Apple Include Hidden Keys in iPad's Split Keyboard
*Photo courtesy of Finer Things*
Apple added the ability for users to split the iPadís keyboard into two halves iOS5, helping those without Shaq-hands type effectively in landscape mode.
Apple even went a step further in making extended text entry on the iPad 2 bearable with iOS 5, they added six hidden buttons on the split keyboard. Yes, there are in fact hidden keys for the letters Y,H,B,T,G,V. The keys arenít labeled, but if the keys will in fact respond to touches where they should be before the keyboard is split.
The invisible keys allow users to type the aforementioned keys without switching hands potentially making typing more effective and preventing unwanted touches especially to those used to typing Y,H, and B with their let hand as well those who are used to typing T,G,and V with their right.
The hidden keys are an example of the subtle design elements Apple rarely highlights, but use to round out the iOS user experience. Or this was an unintentionally cool accident that Apple decided to keep in iOS 5. Either way, it's useful.
Source: Finer Things