Apple patent hints at "advanced multitouch," iPhone copy / paste

cpolaris502

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would definitely be awesome but i think they could make it simpler to use then having to use up to 3 fingers for one motion.
 

Spikefood

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would definitely be awesome but i think they could make it simpler to use then having to use up to 3 fingers for one motion.
However, not all text is editable. The only way jailbreak methods have added copy-paste is on editable text.
 

fury

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Why do you need 3 fingers to do a goddamn cut/paste? Seriously, Apple?

Windows has had the press-and-hold shortcut to bring up a context menu for tablet/touchscreen devices for years, I don't see why the copy/paste option couldn't be done similarly; e.g. press and hold, wait a second, let go, a menu pops up, press Copy, select your stuff by a press and drag, then double tap. And while they're at it, on the press and hold popup of a web link, they can let us choose whether the link opens in a new tab or not.
 
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Thanks for sharing! Although the absence of copy/paste is not a huge issue for me, and I can live without it, it would be a great thing to have. Kudos on the find.