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Why Apple knows that we need a “Double-Tap to Slide Down”

With the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus we see two new screen sizes which are just a clear response to the Smartphone-Market. At the same time it creates a slight issue for people with average-sized thumbs – reachability.

Here is a great lineup which illustrates the areas of a screen a normal thumb could reach. As we can see, with the new iPhones a big part of the screens top is out of accessibility.


That’s why Apple decided to develop and promote the new Double-Tap function on the big iPhones. If you tap twice on the Home-Button the screen slides down and suddenly you can touch the corners you couldn’t touch normally:


For more on that; read Scott Hurff’s latest blogpost.