Apple will set up an autocorrect feature to “mute” the iPhone

Key points
  • Apple has announced a long-awaited tweak that will prevent AutoCorrect from replacing the usual expletive with “avoid”.
  • The announcement was made at Apple’s APPL.O event for developers.
  • The company also unveiled a new augmented reality headset that will retail for $3,499 ($5,287).
One of the most noteworthy developments at Apple’s developer event on Monday was probably the iPhone maker’s announcement of an update to its AutoCorrect feature, making it much easier to swear.
“For those moments when you just want to type an evasive word, the keyboard will learn it too,” said Craig Federighi, head of software at Apple.
The iPhone Keyboard AutoCorrect feature regularly picks up misspelled words from users when texting and replaces what it thinks is the logical option.
The “evasion” substitution has been a longstanding source of annoyance and humor among users.

iPhone users have always had the option to turn off the autocorrect feature on their phones, allowing users to be as obscene as they want.

In addition to customizing text messages, the company had many plans, including the introduction of the new Vision Pro augmented reality headset.
The Vision Pro will start at $3,499 ($5,287), more than three times the cost of the most expensive headset in the Meta mixed and virtual reality device lineup.

The company introduced a number of other products and features, including the 15-inch MacBook Air, the powerful M2 Ultra chip, and iOS software enhancements.

Apple shares hit an all-time high on Monday, sending the company’s market valuation down to $3 trillion, also set to be a record.

Its 280 percent growth over the past five years demonstrates the strength of the iPhone’s market share.