Apple today at WWDC 2019 announced that iPhones and iPads are getting a native swipe-based keyboard named QuickPath.
The new QuickPath keyboard enables allows you to swipe your finger from one letter to the next to type without removing your finger from the keyboard to enter a word, allowing for easier one-handed typing. Apple's website confirms that the keyboard is available in both iOS 13 and iPadOS.
"Simply swipe from one letter to the next without lifting your finger to enter a word," says Apple. "On‑device machine learning recognizes the path you draw and converts it for you, making one‑handed typing a breeze."
At launch, QuickPath supports English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Italian, and Portuguese keyboards.
Swipe-based keyboards have been available on the iPhone and iPad since iOS 8 added support for third-party keyboards from the App Store, such as SwiftKey, but this is the first native solution to come from Apple.
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[doublepost=1559592424][/doublepost] That “trackpad” by holding the space bar just allows you to scroll through text, but it doesn’t let you select text like 3D Touch does. Long press won’t work for text selection and having to use two fingers to select text would be terrible on the phone. I don’t see how they will replicate that functionality if they take out 3D Touch. If they had a solution for that, they would have demoed it today... That’s a huge loss to those of us that use 3D Touch heavily on the keyboard...