iPhone will have double tapping period in next update

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mathias, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Mathias macrumors newbie

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    Look at page 61 in the iPod_touch_Features_Guide.pdf

    This function will definitely come in the next firmware update to the iPhone.
    Great news for people who can buy iPhone.
    Can't with till i can buy it in Denmark:D
     
  2. Telp macrumors 68040

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    loading that over EDGE is killer. This is great news I hope the update comes today or really soon!!!
     
  3. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    i do hope they add that feature to the iphone (and can't see why they wouldn't in the next update if the ipod touch has it). needing to go to another keyboard view to type a period has always bothered me, and i didn't understand why they didn't do it this way in the first place...
     
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  5. thestaton macrumors 6502

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    can you explain in simple terms what this will do.
     
  6. gceo macrumors 6502a

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    Lets you type complete sentences faster. At the end of a sentence, hit the space bar twice, and you'll get a period and a space.
     
  7. locomien macrumors member

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    Very handy. This will surely increase typing speed on the iPhone. While they're at it, why can't they make three-tapping the space bar be a question mark?
     
  8. ARH1956 macrumors 6502

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    You can actually insert a period without changing screens each time. At the end of a sentence, hold the "?.123" selector & drag it, & it will display the punctuation screen, move to the desired symbol & remove your finger. The desired punctuation will be inserted & it will return to the original typing screen.
     
  9. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    thank God. maybe this update will have added functionality and features after all. about freakin' time!
     
  10. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it would be a special edition. ;)
     
  11. chrltn macrumors newbie

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    nice, thanks for the tip:)
     
  12. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Haven't we all learned by now that there is no such thing as "definitely" with Apple? We hope features will be added, but to say any feature definitely will come is a waste of bandwidth. Your subject line is also misleading, as it makes you out to have inside knowledge, which almost no one has. Reading page 61 of a different product manual does not make you an Apple insider.
     
  13. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    i'm aware of that tip. but i've also been a blackberry user where the double-space enters a period, and i prefer that method.
     
  14. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Wait let me try that. Oh that was slick!
     
  15. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    I love all these subtle ease of use functions they add to the iPhone, but I still want my damn iChat. :(
     
  16. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    If you think about this a little differently, it's even easier: If you quickly slide onto "Z" you insert a period, if you quickly slide onto "X" then you get a comma. Obviously ignoring the change in screen. See what I mean?
     

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