• The Hub

    News, Notes, Talk

    Apple will finally stop ducking up all your expletive-laced text messages.

    Jessie Gaynor

    June 8, 2023, 12:33pm

    Today in word news: Apple will finally stop autocorrecting swears! As many people have pointed out to me via the comment section of this website and also emails sent through my personal website (thanks, guys), I swear a lot, so this is great news for me. Although it’s easy enough to translate those errant ducks in text messages, Apple’s prudishness has been a low-level irritant for far too long. But now, thanks to machine learning, we’ll be able to curse to our hearts’ content!

    “In those moments where you just want to type a ducking word, well, the keyboard will learn it, too,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering. Thus giving a gift to headline writers everywhere.

    The fix will appear in Apple’s iOS 17 software, so this time, make sure you don’t ignore the update for months and months until your phone stops working!

    [h/t NPR]

  • Become a Lit Hub Supporting Member: Because Books Matter

    For the past decade, Literary Hub has brought you the best of the book world for free—no paywall. But our future relies on you. In return for a donation, you’ll get an ad-free reading experience, exclusive editors’ picks, book giveaways, and our coveted Joan Didion Lit Hub tote bag. Most importantly, you’ll keep independent book coverage alive and thriving on the internet.

    %d bloggers like this: