Earlier this week, Apple previewed its forthcoming iOS 17 for the iPhone, and among the features we’re most excited for is the new autocorrect update which will stop changing one of our most commonly-used expletives to “duck.”
The improved autocorrect functionality includes an AI-powered model for word prediction that will greatly improve autocorrection on the iPhone. Over time, the AI model will learn to predict words and phrases that the iPhone user repeats, including swear words. “In those moments where you just want to type a ducking word, well, the keyboard will learn it, too,” explained Apple’s software chief Craig Federighi, at the tech company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in Cupertino, California.
The iOS 17 is expected to be available as a public beta in July, with the general release to come out later this year. The new feature could have certainly come sooner, considering that this has been an ongoing issue users have been complaining about for years (last Ramadan I accidentally texted one of my friends “may God accept all your farts” thanks to Apple’s autocorrect), but it is an end of an era that we certainly look forward to. We ducking won!