hyperreal tactile iPad keyboard

The soft keyboards on iPhone and iPad are surprisingly good.  On the iPad I am finding my 3 finger typing almost as fast as on a physical keyboard … although a little more error prone as I keep mis-hitting the space bar and getting ‘n’ or ‘b’ instead (as inmthis shortbphrasemi am typing now), which the poor spell corrector can’t manage at all.

Of course if ou are a touch typist things may be different.

I was especially struck by the image of the keyboard on the iPad, which on the ‘F’ and ‘J’ keys has an image of the tiny tactile bar that allows easy finger positioning by touch alone.  However, this is of course a flat screen and I am feeling I am in some sort of surreal world.

F key on iPad showing 'tactile' image