Navigate the Apple iPhone with your head using iOS 7

Navigate the Apple iPhone with your head using 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



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31108; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple has innovated shaking your head "NO"

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31108; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Both should come lol. Whatup Nathan.

15. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

SMH... tsk tsk tsk

2. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Is Apple copying Samsung gimmicks now? LOL

3. ilia1986 unregistered

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

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31108; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Make sure not to do that with your iPhone.

4. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 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..

6. horsecock unregistered

Wow! Apple are such a$$ clowns!

7. epicandroid

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Nek Minnit..gets a headache

8. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Hand gestures WAY are better.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31108; Member since: Feb 05, 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?

11. GeekMovement unregistered

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

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