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Navigate the Apple iPhone with your head using iOS 7

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Navigate the Apple iPhone with your head using iOS 7
Control your Apple iPhone with your head in iOS 7

Control your Apple iPhone with your head in iOS 7

It looks like navigating an Apple iPhone, once iOS 7 is here, will be as easy as getting a hernia exam. All you will need to do is turn your head to the side (no coughing required). Built into the Accessibilty section is a feature that lets you navigate the phone by moving your head to the left or the right. But using this feature requires you to go through all of your options on screen before you move your head to confirm your selection, making it a very slow process.

With this feature enabled, you can use left or right head movements to act like you're pressing on the home button, to open the notification center or app switcher, start Siri, raise or lower volume or to count as a tap on the glass.

Surely, Apple added this to iOS to combat some of the alternative gesture based navigation available on the Samsung Galaxy S4. The latter can turn pages with a gesture to the left or right and Air View allows the user to hover his finger over the glass to read emails and view pictures. The problem is that these are not seen as being innovations, but are considered gimmicks since most people are not going to turn their head to the left or right to navigate on the Apple iPhone, at least not in public

source: 9to5Mac via Gizmodo

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posted on 26 Jun 2013, 20:59 6

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 11022; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apple has innovated shaking your head "NO"

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 22:36

9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3009; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Shouldn't the headline read something like "Navigate the Apple iPhone with iOS7 using your head"?
It's pretty darned confusing wondering if the phone or the head is supposed to come with the iOS7...i know it's always the phone but you know.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:31

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 11022; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Both should come lol. Whatup Nathan.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 08:18

15. buccob (Posts: 1397; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


SMH...

tsk tsk tsk

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 21:11 8

2. alltechinside (Posts: 239; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Is Apple copying Samsung gimmicks now? LOL

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 21:12 6

3. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Do the harlem shake!! Oops just wiped your iphone, lol

:D

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 21:43 1

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 11022; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Make sure not to do that with your iPhone.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 21:41

4. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 852; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


How is having to keep your head perfectly still when using an iphone a good idea? Thank god for the ability to turn these options off..

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 21:58 6

6. horsecock (unregistered)


Wow! Apple are such a$$ clowns!

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 22:01 2

7. epicandroid (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


Nek Minnit..gets a headache

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 22:02 9

8. gigaraga (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Hand gestures WAY are better.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 22:55 4

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8186; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Oh come on Apple... Are we seriously running out of ideas?

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 08:41 1

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 11022; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Smurf apple definitely borrowed this from Sammy, but as these gesture based features become the standard, they'll need to be adopted. Do you agree?

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 02:02 1

11. GeekMovement (Posts: 1501; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


people are going to look like retards with these head gestures. well, go ahead apple, it's all yours.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:28 1

12. lyndon420 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


How do you kill an ios7 user? Spiked shoulder pads...Bahahahaha.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:33

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 11022; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Don't give the suicidal any ideas lol

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