Apple patents new autocorrect review system

Apple’s iOS keyboard is a notorious weak spot in the company’s mobile platform, and the Cupertino company’s refusal to let users swap in their favorite third-party alternatives means there’s no other options unless you’re willing to jailbreak your iPhone or ditch it altogether. That may change however, based on a new Apple patent which promises to reign in autocorrect accidents.

Apple has patented a system that could greatly reduce the volume of material available for blogs like ‘Damn You Autocorrect,’ should it ever make its way to shipping software. AppleInsider spotted the filing with the USPTO today, which describes a way in which autocorrect changes are highlighted to a user once they press the send button, when they’re given a chance to review any changes made by autocorrect before actually moving the message along to its intended recipient.

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