Your Apple iPhone will stop autocorrecting your 'ducking' swear words this fall

Users will see autocorrected words temporarily underlined so they can see what has been changed and go back to the original word with 'just a tap'. — Reuters

Your neighbours have really made you angry.

You fire off a text to a friend using some salty language and the friend responds with a laughing emoji.

You didn’t mean to tell her that your neighbours are making you “ducking” mad. There are no mallards in your yard.

Coming this fall is an Apple iPhone update, iOS17 that will allow you to swear without autocorrect changing your message.

Craig Federighi, Apple senior vice president of software engineering, said on June 5, during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, “In those moments where you just want to type a ducking word, well, the keyboard will learn it, too.”

Apple said the update is “a transformer language model, a state-of-the-art on-device machine learning language model for word prediction — improving the experience and accuracy for users every time they type.

It also receives a refreshed design to better support typing, and sentence-level autocorrections can fix more types of grammatical mistakes. Users will now receive predictive text recommendations inline as they type, so adding entire words or completing sentences is as easy as tapping the space bar, making text entry faster than ever. Dictation leverages a new speech recognition model to make it even more accurate.”

Users will see autocorrected words temporarily underlined so they can see what has been changed and go back to the original word with “just a tap.”

The release also includes other new features that make iPhone “more personal and intuitive.”

Those include:

- Personalised Contact Posters

- Live voicemail (see the message as it is being left to decide if you want to answer)

- The addition of audio and video messages to FaceTime along with Reactions such as hearts and fireworks

- New emoji stickers, including live stickers

- Check-in on Messages that allows the user to initiate a check-in to automatically notify someone that they have arrived at their destination

- Easier AirDrop and NameDrop sharing

- StandBy mode while charging and designed to be viewed from a distance

- A new Journal app

- Apple said the free software update will be available this fall for iPhone X and later.

Also announced at the WWCD were the new 15-inch MacBook Air and the Vision Pro goggles. – News Service

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