While it has seen some updates over the years, the iOS keyboard has lagged behind as other platforms have seen a plethora of advanced keyboard options with new input methods and smarter text correction. In iOS 8, Apple is finally taking a stab at predictive typing.
" />

iOS 8 keyboard adds predictive typing

ios-7-keaybord

Ah, the iOS keyboard. While it has seen some updates over the years, it’s lagged behind as other platforms have seen a plethora of advanced keyboard options with new input methods and smarter text correction. In iOS 8, Apple is finally taking a stab at predictive typing.

The iOS 8 keyboard now offers text predictions on a per conversation basis. Starting from an advanced language model, the keyboard will offer predictive text based on the given situation. It learns how you talk to different contacts, whether that means using more formal language or casual slang. Is the death of auto-correct fails on the horizon?

While it’s a far cry from opening up iOS to third-party keyboard apps, it’s perhaps the most promising update we have seen yet. Pair the new keyboard with Apple’s updated iMessage app in iOS 8 and the latest edition of Apple’s mobile operating system looks to be one strong communications platform.

 

Continue reading:

TAGS: