Wouldn't it make sense for iOS to...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ojaysimsanson, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. ojaysimsanson macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2010
    Be compatible for widescreen slant option?
    I mean most people that text fast with the iphone, or can write fast at all use it sideways with the bigger keyboard.
    Is it just for me or does it get annoying switching back and forth.
    They should make multitasking and such also for the sideways option.
    What are some thoughts?
  2. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    Slant? You mean make things like the homescreen more landscape?

    I think you may find that more people will find portrait typing faster since there is less finger movement needed to get to letters.
  3. makefunnyfaces macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2010
    West Virginia
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    I prefer portrait. It requires a lot less effort by my thumbs. :p
  4. Ever34 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2009
  5. RafaelT macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2010
    Lakeland, FL
  6. b166er macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2010
    I remember a couple years ago everyone complained that there was no landscape texting. I was one of them.

    I prefer landscape for almost any typing I have to do on my phone, especially longer messages.

    I for one would love landscape everything. I think it would be nice if orientation lock worked for both portrait/landscape to give everyone the option they feel is best.
  7. intervenient macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2010
  8. DarkCloud2015 macrumors member


    Feb 27, 2010
    I tried landscape texting for about 30 seconds and have been portrait texting ever since. Landscape is for videos and games and stuff.
  9. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

    Minimoose 360

    Jul 7, 2008
    I was so used to portrait since OS 1.0.x that I never really switched to landscape, I rarely use it.

    In Safari it's too obtrusive, and since I'm used to a smaller surface area I miss keys.
  10. Hemmo macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2010
    landscape everywhere.for the first time I even have landscape keyboard,i have been using iphone 2g with OS 1.4 before iPhone 4 but i still like typing landscape.
  11. lbro macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2009
    I like portrait a lot better for navigating around but landscape is definitely better for typing since in portrait the keys are too close together and I make a lot more mistakes. On the other hand, portrait is better for typing with one hand but I usually use two hands so it doesn't really matter.

    Basically I use landscape for typing and portrait for navigating.
  12. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

    I also like portrait guys but no one is really answering the OPs question.

    Yes, iOS should definitely support the home screen turning landscape too. All it would take is icon rotation! (Leave the dock where it is)
  13. Fliesen macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2010
    it wouldn't "just require icon rotation"

    you'd have to convert EVERY native app to landscape (even those, wehre it doesn't necessarily make sense), you'd have to figure out what to do with the dock (just rotate the icons, keeping it on the side? moving it to the bottom, screwing up homescreen layout?)

    what about swiping homescreen pages? would you swipe vertically?
    Wallpapers? would they rotate too? would you have black bars on the side or would stuff get cut off when in portrait?

    etc. etc.
    it would just be a huge mess.

    just rotate the phone when you wanna type in landscape :/

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