Stylus, the iPhone, and multi touch screens

marcus.3.fletcher at marcus.3.fletcher at
Thu Jun 28 11:20:52 CEST 2007

TomTom on the Windows Mobile platform is a good example of an interface
that doesn't need a stylus since it's supposed to be usable in a car as
well. Make the buttons big enough and you're good to go. Going
stylus-free is more about how you structure the UI rather than any
technical issues.


-----Original Message-----
From: Cailan Halliday [mailto:chocolate.usa.chan at] 
Sent: 28 June 2007 05:41
To: community at
Subject: Stylus, the iPhone, and multi touch screens

I personally don't like the idea of using a stylus, or rather, needing
one, but I've read that there will be certain tasks/apps that will have
a UI designed for a stylus. I saw a video of the iPhone in operation and
all tasks were easily performed with the fingers. Does the multi-touch
screen make this easier somehow? Also what exactly is multi-touch and is
it near the top of the hardware addition list?

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