Apple’s Update Will Stop Autocorrecting F-Word on iPhone and of Course, People Are Meme-ing | “About Ducking Time”
Every iPhone user might have faced a common problem—dealing with the autocorrect settings on their phone. Even though the function of autocorrect is to keep us from making typing mistakes, the software backfires at times by creating unnecessary typos. Ultimately, we are left to apologize due to errors made by the tech. But those troublesome days are almost over as Apple is all set to fix their autocorrect issue.
According to PEOPLE, Apple made an announcement on Monday (June 5, 2023) citing a common texting issue faced by iPhone users where people’s most commonly used curse word is automatically replaced by “ducking” or “duck”. The brand new update which is set to arrive later this year on the new iOS 17 iPhone software will reportedly correct the frustrating problem. “In those moments where you just want to type a ducking word, well, the keyboard will learn it, too,” the tech giant’s senior vice president for software engineering, Craig Federighi said at the Worldwide Developers Conference, per The Washington Post.
Federighi also mentioned that the latest update is all set to contribute majorly to the “intelligence” of the iPhone keyboard by turning it “more accurate” than ever. “When it comes to speeding up your typing, predictive text already helps you quickly finish adding or changing a word,” Federighi added. “And now you’ll get predictions in line as you type.” A bunch of other updates are also set to arrive and make the experience of Apple users even more seamless which include the ability to leave messages on FaceTime and it will also be compatible with Apple TVs. A new 15-inch MacBook Air, the world’s thinnest laptop and a controversial $3,499 virtual reality headset called Vision Pro were also announced.
Ducks can finally quack a sigh of relief— Anthony (@cuernogroup) June 7, 2023
About ducking time— Kath On Reception (@KathOnReception) June 6, 2023
Netizens had a lot to say about these new updates and announcements from Apple and they took to Twitter to share their views. @KathOnReception wrote jokingly: "About ducking time" while some others dropped loads of duck and F-word puns to react to the iPhone software update. A few netizens even raised a legit question asking, "Why can't people just switch off the autocorrects on their phones?" Well, among the slew of launches and announcements, Apple has been under fire for a string of different reasons. According to News18, Apple CEO Tim Cook has admitted to using the OpenAI chatbot ChatGPT to see its application and it has left netizens frowning.
Well I’ll be ducked.— David C Thomas (@DCT_music) June 6, 2023
What the duck do we do now?— 💙Alasdair Craik 🏴 🇪🇺 (@AlasdairCraik) June 6, 2023
Why the duck don't people just turn off clucking autocorrect?— John Henderson (@westrowhendo) June 6, 2023
To be replaced by "forking hell" pic.twitter.com/ljQ4ocRJSx— Susana Boatto (@suboatto) June 7, 2023
“Oh of course I use it. Yeah, I’m excited about it. I think there’s some unique applications for it and you can bet that it’s something that we’re looking at closely,” Cook was quoted saying in an interview with Good Morning America, per the outlet. On one hand, tech giants like Samsung and Apple have prohibited their employees from using ChatGPT so it has been startling for many to hear the Apple CEO himself confess using it. Well, in between all the updates and changes that Apple brings forward, we are glad they got rid of the setting which kept people from using their favorite swear word whenever they please.