It's a practical tip, for sure, but not one like me, or probably most people who read this site, will consider obskure . But it is a context of why this makes waves at this time and I thought it might be interesting to break down why as well as what it could mean for Apple and iOS.[…]
So, Complicating the discovery of this feature is that Apple has three separate mechanics for the same cursor movement feature on 3D Touch iPhones, non-3D Touch iPhones and iPads. There are some bananas and have led to confusion and more than a few inane arguments on social media.
But because of this problem, this feature is not necessarily known, not because it is not written or discussed, but because it is not detectable, that is, if you were not aware that such a function existed, how would you ever know to look for it in the first place?  Even less obvious is the shortcut to extend the selection. Without 3D Touch, press the keyboard with another finger while holding down your finger as a cursor mode, then swipe your finger. I have read about this many times and still forget about how it works. I always think I'll bend both fingers on the screen, maybe because I remember the older two-finger iPad's shortcut.
Formerly: Six iPad gestures you should know.
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