Apple Fixes Keyboard in iOS 8.3 Beta So Searches.Don't.Look.Like.This

Apple has improved the design of its keyboard in iOS 8.3 to fix a long-standing issue that caused several iPhone users to accidentally tap the period key while attempting to use the space bar in Safari. The change to a longer space bar was first spotted in iOS 8.3 beta 2 within the MacRumors discussion forums, and also appears to be present in the third beta of the pre-release software.

iOS 8.3 Keyboard
iPhone 6 Plus users in particular have long complained about having Safari searches littered with periods because Apple did not extend the space bar to account for the extra space on the larger 5.5-inch screen, instead making the "Go" button larger. While not necessarily a bug, the design issue was an inconvenience for many users and prompted several complaints on social media and within our discussion forums. Twitter user Amanda Hearon, for example, voiced her frustration rather succinctly.

Apple launched its new iOS public beta testing program on Thursday, making the third beta of iOS 8.3 the first iPhone and iPad software version to be seeded to both developers and the public for testing. iOS 8.3 includes several new features, such as support for wireless CarPlay connectivity, a new emoji picker, support for Google two-step verification, and Apple Pay support for the China UnionPay network.



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23 months ago
Holy **** I thought it was just me!
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23 months ago
Thank.you.so.much.Apple
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23 months ago
I'm happy at this. Happens to me all the time currently.
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23 months ago
Lol

LOL.at.the.headline!!!
Well done, MR! :D
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23 months ago

Holy **** I thought it was just me!

Actually, I also thought it was just you :O
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23 months ago
YES! YES! YES!
I thought I was the only one! Drives me nuts.
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23 months ago
Nice! Funny that the article refers to this happening (only) on the 6 Plus -- it happens to me constantly on my 4-in. screen...
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23 months ago
Now for complaints about the Go button being too small.
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23 months ago
This is why you don't let a hardware guru loose in the software department.
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23 months ago
I wish apple would allow an option for regular keyboard in landscape on the iPhone 6 plus.
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