The Internet discovered you can swipe to backspace on the iPhone's calculator, and promptly went nuts
by Luis D. / May 05, 2017, 2:51 PM
Two days ago, Twitter user @censoredialogue casually posted about the feature, discovering it for himself this very moment. 34 thousand likes, 29 thousand re-tweets, and hitting USA Today's front page later, the iPhone calculator's profound revelation has officially broken the Internet. It looks like Apple could have done a way better job highlighting the feature, because people are crying tears of joy over its untimely promulgation.
We're signing off with a small sample of the talk and memes cavalcade spawned by the single tweet, content that our readers will too get a chance to re-discover the iPhone's calculator after living in the dark for so long!
source: @censoredialogue via USA Today
Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015
What an amazing innovative feature... lol
posted on May 05, 2017, 2:57 PM 23
People knew about this for ages. PA is years late to the program. Click bait at its finest.
posted on May 05, 2017, 6:03 PM 3
Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012
Yeah you aren't kidding...doesn't work on my Android. But hey...at least my delete button still works :)
posted on May 05, 2017, 6:30 PM 1
Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012
My question is why the heck does NOONE use the C button to clear the last entry like a regular calculator. If you mess up, press C once, and it erases the last number you entered and doesn't clear out the whole thing. Simple and yet so few people know this.
posted on May 06, 2017, 11:51 AM 0
Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012
The "internet" wouldn't have had such a big reaction to the stupid swipe gesture if they were using the C button on the iPhone calculator. People were thinking that they'd have to clear the entire set of entries instead of the one they just entered, making the swipe feature seem more important than it needs to be. Do you use an iPhone? If so, next time you use the calculator, punch in "2 x 3" and then hit C, and it'll delete the 3 without deleting the "2 x". How many articles have been released regarding the swipe feature while incorrectly stating "before this, all you could do is press C to clear the whole equation" when, in fact, it doesn't clear the whole equation on the first press, you have to press C twice to clear it completely. Does this satisfy your curiosity or do I need to use stick figures and colorful shapes?
posted on May 06, 2017, 6:08 PM 0
Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016
Such a stupid little thing even made front page news! And people wonder why isheep are called isheep. The people that "broke" the internet deserve to be called isheep over this one.
posted on May 05, 2017, 9:14 PM 8
Posts: 2927; Member since: Jun 30, 2014
Dude....it's fun. And happiness and joy over its stupidly fun discovery, plus the chance to create memes has caused it to have so many retweets. So don't be an idiot yourself if your sense of humour is so ancient......
posted on May 05, 2017, 9:24 PM 3
Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014
Aren't all the articles here posted newest to oldest? They aren't posted by priority or importance... Either way though... you shouldn't be so upset over something so little. Maybe rethink your priorities a bit? Just a thought...
posted on May 05, 2017, 10:03 PM 1
Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013
Just say a calculation instead. Besides it's easy and no hands are needed. Ok Google, calculate 56,321.34 divided by 456.651 123.379429
posted on May 05, 2017, 2:58 PM 1
Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014
Yep and you cam swipe your head when you spell it out wrong.
posted on May 05, 2017, 3:21 PM 4
I erased my stock calculator - can you do that on android?
posted on May 06, 2017, 12:21 AM 0
Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011
Expecting Apple's stock to skyrocket after this one!
posted on May 05, 2017, 3:14 PM 10
Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011
I shake my head, You mean that no one knew this??? come on, no. this is just to dumb to be true. no one ever played around with the calculator. wow that was one of the first things I did ( when I had my iP4s ) and once I discovered it I used it but promptly never use the gesture again because the calculator was not one of my daily apps
posted on May 05, 2017, 3:20 PM 2
Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014
sadly that's one of the many struggles of iphone users like myself...fortunately for me i have my S6 edge that i always rely on...i can't wait for the day that my iphone will stop working so i can get rid of it for good...
posted on May 05, 2017, 3:22 PM 0
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