One of my first negative reactions to the iPhone during the keynote is that now matter how well done, the on-screen keyboard couldn’t possibly be as good as a keyboard using physical buttons. David Pogue got to spend an hour with one of the prototypes, and concurs:
The iPhone is not, however, a BlackBerry killer. The absence of a
physical keyboard makes it versatile, but also makes typing
Fortunately, you don’t have to be especially precise. Even if you
hit the wrong “keys” accidentally, the super-smart software
considers adjacent keys — and corrects your typos automatically.
If what you actually managed to type is “wrclme,” the software
proposes “welcome.” You tap the Space bar to accept the fix. It