Apple’ Autocorrect Considered Harmful

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5 min readJul 30, 2022

Apple needs to get it together; it’s ducking embarrassing at this point.


Is Apple’s AutoCorrect THAHT bad?

Yes it is! Apple’s spell-check is thaht bad, sorry, I meant, that bad. Wait, why didn’t iOS correct “thaht”?

It’s ironic that the company that popularized typing on glass screens has got so far behind Microsoft and Google in terms of ease of use and user-friendliness of typing. Apple was also late in the “swipe” keyboards game and it shows. The Cupertino megacorp spends $millions in finding out what its fanboys want in order to extract ever-increasing profits from them, but at the same time it ignores one of the major complaints about its products: the autocorrect feature.

A quick googling reveals that I’m not alone in this. “apple autocorrect bad” returns 1,890,000 results, ranging from Apple’s own forums to reddit [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] and a plethora of other websites, including!

The message is clear: Apple’s autocorrect has been consistently getting worse over the years, and people are not happy about it.

It’s not in Apple’s best interests either, because most users end up installing third-party keyboards from Apple’s rivals. Google’s GBoard, for example, provides an amazing experience when it comes to “getting your words right” (esp. on Android), and Microsoft’s Swiftkey has been gaining popularity as well. Autocorrect depends on ML algorithms, and as Google and MS keep garnering more data from users, Apple is going to have a difficult time catching up with them.

Miss a couple keys in “What do you want for lunch today” and you get this bullshirt. Photo