iOS 11.2 Update Fixes 'I.T' Autocorrect Bug

iOS 11.2, which was released at midnight on Saturday, appears to fix an autocorrect bug that caused the word "it" to be autocorrected to "I.T" on earlier versions of iOS 11.

Not all users were affected, but those who were saw their keyboards offering up "I.T" as a predictive text suggestion and an automatic autocorrection when typing "it." Some people also saw the word "is" autocorrect to "I.S."

Image: Sean James via Twitter

The I.T. autocorrect problem has been around since iOS 11 first launched in September, but not every iPhone user experienced the issue. It appeared to be more limited in scope than a similar autocorrect bug that caused the letter "i" to autocorrect to "A[?]."

The "A[?]" bug was fixed in an iOS 11.1.1 update that was released to the public on November 9.

Reports on Twitter and reddit indicate that the iOS 11.2 update successfully fixes the I.T. autocorrect bug, so affected users should install it immediately.

iOS 11.2 also fixes several other bugs, including a major date-related bug causing crashing starting at 12:15 a.m. on December 2, and it introduces faster 7.5W wireless charging and Apple Pay Cash.


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11 months ago
Waits to see what other autocorrect issue erupts.
Rating: 10 Votes
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11 months ago
Wow. iOS 11 has been one hot ass mess! Apple can’t catch a break with it. It’s been soooo many updates to fix bug after bug that randomly keeps appearing.

I’m glad they’re actively fixing the bugs, though.
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11 months ago
I think what will be more interesting is what 11.2 breaks
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11 months ago
Midnight wtf
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11 months ago
The most advanced operating system in the world?
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11 months ago

Waits to see what other autocorrect issue erupts.

If it’s a machine learning issue, then patching each problem as it surfaces is essentially playing whack a mole.
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11 months ago

It's hard to say if at least some of these were really avoidable.

While I give Apple props for invariably being punctual and expeditious with critical patches, lately the level of flaws of different severity necessitating timely redress seems to have risen to a level hard to ignore.

Were some unavoidable? Perhaps, considering the level of complexity of today's software, but others seem to have been plain oversights, something we're not used to from Apple, a company with a heretofore sterling reputation for meticulous engineering and execution of well thought-out design in both hardware and custom-tailored software.

Continued software hiccups of the avoidable kind will eventually erode that excellent reputation.
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11 months ago
Now they just need to fix the “ducking” bug.
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11 months ago

Midnight wtf

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11 months ago
This is just stupid and terrible quality control. Come on Apple, get your **** together. With all the betas I'm surprised this got into production and even then took two minor revisions to get fixed.
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