Which keyboard do you use most?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AppleTech22, Aug 5, 2011.

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What keyboard do you prefer?

  1. Landscape

    28 vote(s)
    25.2%
  2. Portrait

    83 vote(s)
    74.8%
  1. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I don't know about anyone else, but although it is nice to have the landscape keyboard, I just rarely find myself using it. With the good auto-correction that is in iOS, I would rather trade the accuracy of the landscape orientation for more speed with the portrait orientation.

    How about every one else?
     
  2. seajay96 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    My sausage thumbs don't like the portrait keyboard :)
     
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    #3
    Landscape keys mean my fingers have to move further.

    Greater distance = Greater time.

    It's slower so I'm not interested.
     
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    #4
    The landscape keyboard is harder for me, despite being larger. I hate rotating my phone anyways.
     
  5. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    #5
    I'm so used to the orientation lock that I forgot about landscape.
     
  6. msb3079 macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    For years, I was ALWAYS landscape. But for the past 6+ months, I've been mostly portrait. No clue why...
     
  7. mousouchop macrumors 6502a

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    #7
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    Orientation lock is always on. I like all things in portrait mode.
     
  8. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    On my iPhone, the only time I use the landscape orientation is watching videos. Everything else is in portrait. I'm not sure if I have ever used the landscape keyboard. I hate using two hands to type.
     
  9. Mochi Hana macrumors 6502a

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  10. Bloodraw850 macrumors 6502

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  11. Kentochan macrumors 6502

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    #11
    I tend to use portrait more than landscape because 1. Its quicker and 2. I only need one hand.
     
  12. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    #12
    I use portrait more often, but I prefer landscape. If the homescreen had a landscape mode I think I'd have it locked to that 24/7. Portrait is alright, but my big fingers would ideally like a little more room.
     
  13. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    #13
    What is your other hand doing?
     
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  15. iLucas macrumors 6502

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    #15
    Same here. I rarely use landscape mode.
     
  16. 3bs macrumors 603

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    #16
    Portrait for most of the time but sometimes I use landscape
     
  17. Savor Suspended

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    #17
    Portrait

    I am so used to portrait mode when it comes to texting since having my old Nokia 3360. Better one-handed operation. Only time it is in landscape is generally for looking at pics, games, and watching videos. If I do type in landscape, the phone would have to have a slide-out QWERTY in a horizontal position. I much prefer any QWERTY phone done in portrait like the BlackBerry 9900 and without the slide-out mechanism for better durability in the longer run.
     
  18. moldy lunchbox macrumors 6502a

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    #18
    If I need to type something out thats more then 10 words I'm using landscape.

    The only problem is at that point the keyboard takes up half the screen and you can't read much text.
     
  19. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    #19
    I thumb type in portrat pretty fast. But is it me or is the iPhone 4's keyboard less responsive than it used to be on the 3GS? My guess is it's software related, but I don't know. Am I the only one getting missed key presses? Resulting in "writng like ths for exmple"? Not to mention silly autocorrections. I felt like this rarely happened on the 3GS. It's very frequent on the iPhone 4.
     
  20. boshii macrumors 68040

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    #20
    I voted landscape then realized this wasn't the iPad forum :eek:

    I prefer portrait on my iPhone.
     
  21. Cooolpenner macrumors regular

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    #21
    Normally I'm using potrait mode, so I'm able to type with one hand. :)
    But for writing mails or long textes I'm using landscape.
     
  22. macingman macrumors 68020

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    #22
    I have never used to landscape keyboard since I got my first iPhone in 2007.
     
  23. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    #23
    Landscape for big walls of text, allows me to read more content and type more accurately. Portrait for fast silly texts. Long live smart iOS corrections though!
     
  24. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    #24
    Portrait.
    I thought I'd use landscape a lot more than I actually have...
     
  25. Paradoxpm macrumors member

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    #25
    Portrait: my screen orientation is locked most of the time.
     

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