Dictionary, New Spell Checking Comes to iPad

The recently released iPad Guided Tour videos reveal that Apple has indeed included a full English dictionary in the iPad as well as new spell checking options, neither of which are available on the iPhone or iPod Touch. Added to the copy and paste menu is a new “replace” menu, which offers a number of similar words you could use. Keep in mind this doesn’t work like a Thesaurus, the words offered are similar in spelling, not meaning. Some apps, such as iBooks and Pages, also offer a “dictionary” menu item which pops up the definition of the selected word in a pop-up next to the word. The guide videos frequently mention the use of the “built-in dictionary,” which seems to indicate that this will be available in all native apps, not just the new iWork applications.

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