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How Apple could improve typing on the iPad

Ted Landau | May 3, 2013
When it comes to my iPad, I fear I'm like the proud-but-overbearing parent to a very talented child. I continue to be impressed by the capabilities of my iPad. I praise the device's merits to everyone I know. I can no longer recall how I got along without an iPad. And yet ... I keep wanting more. "You're a wonderful kid, iPad, but you could be better. Couldn't you try just a bit harder?"

Implementation of these changes would likely require a shift in Apple's attitude toward iOS. Currently, it gives very few options to customize the iOS keyboard--presumably in an effort to keep things as simple and easy to master as possible. I believe it's time for this to change: The iPad and other iOS devices have attained a level of maturity and user familiarity such that Apple can offer more customizing controls without the risk of alienating or confusing users. As Apple works towards its release of iOS 7, we'll soon see if the company agrees.


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