Where was the multitouch? (commercials)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by avalys, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. avalys macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2004
    In all three commercials, I didn't see any demonstration of the multitouch functionality (e.g. zooming on a photo by putting two fingers on the screen, and spreading them apart). The iPhone in the ads could've have a normal touchscreen, and it would not have made a difference.

    I wonder why they didn't show this?
  2. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    To me there's plenty of time for a couple more ads to come out...at this point, we just never know.
  3. ero87 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2006
    New York City
    where's the mysterious 4th advertisement?! :rolleyes:

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  4. Chris Bangle macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2006

    Waiting till the 11th when we find out what the 12th app is.

    It could just be games for all we know...... what if the 12th app is games????
  5. PokezoN macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Just thought about it too ..
  6. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    Multi touch might be harder to show since your hand might almost cover the screen. At least in the 30 second time frame.
  7. discodave macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2007
    Good point. Perhaps we'll see it in future commercials.
  8. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    Surrey, UK
    Multitouch isn't just the "pinching" gesture...it's other things as well.

    For instance, you can scroll through your email list by DRAGGING up/down the screen, or you can open a particular message by CLICKING (tapping) quickly on the SAME place.

    The iPhone recognises whether you're doing a DRAG, CLICK, DOUBLE-CLICK in the SAME place.

    Other touchscreen phones (PocketPCs, etc.) need a seperate scroll-bar which can ONLY scroll, and buttons that usually don't recognise double-clicks from singles.

    But yeah, showing the "pinching" would have been a great idea from a wow-factor point of view!

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