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Rotation Preference

View Poll Results: Which way do you prefer the rotation of the iPhone
Home button on the left 8 17.39%
Home button on the right 33 71.74%
I really don't care 5 10.87%
Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll
08-17-2009, 10:41 AM
#1
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Rotation Preference

When a game is played in landscape how do you prefer the rotation of the iPhone? Do you like the home button on the left or right, or do you even care?

It seems like developers are rotating both ways right now, why do you think one way is better than the other?

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08-17-2009, 12:06 PM
#2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DirkRugged View Post
When a game is played in landscape how do you prefer the rotation of the iPhone? Do you like the home button on the left or right, or do you even care?

It seems like developers are rotating both ways right now, why do you think one way is better than the other?
I absolutely want the home button on the right because when I have my USB cable plugged into the phone, it is far more comfortable to have that in my right hand than in my left.

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08-17-2009, 12:15 PM
#3
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Headphones dig into my right hand when playing with the home button on the left! (2nd gen iPod Touch)

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08-17-2009, 12:19 PM
#4
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Headphones dig into my right hand when playing with the home button on the left! (2nd gen iPod Touch)
Home button on the left for the same reason. Both my devices are iPhones
08-17-2009, 12:26 PM
#5
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lol this is why we have to have the optionto turn it the way we want...i don't mind the headphones being on the left

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08-17-2009, 12:52 PM
#6
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Home button on the Right, period!

Explaination:

I have an iPod touch 2g, the headphone jack is at the bottom right.
If the orientation gets the Home button on the right, the headphone jack is now at the top right.

if the Home button were to be on the left, I could not use my left hand to play as the headphone jack would be on the bottom left.

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08-17-2009, 12:54 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by ultimo View Post
Home button on the Right, period!

Explaination:

I have an iPod touch 2g, the headphone jack is at the bottom right.
If the orientation gets the Home button on the right, the headphone jack is now at the top right.

if the Home button were to be on the left, I could not use my left hand to play as the headphone jack would be on the bottom left.
This, although I rarely use headphones anyway... but if I ever do I'll expect the Home button to be on the right.

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08-19-2009, 02:41 PM
#8
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So after playing Wolfenstein 3d for a bit I think I've decided that I prefer the home button on the left. The only real reason for this is that when my home button is on the right my right hand covers the speaker.

I like that ID thought to make the orientation flip, by using the accelerometer.

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08-19-2009, 02:44 PM
#9
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Flip using accelerometer is annoying. Sometimes with games like Defender Chronicles I want to lay my iPhone on the desk while I play, causing it to flip upside down automatically just because it "thinks" it's leaning the other way slightly.

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08-19-2009, 02:47 PM
#10
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God I hate flip, its so annoying evertime I watch a movie, play a game, read a book, and select music

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