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lordofthereef

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Haven’t used it yet but the placement makes a lot of sense to me.

Consider the phones before it had “wasted space” on the bottom with the home button.

One thing I’m really liking is the language keyboard is now out of the way. I frequently go between two languages but cycling through them whenever I use emoji is... a chore.
 
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Vermifuge

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Haven’t used it yet but the placement makes a lot of sense to me.

Consider the phones before it had “wasted space” on the bottom with the home button.

One thing I’m really liking is the language keyboard is now out of the way. I frequently go between two languages but cycling through them whenever I use emoji is... a chore.

Which Languages? I use US and the Romaji / Japanese interface. It is always unpredictable which language it will cycle through next. Sometimes it goes between languages and somethings directly to emoji... i found by pressing and holding the world icon and selecting what keyboard i want to be the most efficient.
 

nia820

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Initially I didn't like it. But now I find it comfortable typing. The raised keyboard makes typing easier.

My only criticism is that the space is poorly designed. Apple could have added some additional features on the gray bar or added different color options.
 

Technarchy

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Which Languages? I use US and the Romaji / Japanese interface. It is always unpredictable which language it will cycle through next. Sometimes it goes between languages and somethings directly to emoji... i found by pressing and holding the world icon and selecting what keyboard i want to be the most efficient.

Same. I’ve been doing learning reinforcement by using the Japanese keyboard to type words and characters I’ve learned. Holding on a the globe is how I navigate between options.
 

nia820

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SIVIOKY

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I definitely think where the keyboard is placed is a good position. But they definitely could have made better use of that empty space at the bottom. I’m using the keyboard now to type this. Maybe in the future they will include something with an update.
 
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drbrydges

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I feel like they could have done something else with those two buttons on the bottom instead of adding that huge line of waste grey space. Overall, though, I'm liking the feel of it so far.
 
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lordofthereef

macrumors G5
Nov 29, 2011
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Boston, MA
Which Languages? I use US and the Romaji / Japanese interface. It is always unpredictable which language it will cycle through next. Sometimes it goes between languages and somethings directly to emoji... i found by pressing and holding the world icon and selecting what keyboard i want to be the most efficient.
Hungarian. :)

Working on learning japanese, though IDK I will ever be good enought to type HAHAHAHA
 
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