Those are my hands shown in the screencap above.
OK … not they’re not really, but that is exactly the size my fingers now feel when I try to type on my iPhone 4.
They feel huge and clumsy and they hit wrong letters all the time and damn they are clumsy.
Before I ever used an iPad my iPhone typing used to be pretty good. I was never going to break any Mavis Beacon test records, but I was plenty quick enough to get by. Heck, I’m not a great typist even on my MacBook Pro – even after years of banging away at desktop keyboards I still only touch type in small, infrequent bursts. So my iPhone typing speed compared well to my desktop pace.
Until the iPad came along and I got used to its lovely big virtual keyboard keys that is. I can go at a slamming pace if I’ve got the iPad in a comfortable landscape position at a good angle. I’m very fast at that, very close to as quick as I am on my Mac’s keyboard. Good stuff, kicking ass and taking names on iPad typing. But … at the cost of now being a complete clod at iPhone typing. I’m now comically slow on the iPhone – hunting, pecking, mis-pecking as often as not, bludgeoning across keys I didn’t mean to hit. Downright embarrassing for someone whose been a heavy mobile device user for many years now.
How about you guys and gals? Those of you who own both devices, how’s your typing on each? Has your iPhone typing suffered at all since you got your iPad?
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