Apple to allow third-party keyboards onto iOS?
Developers are eagerly anticipating Monday, when Apple will debut the next iteration of iOS to the world. According to All Things D, many believe that Apple will open iOS in unprecidented ways, including allowing third-party keyboards like SwiftKey to come to Apple devices.
Customization of system features such as the keyboard has long been a hallmark of Android, with iOS developers who wanted to make custom keyboards limited to bolting on special toolbars over the iOS keyboard. But comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook last week at the D11 conference indicated that third-party access to iOS would increase in the future. Other developers have speculated that Apple could give developers more access to the lock screen, more Passbook features, or the push notification system for features like notification syncing.
We'll find out exactly what Apple has in store for developers with iOS 7 at next week at WWDC.
Source: All Things D, via: Android Central
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As for the nexus 7 I like mines, thought not a fan of the on screen buttons and feel that the tegra 3 chip is rather weak.battery for me is great but as always with android tablets, the apps just are not there like they are with the iPad..my brother has the iPad and when I use its a huge jump in app experience. my only issue with the iPad is that holding it for long period time gets annoying due to the weight but rumours suggest that will not be an issue with the next versions.for me personally I think the 7-8" size is perfect..thankfully I just use my tablet for browsing,gaming and video therefore I can enjoy the nexus 7 but for those expecting more need to look elsewhere.
However, I have always hated the small keyboard of the iPhone, and love the way Swiftkey and Swype work.
My iphone 5 is an amazing phone , and if we are able to change
The keyboard ,it would make it super amazing. Don't be close
Minded to say that you are not gonna change your
Keyboard without trying something else.I have used
Swiftkey in the past , and I can tell you , it is the best
Phone keyboard in the market.