Sure.
    Mandatory like landscape texting?
    F*** no!
    I love landscape texing, but it would be great to have a toggle in setting for it. Or a toggle to keep it at landscape at all times. :)
  23. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    If there were a way to disable and enable landscape as I wished without jailbreaking then I would love landscape mode.

    I would love it if the icons would, at least, rotate so that they are properly displayed in landscape. Not so much more icons but so that I could navigate in landscape mode.
  24. Stunod7 macrumors member


    Mar 21, 2008
    What would be the point? Just rotating the icons 90 degrees in whatever direction? I guess... But if you can't recognize icons because they've been rotated I think you have other issues.
  25. cellocello macrumors 68000


    Jul 31, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    And, you know, when you're using it as a phone.

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