TRUE Landscape on iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nickhutson, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. nickhutson macrumors regular

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    Well, it's taken them three years to give us landscape in text and email. Wonder when we will get landscape in maps, iTunes store, YouTube and App store. Come on, Apple! :)
     
  2. inf macrumors 6502

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    Youtube already has landscape when playing a video?
     
  3. Phatzer macrumors regular

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  4. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    While you may want it I think landscape mode is the worst thing ever. The keyboard is bulky to use, the phone doesn't feel right in my hand, and you can't see a single thing on the screen while using it in landscape mode with a keyboard.

    I would much rather have Apple kill landscape mode.
     
  5. TBi macrumors 68030

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    What exactly is wrong with giving people a choice?
     
  6. earthsick macrumors regular

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    there is no possible reason for there to be landscape in the app/itunes store
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I agree. Kill it and you kill our choice. I like landscape.


    I agree. You scroll down more anyway. Apps and tunes don't span across the screen enough to warrant landscape mode. All I want is a freaking lock so I can lock the screen in landscape or portrait. Kindle App has it, why not Apple?
     
  8. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    There is a rotation inhibitor for Jailbroken phones.
     
  9. jmann macrumors 604

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    I thought landscape SMS would be awesome and amazing because I used it all the time with iRealSMS, but when it got released officially for whatever reason I don't remember/never use it. :rolleyes: *sigh*
     
  10. freediverdude macrumors 6502a

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    I tried using SMS in landscape exactly one time, lol. I thought it would be so cool with the bigger keyboard and everything, but then I couldn't see hardly anything above the keyboard, maybe just the last previous message. Completely negated the nice threaded conversation look of SMS.
     
  11. vinay427 macrumors 6502a

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    I still think the whole OS should have a landscape mode. The Storm and Android have it and they're just a s new or newer than the iPhone OS. I was amazed how quickly my friend's Storm switched orientation on the BlackBerry screen. The icons change quicker than the iPhone's in an application because there is not really an animation. Same in Android. I would rather save 10 minutes a day waiting for animations to load and happen than look at the beautiful spinning things. :D
     
  12. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    heck yeah there is. i hate landscape it's so annoying. i'm sure on a 3GS freshly rebooted it changes fast and quick but there is definitely a 3-5 second delay for me on my 2G with the portrait to landscape
     
  13. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    +1
     
  14. randomusername macrumors 6502

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    While I agree with you, it's only been two years. 2009-2007=2.
     
  15. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Uh...if there WAS a choice, that'd be great!

    But you have to jailbrake to get that rotation inhibitor thing. What we have now is the opposite of choice. It does what it wants and that's that.

    I'd love Apple to put a rotation inhibitor choice into the phone. If they did that, then fine, I have no problem with landscape as a choice. But until they do that then I too wish landscape would just die. Outside of videos, photos, and Safari it's the dumbest feature ever.
     
  16. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I agree with you. I don't even like lanscape in iPod. Who wants to sit there and flick through album covers when it's far easier to find what you're looking for in other views.
     
  17. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    And before all the landscape lovers jump on us, I DO want you to have that landscape option for yourself. They shouldn't remove it. I just wish we could all choose our preferred method.
     
  18. macsarethebest macrumors regular

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    its a free country!

    Apple should definitely give the choice. I like landscape better, but theat doesn't mean anybody HAS to use it!!! :cool:
     
  19. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I love semantics.

    When Jailbroken its a rotation inhibitor thing, but when its officially blessed by Apple then its a rotation inhibitor choice.

    FWIW I think an official solution from Apple would be extremely annoying. Unless you can set rules, like toggles for certain apps, do you really want to have to switch to Settings, and drill down several times just to activate it for Safari when you had it previously turned off? Apple just needs to buy the rights to SBSettings to make all our lives easier.

    I'm still surprised that there isn't a Favorites pane for Settings.
     
  20. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Many users have no interest in jailbreaking... but if Apple added it officially, they wouldn't need to jailbreak, so therefore Apple's method is better.
     
  21. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I know, I was just reflecting on the perception of two identical pieces of software.
     
  22. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Yea, jailbroken phones. I shouldn't have to jailbreak my iPhone to get the option that I want. There should be an inhibitor built-in.

    Just because some of you want total landscape doesn't mean we all want it. Sometimes choice isn't best.
     
  23. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    Uh

    what?

    Do you even know what you're talking about, in the slightest? Sometimes choice isn't best?

    What?

    Who are YOU to decide that? How does it hurt YOU? Sure, it would be a better option to be able to choose not to use it -- but for you to suggest it should be taken out, when many people, including myself enjoy landscape -- is ludicrous, selfish and completely outlandish.

    Apple needs to have an option for apps like Safari, Messages etc that either shut off landscape or turn it on permanently (I would LOVE messages to be landscape permanently) but in no way should they remove landscape because of a few people like you.
     
  24. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    All I want is an inhibitor. But they should NOT make things landscape permanently just because YOU want it.
     
  25. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    I usually use landscape mode while in bed. The perfect pairing is to have 3.0 landscape with a jailbroken phone with sbsettings. There's toggles to turn on/off the rotation.
     

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