Is Everyone Ready to Relearn How to Type?

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  1. bob616, Sep 5, 2011
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    With more and more rumors pointing to the iPhone 5 having a bigger screen, 3.7in or 4in. One big point is being missed, the keyboard size will change with the bigger screen. Over the past 4 years I have personally gotten very used to the 3.5in screen and it's keyboard, to the point were I don't have to look at the screen to type. With a bigger screen we will all have to relearn the spacing and size of the new keyboard. I guarantee after a few days to weeks we all will have it down, but just pointing out a minor issue that most will have when they pull out their new iPhone 5 from the box.
     
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    Just like you have to adapt the way you typed when you got your first iPhone? Or how you make minor adjustments in the way you interact with things on a daily basis? First world problems really are the worst.
     
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    bob616, you've brought up a very interesting point!

    I'm sure it'll be easy, but definitely a transitional period. Good thing iOS has great autocorrect! lol :D
     
  5. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    If the 'on' button is in a different place, Im going to have to relearn that too!!!
     
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    Personally, having had every iPhone iteration, a Droid X, and a WP7, there was really little learning to be done. Perhaps about a day of adjustment, then you're flying.
     
  7. jackc macrumors 65816

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    I would say most people do not attempt to type without looking at the screen, so it should be easier.
     
  8. twitt3r macrumors 6502

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    I'd hardly call it having to "re-learn how to type", more like simply adjusting to the (very) small difference in relative key position.
     
  9. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    I'll adjust within 10 seconds since I don't suffer from any brain disorder or whatsoever.
     
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    It took a little while to get used to an iPad, yeah. But is a 0.2" screen size difference really going to confuse my hands? I'm not really anticipating that.
     
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    I have a Nexus S with a 4" screen that will probably be almost exactly what the iPhone will be like so I should get used to it quickly.
     
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    if the next iPhone does have a bigger screen you won't even notice the keyboard size difference after about 2 days of use. Trust me.
     
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    no this is different


    lol :D
     
  15. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    I would love a 4inch screen but I hope the size of device doesn't change. The Atrix has a 4inch screen and is pretty close in size to iPhone.
     
  16. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Oh, yes, this 'minor issue' will certainly take 'a few days to weeks' to overcome. I love colonoscopideas.
     
  17. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I don't have big fingers but I still find myself pressing the wrong letters quite often. And while I am one of the people who would like the iPhone 5 to have a 3.5" screen, it being bigger would actually make typing easier.
     
  18. Nicolas4ever macrumors 6502a

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    I sometimes type wrong letters .The bigger screen will prevent this
     
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    I've switched between so many phones... I don't know what's normal anymore! I'd have no problem adapting (if I got the iP5)
     
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    What a horrible dilemma. My deepest condolences. :rolleyes:
     
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    How will a bigger screen know if you've typed a wrong letter? :rolleyes:
     
  22. twitt3r macrumors 6502

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    You really think so? If you are off enough to make mistakes on a 3.5" screen, a 4" screen isn't going to save you. Besides, as somebody already pointed out, how is it going to know you typed a wrong letter?
     
  23. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    You're assuming anyone can type worth a damn on these touch screens. :p
     
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    with the rumored Nuance voice recognition built-in, you may not even need to type
     

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