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06. 17. 2008

The problem with iPhone and fingernails - stylus anyone?

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File this in the "ludicrous" file. Some of our gender have complained about how difficult it is to use the touchscreen with their long nails, since the iPhone screen only reacts to an electrical charge in our fingers.

Nail-wielding women are demanding a stylus option for the iPhone. Ladies! We want to get away from the tedious poking with a stylus. May I suggest you trim down the weapons so you can use your hands - and fingers - effectively?

Apple declined to comment about fingernails and the iPhone. In the past, the company has said that it's "more natural to use the pointing tool you were born with: the finger."

Via LA Times.

Posted by Evan    Category: cell phones | culture
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Calichef:

Umm... might I suggest something incredibly, stupidly simple? Bend your finger and use the edge of your knuckle.

Regan:

Or just buy another device.

deenie:

Yep! Even the style magazines are saying that short nails are in ( of course, nicely polished and manicured!) since the dragon lady fingernails don't work with phones,etc.
So I've cut mine to reasonable length so the nail doesn't get in the way, and have polished them a purply-blackish color. Lovely!
(Plus it helps the germophobes! Long nails harbor all kinds of bacteria...yech!)

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