After learning that Apple patented touchscreens with interactive backs way back in ’07, I’ve been incorrectly predicting that they’d eventually add “back touch” functionality to iPhones. The idea being that your finger blocks the screen when you touch it, so why not manipulate the cursor from the back?
I was wrong (and off by years)–but close! With their rollout of the new iOS14, Apple has added “Back Tap” functionality:
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Here’s to hoping Apple goes the extra mile and add swiping to tapping. My fingers never feel as fat as when I’m trying to work an iPhone screen.