Apple’s textual content choice magnifying glass has reappeared within the iOS 15 beta, and Apple’s own site confirms its return by itemizing it as a characteristic. Bringing the characteristic again is a reversal from when Apple made the choice to dump it in iOS 13, which is a little bit of a uncommon incidence: Apple doesn’t normally return after it’s completed away with one thing (bringing again scissor switches in its keyboards after years of butterfly switches is a notable exception). The return of the little pop-up is welcome, although: I can solely communicate for myself, however since iOS 13’s launch, I’ve continually been struggling with out the useful little magnifier.
The brand new model of the textual content magnifier appears to be a bit smaller than the previous one (in case you’ve forgotten what it used to appear like, you’ll be able to see a great demonstration here), however it’s not less than higher than the nothing that seems in iOS 13 and 14.
It can, on the very least, resolve the largest drawback with the present choice system: that your thumb is protecting the textual content you’re attempting to pick out, which makes it slightly troublesome to see what’s being chosen till you decide your thumb up from the display. Then, when you’re like me, you’ll most likely sigh seeing that the improper factor is chosen, then battle with the textual content choice handles to attempt to spotlight what you have been truly going for (squinting on the small display the entire time).
iOS 15 is at the moment in early beta, so something we see now could be topic to alter — Apple may all the time make the magnifying glass extra distinguished based mostly on suggestions, if it looks as if lots of people are nonetheless struggling. Whereas this characteristic isn’t fairly sufficient for me to danger downloading the primary developer beta, I believe it could be what will get me to right away seize the primary public beta when it comes out.