Why Letterboxed iPhone 5 Drive Me Nuts

For those who haven’t upgraded to the iPhone 5, allow me to illustrate why apps on the iPhone 5 that haven’t been updated are frustrating.

Here is the normal iPhone 5 keyboard as featured in TweetBots:
Normal iPhone 5 Keyboard

Now here is the letterboxed iPhone 5 keyboard as featured in Google Voice:
Letterboxed iPhone 5 Keyboard

Lastly here’s a composite image showing both screens on top of each other. You can see the different positioning pretty clearly.
iPhone 5 Keyboard Letterbox Overlap

See the difference in positioning of that keyboard? That’s the cause of many typo’s and muscle memory confusion. Can’t unlearn the old way, can’t learn the new way. Generally speaking new device, new feel, you pick things up pretty quickly.

I don’t mean to pick on Google here, they aren’t the only ones who have yet to update, it’s just the first one that came to mind.

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