iPhone 6(S)(+) Want to upgrade iPhone 6s to one w/ ONE-HAND operation...

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  1. Crunch, May 15, 2019
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    Crunch macrumors 6502a

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    So I've been holding off from upgrading my 6s for a number of reasons but mostly it's because the apparent lack of being able to use ANY current iPhone with ONE HAND. Is it only me who wants this very BASIC "feature" of being able to operate my phone with one hand??

    EDIT: ...and I don't mean one of these band-aid "solutions" where you have to tap on the Home button every time and wait for the screen to come down or whatever the new trick is on Home button-less iPhones of later years.
     
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    Yes, I know, it's technically not impossible. Great!

    But you know what I mean: Using the tap-on-home button or the keyboard trick adds SO MUCH time to using the phone especially if you're a power user that needs SPEED and convenience, not some band-aid solution that takes forever.
     
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    I wanted to point out that no, you’re not the only one who wants this. Which is why iPhone has specific features for one-handed use. Swipe down on the bottom of the phone and the screen comes down with it. It’s an inconvenient extra step, I understand.

    The X is smaller then my XR and narrower, it’s your 6S with a taller screen. If you get used to new hand-gymnastics, it’s possible to use it one-handed. Not sure if you’ve tried this before, but I’m just pointing it out in case you haven’t.

    You can tell me again, so subtly, that this is not what you’re looking for, but I’m afraid most phones and all current and future iPhones have these taller screens. So it’s worth trying, maybe it’s not as bad as you think. :)
     
  5. Crunch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, didn't mean to take my mounting frustrations with Apple out on you. :)

    The 4.7" form factor was perfect as far as I'm concerned. Sure, I'd love a bigger screen, and I did have one briefly in the 6 Plus. I promptly returned it, because it was unusable. I couldn't fit it into my pocket and, as mentioned, no dice on one-hand operation.

    I also don't like Face ID, so the fact that Touch ID has been going away makes me think that I'm going to have to start to look elsewhere. And that's not a fun proposition because I cannot stand Google/Android, nor do I trust them as far as I can throw those sell-outs. Windows Mobile is gone too. BlackBerry OS is a goner too, ain't it?

    These are dark times we're rapidly moving into with all the mega mergers and tech consolidation.

    I'm glad for you that you chose the XR over the OLED screens of the X/XS/XS Max models, but Apple will likely ditch LCD displays right along with anything other than USB-C on Macs.

    OLED will hurt your eyes, whether you feel it now, which tons and tons of people have reported, or whether you will feel it later with detached retinas and other awful health problems.

    Sorry to be negative. The truth hurts a lot of the time, but it's still better to know it vs. living in blissful (for now) ignorance.
     
  6. majkom, May 16, 2019
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    Oled is temporary, microled is coming, buy xr now and in few years you have microled without pwm:)
     
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    No problem, I know I didn’t directly answer your question which sometimes angers people, but my intention is to help.

    I get your concerns. I choose XR for its price, recent price-hikes are what I find most annoying. That being said, the X does seems to retain its value better than expected.

    There’s a reason Apple was so late with OLED, but there’re still issues. Most OLED users will tell you it’s fine, because most may not notice what you notice. Screen innovation is far from dead yet however, it will be perfected.

    I never quite understood what people don’t like about FaceID. Version 2 on my XR works when it’s supposed to and fails only in rare cases like when my face is covered or the phone is not pointed at my face correctly. FaceID on iPad is much better, has a wider point of view.

    Have you held an X? A 6 Plus is much wider than a 6, but the X retains the same overall dimensions and only adds a row of apps (kinda). It’s too small for me, I watch a lot of video and am willing to sacrifice handling.

    I’d rather deal with these changes than move to Android, even if it’s just for iCloud or privacy (I don’t see Google as pure evil, just have a better sense of how Apple operates).
     
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    Whether you can one hand it or not, I use two hands. So, I don't share your outlook here.

    It kind of looks bad explaining to your wife how you dropped your phone and broke it because you were trying to be slick and one-hand it. Where do we get the money to replace it?

    That's my situation anyway (or would be if I tried to one-hand phones).

    Maybe an iPhone SE?
     
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    If you get a Loopy Case you can even one hand a Plus phone (and never drop it)
     
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    Now that’s a band-aid solution.

    (Kidding, I could see the benefits. Would rather use a Popsocket and skip the case though)
     
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    This is why I’m using an iPhone 8 but I keep getting app reloads due to 2GB of RAM so I’m wanting to upgrade. The XR is too big and the X/XS gives me headaches due to PWM so I’m just waiting until microLED releases. Since you’re coming from a 6s, your choice is the 8.
     
  14. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    Your solution is the XS. Size wise, it’s practically the same as the 6S, but with larger screen. If you want a more same experience as the 6S, then get the 8 which is quite a good deal imo nowadays.
     
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    I would just keep the 6s. I plan to use mine for at least 2 more years. Love this phone and it's still running smooth like butter. Noting I really miss tbh.
     
  16. Crunch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hell, no! If I wanted an iPhone 4, I would get one. Well, actually I did have one and I loved every minute of it. I also had the 4s, the 5, the 5s and the 3GS before all of those...and I loved them all! Because I was able to use them with one hand. See? So then I get the 6 Plus (for a few days until I hated it so much that I exchanged it for a 6) and finally settled on the 6s.

    Just so you understand: I'm not trying to be slick in holding a phone with "only" one hand. And I've never dropped any one of my phones I don't believe because I used it with one hand. That's simply how I've always used it. Except maybe when I'm taking a photo although even then, more often than not, I use a side button while holding it...wait for it...with one hand... to take the picture.

    All that said, I have nothing against two-handed use. I'm a lover not a hater. lol...I just want the option to use a phone as a phone but my iPad...now that I like to use with two hands, cause it's not a phone, but a tablet.





    That is sound advice, thank you very much! I used to get every new iPhone each year but ever since the 7, I stopped the practice. And nowadays, I just cannot believe people spend upwards of $1,000 on a damn phone. But to each his own. I suppose there are many Windows users who can't understand why I would spend upwards of $2,000 on a laptop, but I still spent it and I'm digging it. Like a lot.

    Others have mentioned the 8. Yea, I agree. That's the only phone I could buy at this point. I wonder how much better the camera is between the 6s and the 8?

    Crunch out. :)
     
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    Ooo I totally feel you. I was the same. I remember I couldn’t wait for the newest and greatest iPhone to be delivered to my doorstep. And today? I couldn’t care less about the new iPhone releases and I also don’t want to spend $1000 for a device which doesn’t make me any money. I would rather spend that money on an iPad Pro or to upgrade my graphics card in my 5,1 MacPro :)

    The iPhone 8 would be ok but I don’t want to loose my headphone connector which I use all the time.

    The iPhoneX are just plain ugly imo. I also don’t like loosing the home button. Just nothing to like on this series and I think the design is already getting old after two years.

    So, I guess I stay with my 6s until the end of time.
     

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