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How Apple Should Fix iOS 7.1’s Horrible Shift-Key


Current iOS 7.1 keyboard - is the Shift key on or off?

Among Jony Ive’s many changes brought to iOS 7 was the tinkering of the keyboard’s Shift key which has inexplicably gotten worse over time.

Streaks of successfully guessing whether the shift key is on or not should be award with showers of iTunes credits, but as designer Geoff Teehan points out, Apple could fix its keyboard woes with one simple change.

Check it out:



Teehan’s proposed fix is actually borrowed from Android, which deals with the shift key problem by simply changing the case of the characters when you tap the button. A double press to activate Caps lock highlighted with a different key color would make it a great fit with iOS 7, and ease a lot of texters frustrations.

Google might not like Apple aping the idea after their thermonuclear war, so maybe a variation of this is more likely, but sadly, at this point a fixed shift key is one of our biggest wishes for iOS 8.


Source: Geoff Teehan


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