iPhone typing speed: Gyford pits Jesus against the world

In fitting with the illegible theme, my title should find a nice spot in this somewhat bewildering find. Phillip Gyford’s eclectic website is always a rush of the this and that which populates freelancer’s lives. Well he churned out a self-run communication speed test where 6 technologies are tested one against the other in a trial of speed where . The devices are: the pen, the computer, the Apple Newton, the Palm Vx, the Palm Treo 650, and an iPhone’s soft keyboard. The result is an interesting mix of ‘of course!’ and ‘really?’ as idealistic overdogs didn’t do as well as might have been thought.

See for yourself:

  • Pen: 5 min 33 sec
  • Laptop: 3 min 14 sec
  • Apple Newton: 9 min 17 sec
  • Palm Vx: 12 min 16 sec
  • Palm Treo 650: 6 min 18 sec
  • iPhone: 4 min 56 sec

Obviously the test cannot be 100% objective, not applicable to 100% of the population. But it stands as another interesting proof of concept that the iPhone can actually be quite fast for data entry.

Full article is at Gyford.com