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Apple Swipe Keyboard Patent Shows Cupertino Knows Typing On iOS Is “Tedious”

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http://techcrunch.com – Apple’s iPhone needs a much smarter keyboard. I’ve said it before, but here’s evidence Cupertino itself realises that hen-pecking individual letters is a “tedious task”. Apple’s US patent 8,542,206 (spotted by AppleInsider) describes an alternative text input method for iOS that incorporates a series of swipe gestures to make touchscreen typing less of a chore. Or in patent-speak: Interspersing the tedious task of typing using the small keys with swipes that do not require a specific point of origin can give users a nice break from the sensorimotor and cog (IT news)