1. tlo07's Avatar
    Hi,

    I have a silly question. IF the mock-ups of the iPhone 5 with the weird, wide-looking home button are accurate, what would be the point of that? Do you think it would be more like a track pad so we can keep our grubby little paws off the screen if we choose? I can't think of any other reason to make it that shape. I know its all just speculation at this point but what do you think?
    09-17-2011 10:16 AM
  2. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Left and right side location sensitive touches... Just like swiping the screen left and right with your fingers...

    -t
    09-17-2011 10:20 AM
  3. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Yeah I believe it's some sort of gesture area, probably for flipping between apps. It's definitely NOT track pad or any other type of cursor mechanism.
    09-17-2011 11:07 AM
  4. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    A 2 point (left-right), or 3 point (left-center-right) home button also gives you more possible commands from the home button.
    e.g. left single click, left double click or left triple click could be three different commands.

    Apple might consider that too complicated for some users though.
    09-17-2011 11:10 AM
  5. Jellotime91's Avatar
    A 2 point (left-right), or 3 point (left-center-right) home button also gives you more possible commands from the home button.
    e.g. left single click, left double click or left triple click could be three different commands.

    Apple might consider that too complicated for some users though.
    Yeah I think that is definitely too complicated, also that would be a lot of moving parts that Apple is not in favor of.
    hoosieriphone and cardfan like this.
    09-17-2011 06:22 PM
  6. Premium1's Avatar
    Since IOS is marketed more towards just being able to be used and easily figured out I would think a 3 point home button would not be something apple would want to use to confuse their customers.
    09-17-2011 08:21 PM
  7. redbeard's Avatar
    I was in a bar last night and saw a guy using a touch sensitive 27" cinema display, at first I was pretty confused, didn't know they were touch capable, and I couldn't figure out why he was at a bar with one. So I go over and ask him what he's doing, and I noticed it has a little iPhone style home button at the bottom of the screen that looks elongated like in the supposed spy shots. He goes on to tell me that he is actually using an iPhone 5, and that you swipe left in the home button gesture area to expand the screen from 3.5 to 27" when needed, and swipe right to collapse the screen back to normal size. Apparently the iPhone 5 is made of liquid metal that can change it's shape and size in response to an electrical current flowing through it. So everyone that wants a bigger screen will get their wish, even Android users with 5" screen phones will be jealous of the iPhone 5's giant expandable screen.

    I was disappointed to see they still left out any kind of notification icons in the giant statusbar, he said Apple thought it would add clutter..
    09-18-2011 09:01 AM
  8. BLiNK's Avatar
    just curious, how many drinks did you have before approaching this individual with the alleged iPhone 5?

    and more importantly, what the hell were you drinking! i need some of that!
    redbeard likes this.
    09-18-2011 09:17 AM
  9. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Wow.. I think we are all just getting so anxious about the iPhone 5 that every thread just evolves into the same thing. :P
    09-18-2011 09:20 AM
  10. redbeard's Avatar
    just curious, how many drinks did you have before approaching this individual with the alleged iPhone 5?

    and more importantly, what the hell were you drinking! i need some of that!
    That's the thing, I wasn't drinking!
    09-18-2011 05:27 PM
  11. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    I was in a bar last night and saw a guy using a touch sensitive 27" cinema display, at first I was pretty confused, didn't know they were touch capable, and I couldn't figure out why he was at a bar with one. So I go over and ask him what he's doing, and I noticed it has a little iPhone style home button at the bottom of the screen that looks elongated like in the supposed spy shots. He goes on to tell me that he is actually using an iPhone 5, and that you swipe left in the home button gesture area to expand the screen from 3.5 to 27" when needed, and swipe right to collapse the screen back to normal size. Apparently the iPhone 5 is made of liquid metal that can change it's shape and size in response to an electrical current flowing through it. So everyone that wants a bigger screen will get their wish, even Android users with 5" screen phones will be jealous of the iPhone 5's giant expandable screen.

    I was disappointed to see they still left out any kind of notification icons in the giant statusbar, he said Apple thought it would add clutter..
    27" ?
    Meh. It's just a big iPod touch.
    09-18-2011 05:45 PM
  12. redbeard's Avatar
    27" ?
    Meh. It's just a big iPod touch.
    Actually, it's just a mini iPad, the iPad 3 will morph into a 60 inch HDTV when you put it into a special wall dock
    09-18-2011 07:08 PM
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