iPhone keyboard learning curve smaller for non-smartphone users?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dannyallen34, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. dannyallen34 macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2005
    I just got my iPhone today and have been using it for about 6 hours. However, I am typing really fast on it (up to 35wpm). I started on the iPhone using two thumbs and pretty much don't look at what I'm typing, just at the keys, and assume the keyboard is correcting it (which it pretty much always does). Oh, and I definitely don't have small fingers. I just find myself barely touching the screen.

    I've never used a smartphone keyboard before. So, do you think that it is easier to learn the iPhone keyboard if you haven't used a smartphone before? Has anyone else had this experience?
  2. tttexxan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    Im typing faster than ever on this keyboard without issues...I dont look at the screen and trust the spelling to do its thing...It catches 98-99% of everything..
    For people to bash the Iphone due to the keyboard have no clue what they are talking about
  3. pcguru83 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    I would say 'Yes'. The iPhone was my first smartphone-type device, and I've had absolutely no problems with it. Then again, I suppose any QWERTY keyboard is a welcome addition to one who is used to typing with numbers. :)
  4. PharmD macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2005
    Oregon Coast
    Agreed! I've found it very easy to type with thumbs on the iPhone and I have never used a smartphone before.
  5. mrtune macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    I came from a motorola q smartphone. I didn't take my long at all to adjust to not having feedback from the keys.

    I was typing faster on my iphone in no time. The autocorrection is a killer feature! I don't bother to really look at what I'm typing like I did before. I just type away and correct later.

    Just typing away without checking what I'm typing was the hardest to let go.
  6. angrygolfer macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    I have had Blackberries and Smart Phones and I type fine on this too. I think it's just good technology.

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