Apple to fix embarrassing iOS 11 bug this week, report claims

Last weekend it emerged some iOS users are struggling with an issue so rudimentary, it made a mockery of Apple’s cutting edge mobile technology.

Many folks running iOS 11.1 remain unable to type the letter ‘I’ as a word, without it autocorrecting to an ‘A’, an exclamation point or a unicode symbol of a question mark in a box.

Apple provided a workaround and promised a fix was on the way and it appears that fix will be here sooner rather than later.

A Wall Street Journal report (via Ars) says an iOS software update will arrive sometime this week.

The WSJ also claimed the bug has been found in devices running iOS 11.0.3.

What’s causing it?

It’s not yet clear what’s causing the embarrassing flaw to occur, with many folks speculating its due to emoji rendering or autocorrect problems.

If your device is being troubled by the problem, there’s a finicky workaround to get your ‘I’ working again.

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The company advises users to head to “Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement” and tap the + icon.

For Phrase, users are told to type an upper-case “I”, and for shortcut they type a lower-case “i.”

Users can also disable predictive text completely, in order to halt the autocorrection.

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