iPhone 6 rumored “one handed mode” to address screen size
Many of you may not remember this, but at the launch of the first-generation iPhone, the average size on a smartphone display was around 2.5-inches. Apple started to create the need for a bigger smartphone display, but the competition has left the Cupertino kids way behind over the last couple of years. Since then, Apple has touted that one-handed usability is the company’s priority, and when we go through the leaks of the iPhone 6, it seems that even then, Apple is figuring something out.
The same New York Times article that we discussed earlier also sheds some light on what to expect for the iPhone 6. The report claims that even though both iPhone 6 models will grow in size significantly, Apple plans to address one-handed usability through software. A new “one-handed mode” is tipped as doing all the work for you, but this feature is reportedly optional. We sadly have no details on how this feature will work, but Apple wouldn’t be the first company to do this, as we already see this feature on Samsung’s TouchWiz.
Other reports about the iPhone 6 mention that the 5.5-inch model will be priced higher than the 4.7-inch device, something that makes logical sense. We also hear that Apple is planning to use the rumored NFC technology for mobile payments, just like we saw reported for the iWatch. We’ll keep you posted as more information emerges on Apple’s September 9 event.