“One of the distinguishing features of Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus is that if the device is turned sideways, the “desktop” will also rotate into landscape mode,” E. Werner Reschke writes for TGAAP. “While this has been around since day one with iPads, iPhones have only received this feature with iOS 8 — and only on the iPhone 6 Plus.”
“To utilize the space efficiently, Apple moves the Dock along the side of the screen instead of placing it at the bottom (as happens on iPad). If you have a chance go to an Apple Store and rotate iPhone 6 Plus — the way the Dock appears and the icons all rotate has been well thought out,” Reschke writes. “Matter of fact it is done so well you do not even think about it much. But as a software designer, I know this didn’t just happen on accident, but that serious planning went into how this would work, and work well.”
Reschke writes, “My question is why this feature only exists on iPhone 6 Plus? Why can’t iPhone 6 do the same thing?”
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