Recently, there has been a glitch on Apple phones where if you type the letter “I”, it turns into “A [?]”. Many people were very angry about this, and took to Twitter to complain.
Others thought that Apple made the glitch in order to further their own agenda and make it obvious that people used the word “I” too much and talked about themselves too often.
It took about a week before Apple fixed the glitch. They fixed it by releasing another update (iOS11.1.1) that fixes the bug. Apple previously recommended that users should just use Text Replacement in General settings, but users weren’t very happy with that. With all of the money that people put into Apple products, consumers do not like when there are glitches. The week that the “I” letter stopped being able to be typed, was referred to in a NYmag.com article as, “The Week Apple Broke the Alphabet”. iOS 11.1 had many changes and innovations. Some of these are:
- Changing the control center from three panels to one
- “Type to Siri” function
- Screen recording
- The keyboard can be positioned differently if user is typing with one hand
- The notification center has the same background as your lock screen
Apple regularly issues updates that change the aesthetic of the iPhone interfaces These updates can come with new emojis, upgraded Apple Music, and other changes. Apple is supposed to be the top technology company in the world, so I’m not sure why it took them so long to fix a glitch that affected almost every user. Maybe next time they will work faster and regain consumer trust. Continue reading