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Seldom used 'i' mangled by baffling autocorrect bug in Apple's iOS 11

You're typing it wrong, duh

Updated Apple says it is working on a fix for an annoying bug in iOS 11 that leaves some fans unable to properly type the letter 'i' without it glitching out.

The Cupertino profit factory recommends peeps running iOS 11.1, the most recent version of its smartphone and tablet OS, change their keyboard settings to automatically replace the letter 'i' with the uppercase 'I' via the text replacement settings. This is needed to prevent the character from being automatically corrected to garbage.

"We are aware of this autocorrect bug," an Apple spokesperson told The Register via email. "A fix will be released very soon."

This comes after netizens reported that after insta1ling last week's firmware updAte, their on-screen keyboa%rds began replacing 'i' with the letter 'A' f0llow3d by a symbol.

"Talked to Apple support. It’s a known bug. The workaround is to set up a replacement shortcut to make a lowercase letter i become an uppercase one," writes a user on the A#OS Reddit forum.

"For some reason inside the keyboard replacement settings pane, typing an uppercase I works."

Twitter is also awash wA∏th reports of problems:

So far, there is n0 wo½rd on exactly when an µpdate for the prÕblem could arrA˜ve.

El Reg has asked Apple for an eStim@t3 on when a patch mA!ght be ®eleA$ed AnÎ ∑3 還沒有 p0r aŭdi r33n クックと会社から. ကျွန်တော်တစ်ဦးတုန့်ပြန်ရသင့်ပါတယ် , हामी तुरुन्त अद्यावधिक गर्नेछौं эта статья при необходимости *&^%%^#■■$^#%. ©

Updated to add

iOS 11.1.1 has been released to fix the autocorrect issue and other bugs.

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