Two hands or one?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Troyte83, May 22, 2007.

  1. Troyte83 macrumors regular

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    All the videos you see of Steve Jobs using the iPhone he has to use two hands to use it. The left to hold it and the right to go through the phone, seeing that most people have a phone that is easily used with one hand, how will this effect people and their daily lives. I think it will be interesting to see how different it will be and it might take getting used to. Also do you think you will be able to use the iPhone with one hand? If so how effective could you really be flipping through songs or zooming in online?
     
  2. neven macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think iPhone will be suitable for very quick one-handed use, and I don't really care either. Apple have designed a phone you want to look at when you use it.
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I think I could use it one handed....I have pretty big hands, but is I could still use it...I guess we'll find out soon!
     
  4. Gonzlobo Suspended

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    Meh. The toughest thing will be - for a few hours at least - flicking to the contact, song or address. I'll probably blow past the letter P all the way to Z, but I'll figure it oot (sigh).

    Yes, I *know* some of the menus have the alphabet on the right, so flicking won't be necessary... but I'll flick anyway... cause it seems cool.
     
  5. MacbookSwitcher macrumors 6502

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    You bring up a good point. One-handed navigation was an important innovatino of the Treo, and was an advancement. The iPhone is getting rid of this advancement. I'm curious to see how it works out.

    Also, "flicking" is horribly inefficient. Typing in letters to filter down choices is much faster and more effective than scrolling. However, I think almost all of the iPhone's screens will support this, so hopefully that won't be a problem.
     
  6. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    For a contact list (assuming you know the exact name you're searching for) entering the first letter(s) is likely to be more efficient alright. For other lists though, flicking is likely to be more convenient.
     
  7. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    I actually already use my phone two-handed, at least when txting. That's partly because I can txt faster with two hands, but also most recent phones have the keypad at the very bottom of the face of the device. With your thumb down there, it's easy for the device to fall out of your hand, and even easier for it to be stolen.
     
  8. Vinnie_vw macrumors 6502

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    How about no hands? I remember that there was some sort of remote control on the headphones, so that would seem the easiest way to answer the phone at least. As far as 1-handed use for browsing the phone goes, I don't actually do that on a regular phone, so why would I do it on the iPhone. Come to think of it, I don't even answer my regular phone with 1 hand.
     
  9. dcv macrumors G3

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    Please demonstrate multi-touch with no hands. :p
     
  10. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    No Jpegs, please!! :eek: :p
     

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