Apple today released the latest in the company’s recent string of iPhone videos: “iPhone Keyboard.”
• Start with just one index finger
• At first, be very deliberate with your finger taps
• Pay particular attention to the confirmation pop-ups and where your finger touches the screen
Apple has clearly spent a lot of time developing iPhone’s virtual keyboard. iPhone constantly checks what you’re typing against its built-in dictionary. When it finds a mistake, the iPhone makes a suggestion. To decline and keep the word as you typed it, just tap the suggested word. To accept iPhone’s suggestion, just tap the space bar. iPhone also uses its built-in dictionary along with complex mathematics to help correct mistake via pattern matching (for example, typing “ouzza” leads iPhone to offer “pizza” as a suggestion). iPhone also uses its built-in dictionary to predict the next letter you might tap and dynamically resizes the tap zones. It makes the next predicted keys larger and the others smaller as it zeros in on the particular word you’re typing.
iPhone changes its keyboard for different tasks, adapting its layout and keys for different apps.
The trick is to just type away and trust the intelligence of the iPhone keyboard. As you become more comfortable and more proficient, you can graduate to typing with two thumbs and, Apple says, “in less than a week you’ll likely discover yourself typing faster on iPhone than on any other small keyboard.”
The video (in your choice of sizes) is here: http://www.apple.com/iphone/usingiphone/keyboard.html
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Isabelle” for the heads up.]