Unicode bug in iOS 11.1 with the "I" character? : ios

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Apple has yet to release an official update addressing the keyboard bug in iOS 11, but it does recommend a hack you can use in the meantime.

Apple told BuzzFeed News, "We are aware of this autocorrect bug".

Though this is an exciting new release, problems regarding installation issues, battery drain, and Bluetooth connectivity have already been reported, making some consumers evaluate whether the update is worthwhile. Users can access the Keyboard settings and add a text replacement. Beside Phrase, type "I", and beside Shortcut, type "i".

This bug doesn't seem to be limited to just the above text-replacing string, though, as I've encountered it in the Messages app on a MacBook Pro running the macOS 10.13.2 Beta. Of course, the correct correction should be an uppercase "I". For those who are, Apple has provided a temporary workaround until a software patch can be issued.

The bug replaces the letter "i" with an invisible character called Variation Selector 16, which is a code typically used to merge two characters together into an emoji, according to The Telegraph.

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It's not clear how many people are affected and Apple has not issued a fix, although support teams on Twitter are directing people to a set of instructions on its website.

"I have a $1150 [$A1495] telephone that can't read the letter "i", he wrote on Twitter, clearly seeing the amusing side of things. For Grammarly Premium users, the keyboard will also improve word choice and suggest style improvements so the need for "Sent from my iPhone" can become a relic of the past.

While unusual bugs and weird software problems are nothing new for recent software launches, it is a bit ironic for Apple to have this problem considering the ubiquity of the lowercase "i" in its products.

Apple has not respond to a CNN request for comment. For anyone purchasing an $1,000 iPhone X in the next few weeks: You might not be able to type or calculate things, but at least you can open it with your face.

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