iPhone typist hits 56 WPM

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  1. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    http://www.tuaw.com/2010/02/09/ludicrous-speed-56-wpm-on-the-iphone/

    iPhone typist hits 56 WPM

    I can type fairly quickly on my iPhone, at least in landscape mode -- I average about 30 - 35 words per minute compared to around 77 WPM on a standard keyboard -- but the guy in the video above has gone to plaid with his typing speed. Using an app called iTextSpeed [US$0.99, iTunes Link], this anonymous texting speed demon reaches an incredible 56 words per minute on his iPhone in portrait mode. I have no idea how he does it, particularly in portrait mode; I make an average of one mistake every other word unless I'm in landscape, but the guy in the video, whose thumbs look even bigger than mine, only screws up one word during the entire timed sequence.

    A few people grouse about the iPhone's lack of a physical keyboard, but the cyborg-thumbed guy in this video proves that for some of us, it's not an issue whatsoever.

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    http://www.tuaw.com/2010/02/09/ludicrous-speed-56-wpm-on-the-iphone/
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I can't read how many incorrect words he/she has, but that's pretty impressive. I'd try it myself, but I don't think I'm paying for that program. :p
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Except that we don't know if they really did do this on their first try. :cool:
     
  4. nimski62 macrumors regular

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    Do I get to be famous too since I just wasted a buck on this app!! lol
     
  5. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    i type faster than that.. but i'm not gonna pay $0.99 to prove it :p
     
  6. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    I can usually get ahead of the phone when im typing, so they keys lock up and it has to wait until im dont to display the text.
     
  7. Eso macrumors 68000

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    Are you like a new, unofficial editor? This is the third thread I've seen from you that is just a news headline (that don't make the news pages). Why don't you just put a link to iLounge.com in your profile and call it a day?
     
  8. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    I'm sure people who otherwise might not visit or know about a particular site appreciate when a story is posted. News propagation is fine. This site does it quite often on Page 1. Don't be so frumpy. :)
     
  9. Eso macrumors 68000

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    ...

    What do you think page 1 is for?
     
  10. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing wrong at all with someone else sharing news..
     
  11. greygray macrumors 68000

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    Seeing your posts along with others you've made, it's not that hard to see why these comments are spilling out of your mouth, right? This is a forum to share thoughts. If you're interested, participate. If you're not interested, get out.
     

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