Apple to Release Software Update to Solve iOS 11 Issue When Typing the Letter ‘i’

Benjamin Mayo, writing for 9to5Mac:

Some iPhone and iPad users are facing a weird bug after updating to iOS 11.1. When trying to type the lowercase letter ‘i’, autocorrect replaces the word with the letter ‘A’ and a question mark symbol.

Apple has documented steps for a workaround fix until a real bug-fix software update is released …

Such a weird bug — and embarrassing for Apple because it makes the device look so dumb. What I’ve heard is that this is a machine learning problem — that, more or less, for some reason the machine learning algorithm for autocorrect was learning something it never should have learned.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017