Lack of Keyboard Uniformity

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by mush10, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
    Is this solely dependent on the app updating to iOS 7? It is amazing how dated the old keyboard feels already. I prefer the new look and even performance of the new version. Even aside from that, the lack of consistency is annoying. Is it up to the developer or just something Apple hasn't finished polishing throughout the OS?
  2. 3bs
    macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    I'm not 100% sure but yes I think I read it is.

    I wish Apple had changed the keyboard to only show caps when the caps lock is on..
  3. macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    Apps have to be updated to use the iOS 7 keyboard. Otherwise, the keyboard will default to iOS 6 and any elements not updated for iOS 7 will default to iOS 6 as well.
  4. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    The new keyboard with much lighter, thinner, and less defined buttons is actually better looking as far as usability goes? And it somehow performs better?
  5. macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2013
    I prefer the new keyboard and agree that when an app brings the old one up it looks so dated.
  6. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    Does the "dated look" mean bad or problematic in some way though?
  7. macrumors 65816

    Mar 27, 2009
    As one other poster previously said, the app has to be updated to use the new UI elements. Maybe with iOS 7.1 Apple will make it so that developers won't have to bundle the UIKit framework with their apps - it would be in a specific location on each device and all apps built for that OS or a newer one would use that framework. Then they could also enable users to customize the element style across all apps.
  8. macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2009
    It is up to the developer because the new keyboard is translucent which requires the app to draw the background behind the keyboard.
  9. macrumors regular


    Aug 3, 2013
    Yes. It might still work, but us hip kids want something new!


    I also don't understand why sometimes the keyboard is white and sometimes it is black. I'd like an option to keep it always whey or always black.

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