Apple Answers some of the "20 Unanswered Questions"

PC World's Yardena Arar and Eric Dahl interviewed Apple VP Greg Joswiak, posing some of the same questions formulated by Mike Elgan of ComputerWorld.

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The touchscreen technology worked, but not as perfectly as it did in the demo, at least in my brief experiment with the prototype. In particular, I had real problems with the software keyboard: My thumb-typing was consistently hitting keys adjacent to the ones I targeted. The iPhone has auto-correcting text entry technology that's supposed to figure out what word you were trying to enter, but there's a limit to its second-guessing skills after you've entered three or four incorrect characters in a row. Joswiak kept telling me to stop trying to backtrack and correct the typos ("Have faith," he said repeatedly), but it just wasn't working for me.

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