No Leftie Love? Is The iWatch Impossible For Left Handed Wearers?

Initial reaction to the iWatch: What about the lefties?

Lefties make up only about 10% of the population. But that 10% has been very vocal about the iWatch. 

The new Apple Watch uses a “crown” that you twist to do things like scroll or zoom in on a map. Unless you're a lefty. 

Would left-handed folks wear the watch on the "other" arm? 

Twitter was trending with photos of the iWatch upside down. It's the only way it would work for lefties! 

But never fear! Apple didn't give specifics but announced that the watch does support left-handed use via a setting. 

Interestingly, in 1984, Steve Jobs said most of the best engineers he knew were lefties so you know those guys thought about the "other hand".

Q:  What do people do for fun out here? I’ve noticed that an awful lot of those who work for you either play music or are extremely interested in it.

A:  Oh yes. And most of them are also left-handed, whatever that means. Almost all of the really great technical people in computers that I’ve known are left-handed. Isn’t that odd?

(Jobs is ambidextrous)

We'll take a closer look at "lefty mode" and give you the details when available. 

Fun fact:  The list of left handed U.S. Presidents is long, including the last seven  -- President Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Gerald Ford. 


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