Here's how the Reachability feature on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus works

Here's how the Reachability feature on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus works
Back in the iPhone 5 era (and for a while after), Apple made its official stance on screen sizes known through a TV ad that essentially mocked competing devices' impractically-large screens. But as demand for the larger form-factor continued to soar, so did Apple's inclination fade away. And then, yesterday, the new iPhones happened.

As Apple events usually get extensive coverage, even with conventional media, we'll assume that most of you have already heard of the new iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, and, more importantly for the topic at hand -- about their larger-than-ever screens. That's right, the smaller iPhone 6 has a screen diagonal of 4.7-inches, while the iPhone 6 Plus rightfully falls into the phablet category, with its 5.5-inches. 

And guess what -- they both also come with a special "Reachability" mode that will allow you to use them with just one hand if you so wish. You can check out the way it works in the short Vine video below, courtesy of Danny Sullivan, but here's the gist: you basically only have to double tap on the home button whenever you want to activate the special mode, and you're done!



via: 9to5Mac

Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

Everyone is busy praising/bashing the iPhone 6 and I am just sitting here waiting for the Blackberry Passport.

5. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Lol.. Its just that apple didn't live up to expectations well, they usually don't. There is a lot things/improvements that could have made the new iPhone alot better. Like increasing Ram count and an increased mega pixel camera. I mean these phone cost alot so why not at least put 2GB ram? Its 2014 what are they even thinking? We need true future proof ,true multitasking devices. And why keeping 16gb models and discontinues 32gb one? They should have done the opposite since these toys don't have a microsd card. Honestly I love apple but I am disappointed by the new iPhones I thought specs will be like A8 dual core with 2GB ram ,12MP cam, storage starts from 32gb minimum,etc

7. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

Same here.. The biggest turnoff for me was that it still uses a 8mp module. I can live with the rest of the specs as iOS does not need so much resources but still at such a price point more is always welcomed. Still I love Apple for its ecosystem, built quality, attention to detail and such stuff.

11. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

13. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

Its ok for a prototype

14. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

user error.

2. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

That is cool, something like Samsung's one handed mini window but implemented a bit differently here

3. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

this crap just pulls the screen down but you could change the size of second window on Samsung phones plus you could actually multitask on em.

6. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I don't think he meant Samsung multiwindow. We all know iPhone doesn't have any multitasking ability to take advantage of the bigger screen

10. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

When there's no true multitasking ability with a 5.5" phablet screen, it's a joke, period.

9. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

16. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I noticed that with almost every video I came across. Looks very flaky to use.

4. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

The strips are ugly!!!

8. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

What's wrong with using two hands? Seriously people, what are you doing with the other hand while using your phone?

12. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Do not ask the question that you already know the answer.lol:) just kidding

15. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Carrying on something such as a... baby Riding a (motor)bike Fapping

17. steelew

Posts: 219; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

So does that just move the top of the screen down, so you can reach it?

18. Saioofi

Posts: 336; Member since: May 23, 2014

Im an ifanboy and tbh I'm very disappointed. Apple watch? It's nice and all but I never liked smartwatches. Seems like I'm gonna wait for the 6S/7

19. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Such a dumb way to make it reachable. What about the left hand side (or right)? GENIUS APPLE. YOU ARE iGENIUS.

20. imyourpapi

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 04, 2014

Picture 2 reminds me of my HTC m7!!!

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