The iPhone’s lack of the copy-paste feature is no secret, and a lot of people have complained about it. Too bad Apple doesn’t look like it will address the issue any time soon.
However, the technology to put the copy-paste feature on the iPhone isn’t exactly out of Apple’s reach. They’ve already developed the exact same thing for another touchscreen device they made… 15 years ago.
If you recall, Apple made a touchscreen PDA called the Newton MessagePad, and it flopped. That device did have one very important feature that the iPhone lacked, though: copy-paste.
Here’s a video showing how Apple should implement copy-paste on the iPhone based on how they did it with the Newton MessagePad.
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