apple-autocorrectApple is certainly a company that does not shy from patents – in fact, they absolutely love to collect them (as though it is a hobby to the casual observer). The USPTO (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) did reveal that Apple did file a patent application for a “transient panel enabling message correction capabilities prior to data submission” a couple of years ago. What does this mean for the end user? Assuming this particular patent comes into full swing and is incorporated into their future devices, then one will be able to see additional functionality introduced to the autocorrect feature that is currently in action on iOS-powered devices. In a nutshell, this patent will hopefully provide you with another opportunity to correct any mistakes in your text message before sending via a preview screen.

It sounds like a no-brainer at all, but do bear in mind that there are moments when all of us experience brain fart, so to be given another chance to go through a particular text message carefully might prove to be golden. Of course, in an effort to avoid impeding the flow of communication, this enhanced autocorrect feature will show off the edited preview of the text for a limited time, where you can then pick from the following options – “Fix Errors”, “Ignore”/”Reject”, or “Accept”.

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