At the moment, the Apple keyboard is perfectly fine except when you are in a bad mood and try to message the f-word. It swaps it out for something more conservative. It’s ducking time this changes. With the arrival of iOS 17 later this year, the autocorrect feature will receive a major update.
The all-new machine learning language model for word prediction will allow you to complete sentences; new words will be suggested in predictive text by simply tapping the space bar. As for grammar, it will also improve. The feature we are looking forward to is when the keyboard learns to distinguish ‘duck’ from ‘f***’.
“In those moments where you just want to type a ducking word, well, the keyboard will learn it, too,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s software chief, at the Worldwide Developers Conference.
iOS 17 will rely on a new language model for better accuracy. There’s now in-line predictive typing and sentence-level autocorrections to correct grammatical mistakes.
The new software update will not be released until September but the news about the autocorrect changes is being welcomed by iPhone users.
The other big change that’s coming in is how we wake up Siri. It will no longer need the word ‘hey’. You will only need to say ‘Siri’ to activate the virtual assistant.