Study finds iPhone texting 2x slower than QWERTY

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wako, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. wako macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    #1
    CLICK HERE FOR STORY!
    CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE

    before you guys come out tear me to shreds, read the article. The test was tested soon after the release so the guinea pigs didnt have time to get use to it yet. So if they tested these people again, maybe say now, maybe they wouldnt be as slow.

    They did say they will be conducting further tests and results will be posted in the coming weeks. :)
     
  2. The General macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    #2
    Maybe it's true for other people, but not only do I type faster on my iPhone than any other phone... but my iPhone has a QWERTY. :rolleyes:
     
  3. edmartin macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    #3
    In a related study, iPhone users have 5-6 times as more fun using their device than any other previous phone or PDA. :cool:
     
  4. fj2007cruiser macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    Location:
    Long Island NY
    #4
    How retarded and unscientific a test can that be.
    They might as well have taken 85 year olds with hemmorhoids and asked them to describe the comfort of a new couch. :eek::eek::eek:
     
  5. Amblinman macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    #5
    The only dropoff in speed I've noticed coming from a BB is that I don't fully "trust' the iPHone's keyboard, so I'm more deliberate than I would normally be. I notice when I'm writing a note and just "go for it", I'm shocked at how there are zero errors in the final product. It's just a matter of training yourself to really trust the keyboard.
     
  6. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
  7. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Location:
    Honolulu, Hawai'i
    #7
    I find texting pretty fast. I find typing fast in general, as long as the spell correction feature feel like working.
     
  8. Sobe macrumors 68000

    Sobe

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Location:
    Wash DC suburbs
    #8
    I wasn't aware it was slower.

    I will rush out right now and return my iPhone.

    After all, the only reason I bought an iPhone was so I could type more quickly.
     
  9. gceo macrumors 6502a

    gceo

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    #9
    I actually had a 'race' with a friend on a BB on the 3rd day I had the iPhone, and he had been on a BB for at least a year. We pretty much tied, and now almost 2 months into the iPhone, I feel like I'm so much faster. I need to call my buddy for a re-match....

    Dustin, are you hearing me...? Rematch?
     
  10. beate macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2007
    #10
    Ok - my 2 cents.

    Never read so many posts in one thread that I agreed with. Way to go guys.

    (except Sobe - yours just made me chuckle)
     
  11. synth3tik macrumors 68040

    synth3tik

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    #11
    It may be 2x slower, but at least your texts don't make it look like your a 15 year old girl

    ef u no wht im sayn
     
  12. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2003
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    #12
    I suck at texting on my iphone. Especially while driving. I almost wish apple would fill the screen with a number keypad so I could text without having to look.
     
  13. jbernie macrumors 6502a

    jbernie

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2005
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    #13
    on one hand i prefer a keyboard where i can actually feel the buttons, on the other hand it is responses like this where i think the iPhone keyboard is much better.

    That said, the human race the way it is right now, it is more important to text than focos on driving, que the first iphone texting related accident in 5...4... 3...

    Those 5 cheerleaders in NY state would still be alive if the inexperienced teen driver wasn't texting while driving her vehicle into oncoming traffic.
     
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado
    #14
    You text while driving? :eek: Not safe. You should be demoted to Lieutenant Underpants. ;)
     
  15. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    #15
    It sounds to me like some random people got an iphone and were asked to use it...I just skimmed the article but someone who actually read it may fix my mistake? I type like 5x faster then i did on my old Pebl, razr, and all my friends phones that i have used, including the sidekicks.
     
  16. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2003
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    #16
    I'm not gonna lie... I do text while driving. From the day I started driving, the two have been coupled. With my old phone, I barely had to look. But now it's more difficult.

    I think successfully multitasking deserves a promotion! :D
     
  17. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    #17
    You can be promoted to the fact that your still alive. :D
     
  18. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    #18
    Thankfully you don't live in the same state as me so I feel a little safer driving around town.

    Oh.. I know _you_ can "handle" it.
     
  19. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

    D1G1T4L

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    #19
    But that promotion is taken back due to the lack of any regard for anyone else's safety.

    Is that text message worth killing a family? It can happen in the blink of an eye.

    Sorry it is just a MAJOR pet peeve of mine to see others doing all types of stuff while driving.
     
  20. wako thread starter macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
  21. zap2 macrumors 604

    zap2

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2005
    Location:
    Washington D.C
    #21
    I really don't think it matters how fast other people are, its all about your speed.


    Some people are fast with a normal phone, I'm not so I went iPhone/Smartphone
     
  22. samwich macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    #22
    well if someone did a study on it, with a whopping sample size of 20, then it must be true!
     
  23. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

    Canuck4

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    #23
    I actually plugged in my Natural ergonomic keyboard thru the Iphones USB port so I can text way faster.
    Now I can text at 60 words per minute :D
     
  24. Phobophobia macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2003
    #24
    Is this even possible?
     
  25. slidingjon macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Location:
    Coralville, Iowa
    #25
    No, it's not possible. There is no male usb to 30 pin adapter!

    Anyways. There is always iphonetypingtest.com I scored 48 wpm! Learn to trust the corrections!
     

Share This Page