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Old Jun 2, 2014, 01:16 PM   #1
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'QuickType' Keyboard for iOS 8 Offers Context-Aware Predictive Typing Suggestions




As a part of today's unveiling for iOS 8 at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced a new "QuickType" feature for the onboard keyboard which offers context sensitive predictive typing suggestions among other features.

For instance, an example message asking a user about "dinner or a movie" displayed button suggestions like "dinner", "a movie", and "not sure", while the feature will also learn how a user types and suggest specific slang used over time. Apple also promised that QuickType will protect a user's privacy when learning conversations throughout iOS, as the feature will also work in over 10 different languages.

QuickType will ship as as a part of iOS 8, which will be available later this year.

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Old Jun 2, 2014, 01:17 PM   #2
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 01:20 PM   #3
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Reminds me of the predictive text on the Blackberry Z10 - without the need to flick.
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 01:22 PM   #4
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This is a welcome change but...

This is a welcome change but...

I was really hoping to see Apple implement a swipe/gesture based option similar to Android keyboards. I'm itching to switch back from an Android device and this kind of feature speeds up performance across every aspect that requires text input.
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 01:28 PM   #5
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That is what would seal the deal for me to return to the iPhone IF Apple implemented the swype keyboard!
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 01:29 PM   #6
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This is a welcome change but...

I was really hoping to see Apple implement a swipe/gesture based option similar to Android keyboards. I'm itching to switch back from an Android device and this kind of feature speeds up performance across every aspect that requires text input.
Same here. I prefer iOS in many ways and these new improvements look great, but swipe typing offers such a monumental increase to my productivity that I simply can not pass it up on my daily driver device.

EDIT: WTF, DID THEY JUST SAY THEY'RE ALLOWING 3D PARTY KEYBOARDS IN IOS8?????? Wow....... That would do it nicely - as long as it works system wide.

Knock knock....don't wanna get my hopes up just yet.......

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Old Jun 2, 2014, 01:30 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure the rest of the mobile world already has this. Both my Windows Phone and my BlackBerry did, can't say for Android but I'd be surprised if it doesn't.
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 01:34 PM   #8
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Swype for iOS? Hell yes!
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 01:34 PM   #9
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3rd party keyboards... oh yeah.
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 01:34 PM   #10
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They came through with 3rd party keyboards!

I'm liking the increased openness Apple is showing with iOS 8.
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 01:36 PM   #11
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Exactly. I'd rather have swype over this, or both!
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 01:39 PM   #12
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Like I said, swype keyboard! Hell yes! I will def switch back to iPhone!! (When a bigger screen is available)
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I'm pretty sure the rest of the mobile world already has this. Both my Windows Phone and my BlackBerry did, can't say for Android but I'd be surprised if it doesn't.
Definitely does, although the experience is extremely variable (at least it was).

Hopefully this offers better management of non-dictionary words, and by that I mean words that aren't in Apple's dictionary. The lack of medical words in particular is what keeps me from solely using iOS Pages, which I wouldn't mind if it would at least quit marking [thrombolytic] as being spelled incorrectly whether it's the first or 20th time I've written it.
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This is a welcome change but...

I was really hoping to see Apple implement a swipe/gesture based option similar to Android keyboards. I'm itching to switch back from an Android device and this kind of feature speeds up performance across every aspect that requires text input.
It's a shame that Apple didn't do it, but people will be able to download swipe/gesture based keyboards now.
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Exactly. I'd rather have swype over this, or both!
they allow 3rd party keyboards systemwide now so i am sure someone will implement swype sooner than later
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This is a welcome change but...

I was really hoping to see Apple implement a swipe/gesture based option similar to Android keyboards. I'm itching to switch back from an Android device and this kind of feature speeds up performance across every aspect that requires text input.
Your prayers have been heard.

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they allow 3rd party keyboards systemwide now so i am sure someone will implement swype sooner than later
That was Swype on the keynote.
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Makes me wonder if Apple waited to implement all this keyboard stuff until after the trials, where Samsung had to pay a ton of money for supposedly infringing Apple's old autocorrect patent.

It would've been a heckuva lot harder to claim damages for something trivial like that, if it could've been pointed out at the time, that Apple themselves had also implemented ideas used by others.
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Apple bought Swiftkey?
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unfortunately, nothing beats Swype...
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Never mind Swype and SwiftKey, I can't wait for all the exclusive iOS keyboards. For like shortcuts, easier formatting, etc.
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I hope this works as well as they say it will
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 06:08 PM   #23
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Well, I installed iOS 8 beta on my iPad 2 and this predictive keyboard isn't on it. So either it's not ready on any device yet, or it's too advanced for the iPad 2. (don't quite dare update my iPhone 5 yet).
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About time. This was one of the better things on Android that i missed when i came back to iOS. I may even give Swype a re look. I tried it when i had a SGS3, and found the swiping part of it a bit hit and miss.
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they allow 3rd party keyboards systemwide now so i am sure someone will implement swype sooner than later
I read this after making my post. I'm hoping the 5.5" iPhone 6 is released alongside of the smaller 4.7" one. I converted to the Note 3 and anything smaller would just feel tiny.
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