Now the latest version of Apple’s iPhone software, iOS 8, adds a
layer of smarts on top of autocorrect called QuickType, predictive
typing of a sort previously found on Android. Not only does it
suggest spelling, it also suggests words you might want to type
next. If you keep following its train of robotic thought,
QuickType will form entire sentences on your behalf.
The result is so goofy that it is brilliant. For the last week, we
— your WSJ personal technology columnists — have been conducting
serious tests of the new iPhones and iOS 8, while also holding
nonsensical auto-generated conversations with each other.