Does anyone think the next iPhone or iOS will have SWYPE texting?

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  1. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    I think its spelled Swype? I was at T-Mobile today (my friend is the manager) and I was playing around with the Galaxy S 4G and the best feature by far was swype texting. It was amazing haha.
     
  2. JD914 macrumors 6502a

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    Just the fact that Swype is a better keyboard than iOS's outdated four year old keyboard, there is not a chance. Apple operates with what works in the past and not what actually works today.
     
  3. walangij macrumors 6502

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    Swype is a hit or miss. I loved it, but after a couple updates it became unusable b/c it prioritized names of contacts above normal text. My dad, who is tech illiterate just got an iPod touch and the keyboard has been easy enough for him to pick up.
     
  4. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Nope, not going to happen. Why change something that works perfectly?
     
  5. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    If that were the case, the keyboard would be a physical one, rather than on-screen. Remember the outrage from many that the original iPhone didn't have a physical keyboard? Clearly people have since adapted.
     
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    I tried swype and I really don't get how this is better. I much prefer using my standard typing.
     
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    Agree it's very hit and miss. Some people still prefer a physical keyboard. Me myself prefer iOS keyboard.
     
  8. akasch macrumors regular

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    I dearly hope so! It's so much faster! But I doubt Apple would incorporate it:(
     
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    Anyone remember how long it took us to get accustomed to the iOS keyboard? I think it took me a day to get fully used to it. I may be slow though. I remember it wasn't immediately intuitive, but it became so very quickly and became a standard.

    Swype on the other hand took a good 5 days of use, to customize it properly and utilize the new speed in typing.
     
  11. Eric374 macrumors 6502

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    If you think Swype was bad, you should try 8pen: http://www.the8pen.com/

    I really liked Swype, it's the only thing I miss from my Android phone.
     
  12. JD914 macrumors 6502a

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    Typical :rolleyes:
     
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  14. AndrewR23, Mar 12, 2011
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    They wouldnt be "changing it"

    This feature can be turned on or off. If you simply do not like it, turn it off. I just think it would be an awesome feature added to the best phone on the market.
     
  15. vincenz macrumors 601

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    You give people choices and you get problems.
     
  16. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Haha true...I hope its added along with the pattern lock..now that is awesome.
     
  17. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

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    Sounds too much like a dictatorship.
     
  18. ozred macrumors 6502

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    Precisely!

    It's the very basis ( unfortunately ) of Steve Jobs empire. Program the masses that he knows what's best for them, take away their freedom of choice, and charge them for "the privilege".

    I find Swype simply brilliant.

    Those who say they don't like it, are those who've never spent the six minutes it takes to watch three 2 min videos on how it works. It's the most amazingly fun, fast, and easy input method yet.

    I have it on my Droid X, Captivate, and HTC Inspire, it's absolutely awesome.
     
  19. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    Ha, are you kidding? Not a chance. Apple sued HTC last year for some pretty ridiculous patent infringement, such as swiping a "pre-determined path" to unlock a touch-screen device (uhh wtf else are you supposed to do??), or something like that. I don't know how that played out, but you can be damn sure that if Apple copied an Android feature like that now, it would not go over well.
     
  20. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Agreed. I was with my friend today for about an hour and I loved texting using swype. It took me a good 6-10 minutes to get it down and after that, it was easy and simple. Plus if people don't like it on the iPhone...just turn it off and use the way texting is used right now. Certainly wouldnt hurt anyone at all and everyone would be pleased.
     
  21. AndrewR23 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm Pretty sure a few weeks ago I read on here Apple was testing that lock pattern out. Cant remember tho
     
  22. JD914 macrumors 6502a

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    That's the epitome of communism.
     
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    Having tried Swype and hated it - no, probably not.
     

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