I love my iPhone even though it kicks the shit out of my index finger. Here’s a screenshot of the keyboard:
I hate this keyboard on the iPhone. It makes me feel like a texting newbie.
It sucks. I suck at text messaging.
Will someone at Apple please replace the QWERTY keyboard and with a normal cellphone keypad with predictive texting:
The QWERTY keyboard was such a bad move, and here’s why:
Meet the typewriter (if you haven’t seen one, this is the keyboard’s mother, who gave birth to QWERTY). The next sentence is important, because it’s bold: The typewriter was designed for ten fingers.
Look at the picture again. Do you see the woman holding the typewriter in one hand and typing with the other hand? Of course not!
Why would Apple try to change the way an entire generation text messages, anyways? For example in Japan half the top selling books are written on mobile phones. Let me ask you a question, which side of this keypad would you prefer to use if you want to text message?1
The left side of course! There’s less room for error.2
I wonder how many people refused to buy the iPhone because the keys are too small for their fingers. Would they have more customers if they made the buttons bigger?
Boo on you, Apple. But I still love my iPhone anyways.
1. The right side is futile, especially when you want to use two thumbs. Just give up and use your index finger, sadist.
2. A tactile response is so important when using a full keyboard. Users are twice as slow when using an iPhone largely because they can’t feel if they’re pushing the right letter.
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