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July 1, 2007

iPhone Turbo Typing!

Everyone and their mother is complaining about the keypad and typing speed on the iPhone. In fact, many of us at iphonePOV were Treo/Blackberry users when iPhone was announced and we were quick to cast dispersions on touch-screen typing. Well, we were wrong. After typing with iPhone for 24 hours (or just slightly less--we do sleep now and then) we are fully prepared to eat our words.


The secret to incredibly fast typing on the iPhone is... The Force. As Obi-Wan would say, "Your eyes can deceive you, don't trust them--let go you're conscience self and act on instinct."

Are you ready to put your blast helmet on? First, do not start off using 1 finger as Apple suggested. Start right away with two thumbs and do not go slowly. The slower you go, the more likely you are to second guess yourself, which is the worst thing you can do with the iPhone. iPhone is very goood (and we mean VERY VERY GOOD) at correcting mistakes. It's so good that you can mistype every letter in a long word and when you hit the last (wrong) letter, iPhone will suggest the correct word. It's amazing.

Just in case you think we're lying, check out the video of our Force Powered Typing!


Anonymous said...

The typing demo was awsome, dude. If that guy with the Guiness book thumbs can do it, there's hope for us all.

Rob Meyer said...

I was curious to see how much speed I had worked up, so I did my own blackberry vs. iPhone typing comparison.

To get any speed, it's really important to not worry about accuracy. Notice what I actually typed was something like "the quict bprwn fox jimpd ovet the lazu dog". :-)