NYT: the new, larger iPhones will feature a one-hand mode

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Now that we’re nearing Apple’s September 9th reveal, more and more details about the event are starting to leak out. According to The New York Times, the new and bigger iPhones will have a one-handed mode that can be toggled on or off to make their large screens easier to use. The new phones (and yes, there might be more than one) will reportedly come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants, you see, and both are a lot larger than the current model’s 4-inch screens. While we’ve yet to find out what the mode can do, it could very well be similar to comparable features in large Android devices.

The 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the 5.9-inch LG G Pro 2, for instance, come with shrinkable interfaces so you can reach apps and everything else more easily with your fingers. Huawei’s Ascend Mate, on the other hand, lets you shrink its keyboard and dial pad. Aside from that, the NYT also reports that the company’s upcoming wearable, the iWatch, will be equipped with a circuit board the size of a postage stamp loaded with sensors and chips. Despite its size, it’s apparently so powerful that it can detect heart rates and other vital signs more readily and accurately than other wearables, which can do the same. Both these details haven’t been verified by Apple, of course, but you only need to wait a few more days to know if they’re true anyway.

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