iOS 6 keyboard more accurate?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by sunking101, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I don't know whether this is all in my head but I seem to make a lot more mistakes with the iOS7 keyboard. I've been thinking that for a while and just typed something on an app which hasn't been updated (ie it still uses the old keyboard) and I made zero mistakes.
     
  2. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I've noticed the same thing. Odd.
     
  3. af21187 macrumors 6502

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  4. Shuri macrumors 6502

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    For me it's the other way round; on Google Hangouts I seem to make a lot more mistakes than with the stock message app. But then again I guess the whole thing is only in our heads, because both share the same engine with another look.
     
  5. sunking101 thread starter macrumors 603

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    How do we know that they share the same engine? I'm not denying that they do but where is the proof?
     
  6. Shuri macrumors 6502

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    I'm not 100% sure, so correct me if I'm wrong, but I think iOS 6 didn't correct words after a second one has been written, whereas iOS 7 does. (So out of the context it tries to guess the right word)

    And in google hangouts it does it the new way.

    I know this is not evidence that they share the same engine, but it'd be odd for apple just to implement single aspects in the old keyboard.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There's definitely a difference. Hard to say if it's just the slightly different look/feel, perhaps slightly different touch areas/boundaries for recognition of different keys, or perhaps a somewhat different autocorrect--likely a combination of them all to one degree or another.
     
  8. sunking101 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I have never used autocorrect so my take on the two keyboards is purely to do with physical accuracy. I seem to make more mistakes by hitting the key next to the one I'm aiming for and as a seasoned iPhone typer this is alarming. We all make mistakes with touchscreen keyboards from time to time but I make a hell of a lot more since iOS7 came along.
     
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  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    question. Are most of you on an iphone 5 or 5s? I ask this b.c I noticed the difference in accuracy once I switched from the 4s to the 5, and not ios7. I felt it had something to do with the new resolution.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There was some slight difference with that too, but I've also used iOS 6 on iPhone 5 for months before going to iOS 7 and noticed a difference there.
     
  12. gmhag macrumors regular

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    I'm still using an iPhone 4S and noticed a huge difference switching from iOS6 to iOS7. So many more errors per sentence. I had almost gotten to the point where I could look away while typing and have minimal errors on iOS6. Now on iOS7 I have to concentrate on the screen and am still making tons of errors. So I dont think it is a hardware issue.
     

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