Apple's New iPhone Has a Frustrating Bug That's Driving People Crazy

If you type the letter “i” and it autocorrects to an “A” with a symbol - Apple Support

Apple and iPhone users have said that when they type the letter "i", the software changes it to a question emoji.

The service is now available on iOS 11.2 beta 2 for U.S. customers, who will see an Apple Pay button in the apps section of Messages.

It's not a ideal fix, but it should do fine till Apple rolls out a permanent solution.

Not surprisingly, the bug is frustrating many Apple users. The workaround involves using the autocorrect Text Replacement feature in iOS. Apple suggested a temporary fix, but iPhone and iPad owners would rather receive a flawless iOS 11.

This bug is persistent throughout several different apps but, oddly, not everyone using iOS 11.1 is affected. If you turn off Apple Pay Cash for any one device, you can still use Apple Pay Cash on other devices where you're signed in with your Apple ID.

"I have a $1,150 [£877] telephone that can't read the letter "i", wrote Mike Murphy, a technology reporter for news website Quartz, on Twitter.




The technical glitch comes at a bad time for Apple.

Some iPhone users may have recently noticed their smartphone has a mind of its own - auto-correcting the letter "i" while typing.

Most of the features should make it into the final iOS 11.2 release though Apple could hold some back for additional testing if needed.

The reason behind the bug is unclear, and while a significant portion of iOS 11.1 users are experiencing the problem, not everyone is seeing it.

The BBC has contacted Apple for comment.

The weekend-long fuss brought by the weird bug is not news for Apple manufacturers as a similar problem was witnessed in last year's iPhone 7.

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