Microsoft announced that its SwiftKey keyboard from the App Store will disappear on October 5, so iOS users will have to find alternatives.
This was confirmed by Chris Wolfs, Director of SwiftKey Product Management.
“As of October 5, support for SwiftKey on iOS will be discontinued and the keyboard will be removed from the Apple App Store. Microsoft will continue to support SwiftKey on Android, as well as the underlying technology behind the Windows touch keyboard. For those users who have SwiftKey installed on iOS, it will continue to work until it is manually removed or the user buys a new device,” he said.
Reason for removing the Swiftkey Keyboard is unknown
The reason for this decision is still unknown, as versions for other systems are still available. This is probably due to Apple’s policy of violating Microsoft’s rules. Third-party keyboards on iOS and iPadOS cannot add the same functionality available on Android. For example, accessing and synchronizing the clipboard between different devices linked to the same account. This may be the reason why support will end soon.