WWDC14: New Keyboard Features Include Third-Party Keyboards

Apple made two significant announcements related to the iOS keyboard today. One is predictive capability, called QuickType. Depending on context, iOS is now smart enough to predict words as you type. 

In addition, iOS will now work with third-party keyboards. This has been one of the most-requested features for iOS. Such keyboards are popular on Android and can vastly speed up text entry.


Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.