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The new iPhone has lefties in an uproar

The new iPhone has lefties in an uproar
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If you're left-handed, you know the world is designed for your right-handed peers. Sure, every once in a while a designer will throw you a bone, whether it's a left-handed toothbrush, scissors or a butter knife. But those bones have been all too infrequent.

So, for lefties, smartphones have been a pleasant refuge where the playing field is evened out. Your smartphone apps are splayed out in such a way that they're as easily accessed from your left thumb as your right thumb.

Except smartphones also sometimes let left-handed people down. Case in point, Apple's new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with Apple's new iOS 9 operating system. They've got some left-handed Apple users fuming.

A few of the smartphones' features are definitely better suited to right-handed people than lefties. Among the most-complained about functions is closing apps, which now requires a right swipe, where iOS 8 used an upward swipe.

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