Swype, the popular Android typing application owned by Nuance, may be making its way to the iPhone in some form. In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, Swype vice president Aaron Sheedy said that his company has “chatted with” Apple about bringing Swype to iOS, although no deal is imminent at this point. 9to5Mac notes that Swype owner Nuance is already licensing out its voice recognition technology to Apple to use for its Siri personal assistant software, so the two companies do have a good relationship. At the very least, 9to5Mac says, the talks with Nuance over Swype mean that Apple is likely “looking to make some big improvements to its built-in iOS keyboard,” which could involve adopting Swype or licensing some of the technologies it uses.
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