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What are the changes that iOS 17 will bring?

What are the changes that iOS 17 will bring?

About duck time! Apple's autocorrect feature is getting a big upgrade in iOS 17 — and it means your iPhone will be able to learn your favorite swear words There's nothing like an irritating autocorrect to undermine the impact of a strongly worded message. But the days of the discreet iPhone exchanging swear words in text messages may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an update introduced in the iOS 17 upgrade.

The update will keep Apple's autocorrect feature from correcting one of the English language's favorite expressions in 'seems'. "In those moments when you just want to type a weird word, the keyboard will learn that too," said Craig Federighi, Apple's chief software officer, at last night's Worldwide Developers Conference.

What are the changes that iOS 17 will bring?

The iPhone's keyboard autocorrect feature has always had its quirks, with its replaced words prone to changing the meaning of a given sentence. Such errors generally produce text along the lines of 'damn autocorrect!' Thankfully, in iOS 17, the feature is getting a 'comprehensive update'. In a post to its newsroom, Apple explained:

"Autocorrect gets a comprehensive update with a transformer language model, a state-of-the-art machine learning language model for word prediction — improving the experience and accuracy for users every time they type. It also gets a refreshed design to better support typing, and sentence-level autocorrects can fix more types of grammatical errors."

In iOS 17, users will get predictive text recommendations inline as they type. This means that adding whole words or completing sentences will be as easy as pressing the spacebar, making text entry faster than ever. While the software update won't be released until September, news of the AutoCorrect changes is being welcomed by iPhone users, including one who called it 'awesome looking'.

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