About time they add the improved keyboard; or the battery saver; features available since my old Samsung Note 2 and now Edge. I'm guessing the next IOS version will have Samsung's ultra power savings mode.
I know the wife will love the battery saver option as she has a tendency to kill the battery on her iPhone in less than a day; she does use it constantly though.
It may be faster than the previous way of doing things, but it sounds far less intuitive. Want to find some text on a web page? press the search button. Because obviously that's where people will look first for that function.