‘Duck You’: Apple’s iPhone to ditch autocorrecting curse words

Nearly every iPhone user with autocorrect turned on knows that a particular four-letter curse word gets replaced by a rhyming word that describes Daffy the Looney Tune duck character.

However, Apple announced that it won’t happen for much longer. According to multiple reports, the company’s upcoming iOS 17 iPhone software will stop autocorrecting curse words, Apple announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this week.

The upgraded system will feature an upgraded autocorrect powered by an AI model that can more accurately predict the following words and phrases people might use, according to TechCrunch. That means one specific word that the iPhone autocorrects to duck, should no longer be the case. Over time, the model is expected to learn the phone user’s most frequently-used words – including swear words.

The update will also focus on making autocorrect better and fixing grammatical errors and predicting words or phrases.

The new software is expected to be released this fall. Other features include real-time voicemail transcriptions, the ability to leave messages and reactions on FaceTime, and letting friends and family know when you arrive safely with Check-In that will automatically notify them when you arrive at your destination.

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