Should the 6+ have an iPad like feature where the keyboard can split in two (for easier typing)?

Should the 6+ have the option of a keyboard that can split in two like the iPads for easier typing?

  • Yes

    Votes: 10 62.5%
  • No

    Votes: 6 37.5%

  • Total voters
    16

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macrumors 68020
Original poster
Sep 13, 2014
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1,767
Instead of the current keyboard with a bunch of symbols taking up space and squishing the keys towards the middle... why not have the option of the iPad feature where the keyboard can split in two for those who want it and simply have the letters on each side for easier typing without the gimmick keys taking up space?

This currently...


Vs this...


Your thoughts?
 

Cozmosis

macrumors member
Mar 2, 2011
77
16
Baltimore, MD
Landscape mode is garbage on a phone and especially so on a 6 plus with the large bezels anyway. So while I guess it couldn't hurt its not usable.
 

Abazigal

macrumors G5
Jul 18, 2011
12,792
10,824
Singapore
I voted no, because I found that split keyboard was garbage in landscape mode on my iPad mini. In reality, because the document isn't pushed up by the keyboard, the sides just end up blocking whatever you want to type anyways. It's more useful in portrait mode, where you have more vertical screen space and can still move the keyboard down, but your thumbs don't have problems reaching the middle of your iPhone's keyboard anyways.

And in landscape mode on your iPhone, you are going to have even less vertical screen space to play around with anyways.
 

Tsuchiya

macrumors 68020
Jun 7, 2008
2,310
370
Could be useful.

The current widescreen keyboard is crappy to use, can't imagine anyone actually preferring it to portrait.
 
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