Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Apple sued over QuickPath keyboard that was previewed with the Apple Watch Series 7

Another day, another lawsuit. As noted by AppleInsider, FlickType developer Kosta Eleftheriou is suing Apple over the QuickPath keyboard announced with the Apple Watch Series 7

Here’s Apple’s description of QuickPath: “The user interface is optimized to take advantage of the shape and size of the new display. Apple Watch Series 7 offers two additional larger font sizes, and a new QWERTY keyboard that can be tapped or swiped with QuickPath — allowing users to slide a finger to type — and utilizes on-device machine learning to anticipate the next word based on the context, making text entry easier and faster. 

Eleftheriou recently discontinued the iOS version of his app, citing issues with the App Store. After Apple unveiled an on-screen keyboard for the Apple Watch that is similar to FlickType, he tweeted: “So now we know. See you in court, Apple.”

However, Apple told AppleInsider that it denies Eleftheriou’s claims. The tech giant says there are multiple Apple Watch keyboard apps available on the App Store. Apple adds that FlickType itself was highlighted in a Top Apps of 2020 promotion on the store.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.