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iPhone 6 will feature ‘one-handed mode that can be switched on and off’

Coming off a slew of rumoured specs and features for the upcoming iPhone, a new report by the New York Times pegs Apple as working to make its flagship smartphone easy to use with one hand. This is something that was bound to make headlines because in 2010 when the iPhone 4 launched Steve Jobs took a jab at manufacturers producing larger displays, stating, “You can’t get your hand around it… no one’s going to buy that.”

NYT says, “To deal with concerns that a bigger phone will make typing with one hand difficult (the current iPhone has a 4-inch screen), some changes to the design of the iPhones’ software interface will allow people to type or use apps with just one hand — there will be a one-handed mode that can be switched on and off, two employees said.”

The report backed the idea that Apple will release the iPhone 6 in two screen sizes, 4.7-inches and 5.5-inches. Apple declined to comment on the speculation and no further detail were listed as to how users will be able to switch between modes with iOS 8.

[source] NYT [/source]

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