Swype keyboard launching on iOS 8 today for 99 cents

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Apple will release iOS 8 for download later today, and you won’t be waiting long for the first third-party keyboards to hit the App Store. In fact, there won’t be any waiting at all. Swype will be available for 99 cents starting Wednesday, kicking off a competition between developers and Apple’s own, new QuickType keyboard to decide who’s come up with the best method for inputting text on your iPhone or iPad. Of course, with Swype and competitor SwiftKey — also launching alongside iOS 8 today for an even lower free — you no longer have to tap individual letters. Both keyboards have become hugely popular on Android thanks to their gesture-based input, which lets users put a finger down on one letter and keep sliding or tracing to others…

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