“A Swype exec has now confirmed the company has had talks with Apple over its revolutionary keyboard tech,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac. “iFans points us to a Reddit AMA with Swype Vice President Aaron Sheedy where the executive confirms discussions with Apple have taken place.”
Q: I was curious as to whether you’ve ever had any contact with Apple. Any conversations to see if they might have been interested in licensing your technology?
A: Hah. The million (ok billion) $ questions. Yes, we have chatted with them, they are very smart and nice.
Kahn writes, “While this is far from confirmation that Swype could wind up in iOS one day, it could be a clue that Apple is at least interested in the technology and looking to make some big improvements to its built-in iOS keyboard.”
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