Surprise, Microsoft has decided to bring its SwiftKey keyboard back to iOS. The group had announced to abandon it in October and now the situation is changing today.
SwiftKey is back on iPhone and iPad
The abandonment of SwiftKey on iOS in October was quite confusing knowing that Microsoft hadn’t really gone into the details. Here’s what the company said:
Starting October 5, support for SwiftKey on iOS will end and the keyboard will be removed from the Apple App Store. Microsoft will continue to support SwiftKey on Android as well as the underlying technology that powers Windows Touch Keyboard. For customers who have installed SwiftKey on iOS, it will continue to work until manually uninstalled or the user gets a new device. Please visit support.swiftkey.com for more information.
Today, the SwiftKey keyboard is back on iOS with availability on the App Store. Why this return? Microsoft makes it clear that there was a request from the public, which made them change their minds. Despite everything, the group did not take the opportunity to update it, we remain with the version dating from April 2021. It is not specified if there will be updates in the future or if the keyboard will remain as it exists today without any evolution/improvement.
For his part, Vishnu Nath, Vice President and General Manager of OneNote and Office Products Group at Microsoft, encouraged users to “stay tuned to what the team has in store”. For his part, Pedram Rezaei, technical director of the Maps and local services division of Microsoft, said that the company was going “invest heavily in the keyboard”without going into details.
Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard is BACK on iOS! 🎉🎊🍾🥳
Stay tuned to what the team has in store for it!
Link ➡️ https://t.co/X6eIq0VJgP pic.twitter.com/23OA67UynZ
— Vishnu.one (@VishnuNath) November 18, 2022