Mourning magnification loupe in iOS 13

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The iOS 13 text selection is really frustrating to use.

iOS is designed for touch input, and it was always aware of people’s touching the screen… with their finger. That’s why we can easily increase a tappable area with button content inset, have character preview on keyboards and magnification loupe for text selection.

Character preview
Magnification loupe
Enlarged touch target for fingertips

I’m not saying that everyone needs this, and the design team at Apple most likely has done their user research to justify removing such a defining iOS feature, but as someone who considers themselves as a “power user”, it’s hard to imagine how others are coping with this change.

I’m not the only one.

Video demo.