Reliability of virtual keyboard on bigger iPhones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Neodym, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. Neodym macrumors 68000


    Jul 5, 2002
    Starting with the iPhone 6+ and continuing on the 7+, I experience more typing errors than on my former smaller-screened iPhones (e.g. my trusty fallback-somehow-collector's-item 4S, but also on 5 and 6 with their smaller screens). All of that with comparable typing speeds on comparable topics.

    Does anyone else experience something similar?

    First I was questioning my typing skills. Later I was questioning Apple's quality control for the digitizer, suspecting they'd been going for a cheaper component.

    Until recently some MR article about the creation of the iPhones revealed the concept of virtually upscaling the touch area of single keyboard buttons based on some predictive algorithm.

    Now I'm suspecting the 5.5" phones getting a smaller upscale of keyboard button touch areas in comparison to smaller iPhones. I somehow can't imagine the digitizer actually being of significantly worse precision than earlier digitizers in iPhones of the past.

    Can anyone confirm or falsify this theory? Is there any configuration option to manually adjust the zoom factor for those virtual touch areas?
  2. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2011
    The Netherlands
    Same here! And I thought it was my own aging process...

  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Can not agree. Quite good at typing on my 6S+ and now 7+. Hated the smaller keyboards. The digitizer works very accurately, even with my huge thumbs.

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