Did you know you can long press on the zero key to access the degree symbol on iOS? Why would you? Who has the time to long press on 97 keys just to figure out how to access a the ‰ key on iOS? 1
Somehow we've become stuck in the old model of keys anchored to a fixed point on a keyboard. Long pressing on a virtual key and switching keyboard layouts has lost its novelty for me. I want to search for symbols and emoji with fuzzy logic. Typing a search phrase would certainly take less time than long pressing on a dozen keys.
I love how someone decided per mille is important enough to warrant a key but per ten thousand (％) is not. ↩