Howdy folks! I'm new here, and I realize it might be presumptutous to start a thread like this one as my first, but I wanted to both establish a place to continue related, ongoing updates as well as give a general heads up.
Using external keyboards with iPhone has sortof become "my thing" over the past two years or so, but I've actively done so since support was first introduced. Having played a bit with the first two Developer Betas of iOS 16, I felt more comepelled to speak up regarding its potential impact for iPhone Keyboarders than I have for any other numbered release in memory.
Here's what I've documented initially:
- First, a single positive! It appears the Mission Control (Function-3) key will trigger the App Switching view, going forward.
- Unforunately, it appears that searching in the Files app will be exclusively relegated to the search view (triggered by Command + F.) As in, jumping to a file/directory alphabetically from the initial landing view by typing a few characters will no longer function.
- Spotlight is going to be a bit clunkier because of its new view (with the search bar pinned to the bottom of the screen.)
- Alterations to the context (two-finger-tap-summoned) menu have led to some generally unexpected cursor behavior in some apps when typing text.
If it's appropriate, I'd like to continue updating this thread (at a reasonably limited pace, of course,) as I find new developments. Of course, all feedback as to how I could make this thread/documentation elsewhere as helpful as possible as well as any additions are more than welcome.
Thanks for your time!