The iPhone keyboard is a goddamn embarrassment. Usability is supposed to be Apple’s forte, and they give us this? It doesn’t show the right case of letters, guys. This is a day’s worth of work, at most, to put in, and yet when you’re typing your complex password, there is no at-a-glance sense of whether you’re in uppercase or lowercase mode.
That doesn’t start to get into capabilities like multi-option auto-complete (or, hell, even just “intuitive interface autocomplete”), next-word guessing, or swype-style input, all of which combine to make any text input on a modern-generation Android device miles ahead of the increasingly dated iOS.
There’s supposed to be a big UI revamp of iOS this spring. Hopefully, this will be addressed and perhaps Apple will even push the technology ahead. But all the fluid animations and well-placed buttons in the world don’t make up for the input shortfall the iOS currently suffers from.