Unimplemented one-handed keyboard found in Xcode iOS debugging tool
Developer Steve Troughton-Smith discovered the code in the simulator, which is used to test iOS apps before they are loaded on actual hardware. The one-handed keyboard seems to be originally intended to be eabled by a left or right swipe from the edge of the keyboard to pull the keys to one side or another.
Today's fun hack (been there since at least iOS 8); the iOS keyboard has an unused left/right one-handed mode. Activated by edge-swipe pic.twitter.com/zIk7x7CVmu
The keys clumped on one side would allow for easier one-handed data entry, particularly of use for Apple's larger iPhones. Troughton-Smith has also provided a video to demonstrate the invocation of the keyboard.
Video or it didn't happen: (very hard to engage in the Simulator with a mouse cursor) pic.twitter.com/vw2wpCgiLJ
While the code fragments exist in Xcode, Apple has never implemented it. Troughton-Smith has provided code for enterprising coders in a jailbroken environment to implement the feature, at least partially.