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 prevalence: Apple doesn’t often 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 converse for myself, however since iOS 13’s launch, I’ve consistently 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 to be, you possibly can see a great demonstration here), however it’s at the very least higher than the nothing that seems in iOS 13 and 14.
It’s going to, on the very least, clear up the most important downside with the present choice system: that your thumb is protecting the textual content you’re attempting to pick out, which makes it just a little troublesome to see what’s being chosen till you choose your thumb up from the display. Then, for those who’re like me, you’ll in all probability sigh seeing that the improper factor is chosen, then battle with the textual content choice handles to attempt to spotlight what you had been truly going for (squinting on the small display the entire time).
iOS 15 is presently in early beta, so something we see now could be topic to alter — Apple may at all times make the magnifying glass extra outstanding 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 threat downloading the primary developer beta, I believe it could be what will get me to instantly seize the primary public beta when it comes out.