Anyone else hate the keyboard on the X

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  1. qwerty1202 macrumors 6502

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    there is so much wasted space at the bottom. Am I the only one who thinks this is weird ?
     
  2. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    if it was any lower it would be difficult to use. the placement is ideal.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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  4. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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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.
     
  5. frumpy16 macrumors 6502a

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    My thought using it has been that it’s perfectly placed.
     
  6. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    The keyboard is exactly where it is supposed to be. Your brain is just accustomed to seeing a home button in that gray area.
     
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  8. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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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.
     
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  10. nia820 macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  11. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    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.
     
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  14. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Screen Shot 2017-11-03 at 8.40.59 AM.png
     
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  16. frumpy16 macrumors 6502a

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    It looks goofier in a screenshot. In use it’s exactly where it should be and appears completely natural.
     
  17. kawa636r macrumors regular

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    i’m coming from 8 plus and i hate x keyboard
     
  18. Jdgrey52 macrumors member

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    I love your keyboard color. How did you do that?
     
  19. YoungHov718 macrumors member

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    I have gotten used to it already and its only been 3 hours with it.
     
  20. SIVIOKY macrumors member

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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.
     
  21. Septembersrain Contributor

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    Try a third party keyboard maybe?

    Just a suggestion. I've been using Swype on all my devices for ages.
     
  22. Leica Dad Suspended

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    I will start practice typing on my 6 rather than 7+, by the time I receive the phone tonight hopefully I will get used to it.
     
  23. drbrydges macrumors member

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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.
     
  24. Tom G. macrumors 68020

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    To those who think Apple should have made better use of the gray space below the keyboard, who’s to say that they don’t have plans to do just that?
     
  25. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Hungarian. :)

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

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