Apple to finally address Autocorrect issues on iPhone. 'It's ducking time' - Hindustan Times
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Apple to finally address Autocorrect issues on iPhone. 'It's ducking time'

Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar
Jun 06, 2023 03:22 PM IST

"In those moments where you just want to type a ducking word, well, the keyboard will learn it, too," said Craig Federighi, Apple's software chief.

One of the most notable happenings at Apple's event for developers on Monday is likely the iPhone maker's tweak that will keep its autocorrect feature from annoyingly correcting one of the most common expletives to "ducking." (Here is our comprehensive coverage of Apple WWDC 2023)

Apple has unveiled major updates to iOS 17.(Apple)
Apple has unveiled major updates to iOS 17.(Apple)

"In those moments where you just want to type a ducking word, well, the keyboard will learn it, too," said Craig Federighi, Apple's software chief.

The iPhone keyboard autocorrect feature

The iPhone keyboard autocorrect feature has always had its quirks, sometimes taking a misspelled word while texting and substituting what it deems a logical option that ends up changing the meaning of a particular phrase or sentence. (ALSO READ- WWDC 2023: Apple unveils health features for iOS 17, iPadOS 17 and watchOS 10. What are these?)

Such occurrences generally produce follow-up texts along the lines of "damn autocorrect!" But the "ducking" substitution is a long-standing source of mirth or frustration, depending on how many times one has had to rewrite their own texts or scream at one's own device (the iPhone cannot correct one's verbal epithets).

Apart from the texting tweak, the company had a lot on its agenda - an expensive new mixed-reality headset, details on a revamping of its desktop and a laptop revamp. (Click here for live coverage from day 1 of Apple WWDC 2023)

Apple market shares surge

Apple shares hit an all-time record Monday, putting the company's market valuation just shy of $3 trillion, which would also be a record. Its gains of 280% over the past five years clearly demonstrates the power of the iPhone's market share.

Of course, iPhone users have always had the option to turn off the autocorrect feature on their phones, which would allow its foul-mouthed users to be as profane as they want.

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