After learning that Apple patented touchscreens with interactive backs way back in '07, I've been incorrectly predicting that they'd eventually add "back touch" functionality to iPhones. The idea being that your finger blocks the screen when you touch it, so why not manipulate the cursor from the back?
I was wrong (and off by years)--but close! With their rollout of the new iOS14, Apple has added "Back Tap" functionality:
Here's to hoping Apple goes the extra mile and add swiping to tapping. My fingers never feel as fat as when I'm trying to work an iPhone screen.
Seems cool, but I remember watching Dave Lee's video about IOS14 and his 'double tap' would always be activated when he lays his iPhone down. This was off course in the Beta, so hopefully they can improve it...https://youtu.be/YyBYHNjQgrQ?t=355
How, exactly, would a phone detect a swipe on the back?
I’m a lapsed industrial designer. I was born in NYC and figured I’d die there, but a few years ago I abandoned New York to live on a farm in the countryside with my wife. We have six dogs.
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