Apple makes cheeky change that fans have wanted on their iPhone for years

IPHONE owners are overjoyed that Apple has finally fixed a problem that has been vexing users for years.

The tech giant released its huge new iOS 17 update on Monday.

“About the time of ducking”


“About the time of ducking”Photo credit: Getty

Besides all the usual visual changes, there are also some background upgrades that make a difference.

What Apple fans are particularly excited about is the explicit language processing.

Users have long joked that common swear words are being replaced with “duck” and “shot.”

However, this nuisance no longer exists as Apple has made a significant change to the iPhone keyboard to help it learn your favorite expletives.

“The keyboard adds explicit language that you use
“We create a personal vocabulary list and learn that usage for each individual app,” the company said.

“The explicit language learned is used for autocorrect, QuickPath, etc.
Suggestions and predictive text.

“Finally ducking,” one user wrote on Reddit.

“About time to duck,” another added.

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“They had to duck the holy shot,” commented a third.

Earlier this year, Apple’s software chief Craig Federighi said: “In those moments when you just want to type a ducking word, the keyboard will learn it too.”

Other changes introduced to iOS include brand new contact posters, which display full images of your friends and family with every call.

Users can also transcribe voicemail messages so they no longer have to listen to them.

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Alley Einstein

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