As a part of today's unveiling for iOS 8 at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced a new "QuickType" feature for the onboard keyboard which offers context sensitive predictive typing suggestions among other features.

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For instance, an example message asking a user about "dinner or a movie" displayed button suggestions like "dinner", "a movie", and "not sure", while the feature will also learn how a user types and suggest specific slang used over time. Apple also promised that QuickType will protect a user's privacy when learning conversations throughout iOS, as the feature will also work in over 10 different languages.

QuickType will ship as as a part of iOS 8, which will be available later this year.

Top Rated Comments

joeyp000 Avatar
106 months ago
They came through with 3rd party keyboards! :)

I'm liking the increased openness Apple is showing with iOS 8.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Brittany246 Avatar
106 months ago
3rd party keyboards... oh yeah.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghostface147 Avatar
106 months ago
Swype for iOS? Hell yes!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
joeyp000 Avatar
106 months ago
This is a welcome change but...

This is a welcome change but...

I was really hoping to see Apple implement a swipe/gesture based option similar to Android keyboards. I'm itching to switch back from an Android device and this kind of feature speeds up performance across every aspect that requires text input.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
106 months ago
Exactly. I'd rather have swype over this, or both!

unfortunately, nothing beats Swype... :(
It's coming..
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
106 months ago
Exactly. I'd rather have swype over this, or both!

they allow 3rd party keyboards systemwide now so i am sure someone will implement swype sooner than later
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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