In addition to improvements to the stock keyboard, Apple will open the door to the Swypes and SwiftKeys of the world.
The third-party keyboard app now offers 21 languages, emojis based on what you're typing, and new iPad keyboard themes.
Most third-party iOS keyboards are, well, keyboards. This one lets you scribble instead. But is that really preferable?
With iOS 8, you can use a different keyboard than the default. Check out these third-party alternatives with CNET's Sarah Mitroff.
The keyboard in iOS 8 got a much-needed upgrade -- and being able to add third-party keyboards means a ton of new options for iPhone users.
It's a little limited and a little buggy, but when it comes to fast and easy typing, nothing beats swiping.
Other third-party keyboards can suffer from this update.
For the first time ever, users will be able to install custom keyboards on iOS.
Now that you can swap out the default keyboard on your iPhone and iPad, check out these awesome alternatives.
Mac OS X 10.5.2 Special Report: Misc. third-party application, device problems (Bluetooth, etc.)