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    Default Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    Swiftkey for iphone
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    Default Re: Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    Apple does not allow changes to the native keyboard.
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    Default Re: Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    Apple does not allow..............
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    Default Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexan81 View Post
    Swiftkey for iphone
    They have a very controlled system with updates to the OS. The keyboard is a core function of the OS. Apple builds it so that the keyboard, autocorrect, and all functions of this type work together. Allowing the keyboard to be modified or replaced would damage multiple systems and detract from the easy iPhone experience.
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    Default Re: Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexan81 View Post
    Swiftkey for iphone


    We don't know, we don't work for Apple. I am with you on this, I really enjoyed and will miss Swiftkey 3 on Android.
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    Default Re: Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    Swiftkey's ability to guess the NEXT word you will type goes way way beyond autocorrect...... you have to experience it to appreciate how the software works. More often than not, I am typing whole sentences using only one tap for each word.

    Impressive software.
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    Default Re: Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    I installed Swiftkey on my Android device. I gave it a good shot and used it for a few weeks. The way it thinks it knows what I'm going to type next slowed me down so considerably that it became a hinderance. I'm not a fan of predictive anything anywhere. I cannot tell you how many tries it took me before my Mac allowed me to type "skillz" the other night!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sting7k View Post


    We don't know, we don't work for Apple. I am with you on this, I really enjoyed and will miss Swiftkey 3 on Android.
    Other responders knew and provided good info
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    Default Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I installed Swiftkey on my Android device. I gave it a good shot and used it for a few weeks. The way it thinks it knows what I'm going to type next slowed me down so considerably that it became a hinderance. I'm not a fan of predictive anything anywhere. I cannot tell you how many tries it took me before my Mac allowed me to type "skillz" the other night!
    I agree i even turned off specl check on my phone because it was annoying let alone using a predictive keyboard
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    Default Re: Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I installed Swiftkey on my Android device. I gave it a good shot and used it for a few weeks. The way it thinks it knows what I'm going to type next slowed me down so considerably that it became a hinderance. I'm not a fan of predictive anything anywhere. I cannot tell you how many tries it took me before my Mac allowed me to type "skillz" the other night!
    Clearly Swiftkey is not for you.... but its nice to have a choice. Something that iOS doesn't allow on many fronts.
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    Default Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    Clearly apple won't allow the installation of third party keyboards, probably ever. I think they need a refresh to the native. I'd love to see them purchase Swype or swiftkey and integrating it themselves.
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    Default Re: Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    They have a very controlled system with updates to the OS. The keyboard is a core function of the OS. Apple builds it so that the keyboard, autocorrect, and all functions of this type work together. Allowing the keyboard to be modified or replaced would damage multiple systems and detract from the easy iPhone experience.
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    Default Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

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    Thanks Mr Cook. We appreciate taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with us.
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    Default Re: Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    Never used swiftkey but I use the tweak "swipeselection" on my iPad and I love it. Wish apple would implement something like that.
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    Default Re: Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    I don't think apple will ever allow different keyboards but do think the keyboard like the OS needs a revamp
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    Default Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    At least they can show you a letter and ask you hit it so it understands when you are touching a certain key you mean o and not I


    Like artificial intelligence or learning algorithms somethibg like that
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    Default Re: Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexan81 View Post
    At least they can show you a letter and ask you hit it so it understands when you are touching a certain key you mean o and not I


    Like artificial intelligence or learning algorithms somethibg like that
    If they do at, it will slow down typing tremendously if every letter it was asking if you are sure that's the letter you wanted. I mean do the keys going grey not show which letter you are pressing enough for you?
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    Default Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    No
    I meant only the first time you activate the devicw

    It should learn from you
    Like ask you hit a specific key to LEARN what are your typing patterns

    Machine learning 101
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    Default Re: Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexan81 View Post
    No
    I meant only the first time you activate the devicw

    It should learn from you
    Like ask you hit a specific key to LEARN what are your typing patterns

    Machine learning 101
    Couldn't it just do it from what you type and not asking letters like you said? That is pretty much what swift key does and will most likely never be on IOS with how apple locks everything down and thinks their keyboard is the best
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    Default Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Premium1 View Post
    Couldn't it just do it from what you type and not asking letters like you said? That is pretty much what swift key does and will most likely never be on IOS with how apple locks everything down and thinks their keyboard is the best
    Thats even a better aproach but seems to be like a long shot for a keyboard that does not even cover the basics

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    Default Re: Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    If there's one thing I miss from Android it's SwiftKey, seriously, until you've used it and gotten used to it, you just don't know how amazing it is. I would love to see Apple buy SwiftKey and integrate it into their native keyboard. Or I would like to see Apple use these technologies to make their own version of SwiftKey in their native keyboard (which is a more likely Apple move). SwiftKey is seriously amazing!!
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    Default Re: Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    I have a single keyboard on my PC. I have a single keyboard on my Mac. I don't understand why I should then need multiple keyboards on my iPhone or iPad.
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    Default Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I have a single keyboard on my PC. I have a single keyboard on my Mac. I don't understand why I should then need multiple keyboards on my iPhone or iPad.
    I don't think it's about stock piling keyboards as much as it's about choice. I have a corded keyboard on my pc that works fine too. But maybe I'd like a cordless keyboard with backlit keys even better. My goal wouldn't be to have multiple keyboards. It would be to have the best keyboard for me.

    With that said, I prefer the IOS keyboard. I dig it.
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    Default Re: Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I have a single keyboard on my PC. I have a single keyboard on my Mac. I don't understand why I should then need multiple keyboards on my iPhone or iPad.
    It's about choice, Alli. A concept that Apple apparently frowns upon. Have you ever seen all the different kinds of keyboards that you can buy for a desktop computer? Standard, split, foldable, tiny, mechanical, soft touch, etc. Not everyone wants or uses the same keyboard for their desktop, so why should they be limited in their choices when it comes to software keyboards for their iPhone?

    Sent from somewhere
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    Default Re: Why doesnt apple use swiftkey or make something like that ?

    I've never had an issue with typing on the iOS keyboard, but I would love to see a better method of text editing, like SwipeSelection. The magnifier method is feeling clunky to me these days.
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