For years now, Android users have been enjoying swipe typing on their phones, yet for the native iPhone keyboard this one convenient features was strangely missing.
You could download third-party keyboards on the iPhone that supported the feature, but most of them were just... not quite as good as the native keyboard, so swipe typing was widely perceived to be kind of missing on iPhones.
And now, with iOS 13, swipe typing is coming to the native keyboard app. Finally!
Apple calls the features QuickPath Typing and says that it has used on-device machine learning to make this possible:
"Simply swipe from one letter to the next without lifting your finger to enter a word. On‑device machine learning recognizes the path you draw and converts it for you, making one‑handed typing a breeze."
This is great news, especially considering that iPhones as early as the iPhone 6s
will get iOS 13, which brings the new feature.