What hand do you hold your iphone in?

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  1. slapple macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering why so many news articles say don't get an iphone 4 if you are left-handed. I would imagine the problem affects right-handed users more than left-handed users.

    I am right-handed, and I almost always hold my phone in my left hand. Holding the phone in my weak hand allows my dominant hand to:
    - do all the tapping on the phone
    - control the mouse if I'm talking to someone while at my computer
    - control the steering wheel if using the phone while driving :eek:
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I am also right handed but hold the iPhone primarily in my left hand.
     
  3. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto.
     
  4. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    Depends what I'm doing. Being right handed, I'm more likely to hold it in my left hand while I do something else with the right. When using the touch screen I almost always hold it in the left hand and touch with the right.
     
  5. ElvisFreshly macrumors member

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    Steve Jobs said to use your right foot :p
    iPhone 4 = FAIL
     
  6. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    Right handed.

    Hold in left hand with palm over dead spot.
     
  7. nfl46 macrumors 604

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    +1
     
  8. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Right handed, hold in left (like steve said not to)

    Incipio NGP case FTW
     
  9. fastfinger macrumors member

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    I'm left handed and hold it with my left hand when using it as a phone. I cancelled my order when I saw a video of how serious this is.
     
  10. leftcoast macrumors member

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    +1
    Not sure but I believe I can hear a little better out of my left ear.
     
  11. hwalker84 macrumors member

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    Same here.
     
  12. fourmi macrumors newbie

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    Left-handed. I generally hold the iPhone in my right hand, but definitely swap to my left to speak on the phone.
     
  13. br0adband macrumors 6502a

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    The wrong one, according to what Apple implies... aka the left hand, with very little usage in the right (I'm right handed, if it matters).
     
  14. foiden macrumors 6502a

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    Both hands. I'm a bit ambidextrous. However, I tend to hold the Phone in my Right hand when making calls.
     
  15. gco212 macrumors 6502

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    I'm right handed, but almost always hold the phone in my left hand when talking. I generally grasp the phone though, don't have it rest in my palm. When on the phone, my pinky goes on the bottom of the phone, my middle and ring fingers on the right side, my index finger on the back panel, and thumb on the left. It allows me to do other things while I'm on the phone.

    When I'm surfing the internet, I sit it in my right hand, resting on my pinky on the bottom of the phone, my ring, middle, and index fingers on the back as further support, and use my thumb to control it.
     
  16. JediZenMaster Suspended

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    It depends sometimes the left hand and then sometimes the right hand.
     
  17. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm left handed but I hold it in my right hand just for normal use. I hold it in my left hand when on a call.
     
  18. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

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    Left handed and no reception problems or dropped calls here.....and I get maybe 1 bar (2 if lucky) at my house. My wife's BB doesn't do any better.
     
  19. swirlybee macrumors member

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    I'm right handed but I use my left hand to hold the phone.
     
  20. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Same here.
     
  21. ddoolin macrumors regular

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    ...Both. Pretty frequently. I thought this was normal.

    :confused:
     
  22. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    I'm right handed. I use my right hand primarily, sometimes left when I'm doing something else or laying in bed reading FML or jokes.
     
  23. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    Right handed. Hold phone with right hand.

    But, yes, dropped calls daily.
     
  24. appleguy123 macrumors 604

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    Left handed and hold phone with left. I physically can't hold it with my right. It feels so wrong, if I tried fir any long period of time I would drop it.
     
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