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Old Dec 6, 2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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Tim Cook: I've Given Up Physical Keyboards, Use iPad "80% of the Time"




As part of its teaser for tonight's Rock Center interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, NBC has released a clip with Cook talking about the virtual keyboard built into the iPhone and the iPad. He suggests that Brian Williams should stick with it and trust the autocorrect feature in iOS.

Cook says that he does spend time on the Mac but spends 80% of his time on the iPad. "And of course" Cook says, "I have [my iPhone] with me all the time."

Cook also shares that he gets many emails from customers and loves it because "they talk to you as if you're sitting at their kitchen table." He does share that he sometimes "gets an earful" from dissatisfied customers.

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Old Dec 6, 2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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The virtual keyboard on the iPad is decent, but I feel a lot more productive when working on a physical keyboard. There is no way I can type an 1000 word essay on an iPad
By the way, I hated the auto-correcting feature on my iPhone and iPad.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 05:28 PM   #4
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Whats Tims email?
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Whats Tims email?
tcook@apple.com

Something like that. I've sent an email to it and gotten a response (admittedly from a subordinate, but still, a response.)
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Whats Tims email?
cookie.monster@apple.com
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 05:28 PM   #7
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Waiting for Apple to make this.

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Old Dec 6, 2012, 05:32 PM   #8
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Waiting for Apple to make this.

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They already did. It's called the virtual keyboard, and it's on the iPad, and it's way more convenient than that useless monstrosity you pasted.
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Trust Auto-Correct??? If Tim Cook ever leaves Apple, he has a promising career in comedy.

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Trust Auto-Correct??? Seriously??? HA!!!
My thoughts exactly.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 06:08 PM   #11
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Trust Auto-Correct??? If Tim Cook ever leaves Apple, he has a promising career in comedy.
You do realize that:
  1. the autocorrect learns as you use it
  2. you can change or disable some of the built-in autocompletions

If you're struggling with autocorrect, you haven't taken the time to learn to use it properly. Period.
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Trust Auto-Correct??? If Tim Cook ever leaves Apple, he has a promising career in comedy.
My thoughts exactly… He is a rather funny person...
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Trust Auto-Correct??? If Tim Cook ever leaves Apple, he has a promising career in comedy.
he's on a media blitz to tell everyone ...

WE ARE DOING OKAY!

DO NOT PANIC!
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Brilliant ha..ha..ha..

Not ten, not twenty...

But a whopping 100 points for your stellar humor
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They already did. It's called the virtual keyboard, and it's on the iPad, and it's way more convenient than that useless monstrosity you pasted.
Somebody sounds bitter...

Besides the keyboards on tablets are nowhere near full size. Unless you have small hands you're tying with your thumbs. Doable, I do it, but nowhere near the fluidness of a full size keyboard or real keyboard for that matter.

But anything like that would require Apple to actually innovate and let's face it, that's something they've stopped doing a while ago. Hope that changes with Johny Ive.
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Waiting for Apple to make this.

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That would be great if it was integrated to the ipad and came out of a specific hole.
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Waiting for Apple to make this.

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I remember reading somewhere that typing on a hard surface like wood table can actually cause damage to your fingers in the long run… not sure how true
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i wouldn't want to carry this brick around.
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I'm not. I'm waiting for a tactile feel of older keyboards with the form factor of the new keyboards.

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At NeXT Steve had a beautiful NeXTStation Turbo Color with a 21" Sony Trinitron NeXT Monitor he hardly used.

CEOs are constantly meeting with people and delegating work to be worked up for them.

It's not surprising he doesn't use a keyboard as he's most likely dictating most of what he wants later revised and published by his staff.

For the rest of the world where CEOs from Start ups wear multiple hats, the idea of switching to a touch screen solution for your typing never will be a reality.

Nothing beats tactile feel for long hours of work that requires publishing everything from technical documentation [engineering reports, specs, etc] to authoring.

On the go, keeping comments both brief and to the point makes the iPad and iPhone functional and accessible. Not for long hours of working on collaborative documents. And no, sitting in public dictating about corporate documents won't fly.
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I'm not. I'm waiting for a tactile feel of older keyboards with the form factor of the new keyboards.[COLOR="#808080"]
You can just get a mechanical keyboard or even the IBM Model M. I'm sure there are still loads lying around out there.
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Sure - virtual keyboards are fine for web browsing and the odd email - but dont go overboard - anything else and they are PITA, especially for touch typists. Firstly they need tactile feedback. On a physical keyboard I know if I've typed the wrong letter - cant do that on iPad without looking.
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Oh lord, I can imagine the attitude people on here would take if Steve had said this...

"Physical keyboards are dead!!"
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Oh lord, I can imagine the attitude people on here would take if Steve had said this...

"Physical keyboards are dead!!"
hahaha i wish steve was still around to piss people off like that
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Oh lord, I can imagine the attitude people on here would take if Steve had said this...

"Physical keyboards are dead!!"

Correction:

"Physical keyboards are dead for people who aren't good typists!"
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You guys complaining about the auto correct do realise you can train/tweak it, yeah?

http://www.zeropaid.com/news/101147/...s-autocorrect/

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"Physical keyboards are dead for people who aren't good typists!"
That would be over 90% of the population then.


And a potential niche market of 10% or less is essentially "dead", really.

I'm not saying we're there yet - simply that most people don't care for keyboards.
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