Apple has announced that it will tweak its autocorrect feature, which replaces a common expletive with “duck” or “ducking”.
“In those moments where you just want to type a ducking word, well, the keyboard will learn it, too,” said Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering at Apple said on Monday.
The autocorrect feature on the iPhone keyboard famously often changes words it deems as misspelt to logical replacements, as a result changing the meaning of the message.
Changing the common expletive to “ducking” has long been a source of great annoyance for users, despite Apple giving them the choice to disable the autocorrect function on their devices.
At its annual conference on Monday, Apple announced that iOS 17 – the latest version of operating system – will feature an upgraded autocorrect.
The latest version of the feature will use AI to accurately predict the next words and phrases you might use, eventually learning your preferred swear words.
Alongside the AI-autocorrect model, Apple CEO Tim Cook also announced the arrival of the company’s take on virtual reality goggles at the developers’ conference on Monday.
The Vision Pro will be available soon, alongside a new 15-inch MacBook Air, MacOS Sonoma and WatchOS 10.
“This marks the beginning of a journey that will bring a new dimension to powerful personal technology,” Cook said.