It has been months since iOS 5 came out and we have all had plenty of time to dive into its many features. One of my favorite features is the ability to split the keyboard so that I can easily type with my thumbs. Apple has slipped in a few hidden features into this keyboard that everyone should know.
The most hidden feature (literally) are the ghost keys when the keyboard is split. As shown in the picture above these are the locations of the hidden keys. When you press in the blank area it will type the ghost letter. This will work in both landscape and portrait orientations. This might come in handy for those who are use to hitting these middle keys with a different finger then how Apple chose to layout the keyboard. This adds the ability for me to type my name on one side of the keyboard without having to use my other thumb.
Another tip is when the keyboard is not separated you can easily separate the keyboard by placing two fingers anywhere on the keyboard and swiping your fingers in a outward direction. You can bring the keyboard back together by pinching your fingers together. You can also click and hold on the keyboard icon to either dock, split, or merge. Have you used the split keyboard much or do you think the keys are too small?