Play­ing against type

Mac Format - - WWDC 2014 -

Ap­ple adding the abil­ity to use third-party key­boards is likely to be big news for the plat­form. Sure, it’s good news for those of us who al­ready use iOS, even if we chose never to use any­thing but Ap­ple’s key­board. But since we of­ten hear Swype, SwiftKey and the like held up as good rea­sons not to switch from An­droid to iOS – and since Ap­ple put em­pha­sis on the An­droid switcher ear­lier in the pre­sen­ta­tion – it’s likely this will swell the ranks of iOS users. As with Ex­ten­si­bil­ity (and ear­lier moves such as back­ground app re­fresh­ing), Ap­ple is giv­ing people the flex­i­bil­ity that An­droid users crave, but in a way that keeps the sys­tem more se­cure.

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