Apple's New iPhone Patent Could Prevent Autocorrect Fails

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 9:12 am
By: News 9

Autocorrect usually works pretty well when you're hammering out a quick text, but it can also lead to some pretty humiliating errors. Apple says it has a new idea that can keep you from sending that misleading text.

Many of us have fallen victim to autocorrect fails. But Apple's new iPhone patent may fix those.

The tech company has applied for a new patent, that would alert anyone in the conversation when a word has been corrected. The rumor is the addition of an "Accept Changes" button. This would allow you to approve the changed word before it sends.

Another idea, Siri would point out the altered word and then offer a few suggestions to pick from.

Now there is no hard proof that Apple actually plans make these changes This patent just suggests this is an issue the company is looking into. If it does happen, Apple will likely announce details in June at a tech conference.