A simple solution would be to enable double tapping the home button to bring down the notification banner when it is present. They can easily do this in an update.
I agree. They don't always think things through and typically fix them in updates (e.g., the return of split view in Calendar, etc.).
If you swipe down at the top of the reachability screen when there's a notification showing, it still enables the quick reply. That's what I've been doing when I can't use both hands or reach up there normally.
EDIT: just tried it, and I lied. It only brings down the Notification Center and then you can reply from there. I thought it took you to the quick reply, but oh well.
Bring down the banner with reachability.
Somehow didn't pick up on that that's what was happening from reading through the thread the first time. What happens when a banner is present and reachability is used? And, yeah, I agree, I'd expect everything to shift down, with or without banners being there.Read the posts above, they screwed up with reachability not making it so the messages banner comes down with the rest of the screen
Somehow didn't pick up on that that's what was happening from reading through the thread the first time. Yeah, that certainly seems like a strange behavior that will hopefully get addressed.