iphone keyboard...do you like it? is it the best you've used? vertical or horizontal?

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  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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    are all modern smartphones autocorrect typing as good as the iphone? how do u hold it, vertical or horizontal...i used to go horizontal...but it's so good that i sometimes just don't even need to look i just push the general area expecting the wrong key but knowing it'll put the right word once i hit space...do you guys look at the keyboard when typing?
     
  2. TexasChemE macrumors 6502a

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    I always hold it vertically. It just seems more natural for me to hold it that way. In my experience, it doesn't seem that all smartphone autocorrects are as "good" or "intelligent" as the iOS one.
     
  3. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    The iOS keyboard is the best. Auto correct is very accurate.
     
  4. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Even when I had my Android phone, I used a port of the iOS keyboard.
     
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    ill use it either way depending on what im sending a message for, facebook, twitter, iMessage, or SMS.
     
  7. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    I've been using an iPhone since 2007 so I haven't had much experience with other smartphones and, thus, don't know how it compares to those. Also, yes, I do like the iPhone keyboard. I hold mine in Portrait mode as often as possible (some apps, such as the Cards app, require Landscape mode). And yes, I look at the keyboard when typing.
     
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    I actually hate it compared to my Android keyboard. And I don't mean the aesthetics, but it's autocorrect is all but useless. It seems like I consistently have to go back and correct things; obvious errors like 'gello' not made into 'hello' for example. (Didn't happen, but just stating an obvious one)
     
  10. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    LoVe the iPhone keyboard. I use it in landscape mode since I have fat thumbs. However with the 4s and dictation I hardly ever type any more :)
     
  11. Bizarre. macrumors newbie

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    Love my iPhone keyboard however blackberry keyboards are the best I've ever used.
     
  12. Caliber26 macrumors 68000

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    I always hold my phone vertically. I never unlock the screen rotation, as a matter of fact. The one thing I wish the iPhone's keyboard would have, though, is Haptic Feedback!! It's the one thing I had on my old Samsung Behold that I wish I could have on my iPhone.
     
  13. xdbuix macrumors 6502

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    the keyboards about to get upgraded with an android like autocorrect. It's already in the code of ios5.
     
  14. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    iPhone keyboard owns all others. I've had 4 Android phones, and used a billion different keyboards, but nothing was as good as this.
     
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  16. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    how will it be different
     
  17. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

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    Doubt it will be added they use the feature a lot before (and all android phones do) because the way you make sure you hit the key but on iOS you have the sounds (which I like for some reason and hated on my android phones ) and is very accurate I usually text vertically tho , I hate to go to landscape mode to type something and the android autocorrect (the top bar where you'll see all the words) is great but hate the it takes screen space for some reason
     
  18. ECUSnare macrumors regular

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    iOS keyboard has been the most consistent that I've used, both with autocorrect and response. Android was ok, but could almost type out a whole word without it showing up on the screen.
     
  19. b24pgg macrumors 65816

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    The iPhone keyboard is garbage. Physical keyboards are infinitely better, and the iPhone keyboard doesn't even have haptic feedback
     
  20. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Touch keyboards aren't the best. That said the iOS keyboard is very good. But it isn't as fast or as accurate as one of those plastic keyboards on a phone like the enV or similar. However design-wise plastic keyboards are more tacky, so it's a compromise.
     
  21. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    Always portrait. It's feels more natural to type and it helps me to type faster.

    On the IPhone 4 sometimes there was a little lag on the keyboard but that has now gone on the 4s.
     
  22. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

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    Way better than the android keyboards. As good as a BB physical keyboard - especially the bold touch? Not quite. But it also isn't fair to compare a physical keyboard to a virtual keyboard. Out of all the virtuals I have used,ni would say iPhone is best and I typically use it vertically.
     
  23. jackrv macrumors 6502

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    I will disagree. I hate haptic feedback, those who I know with Android phones turn it off. I also dislike the blackberry keyboards.

    Other than that, I usually use portrait mode to type. I tend to lock portrait mode orientation, so I've gotten used to it. Personally I love the iPhone keyboard. I do wish you could store terms to a custom dictionary but the good far outweighs the bad for me.
     
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