Cupertino, CA — Current Apple, Inc. CEO Tim Cook made a surprising announcement late this week, apologizing for installing the spelling “auto-correct” functions on its popular line of smartphones and tablets. According to the press release, Mr. Cook said “it was a joke” and promised to work with its customers to remove the embarrassing function from its devices.
“We here at Apple take innovation and ease-of-use seriously, and have for over 40 years,” said CEO Tim Cook in an official company press release. “However, in the early days of iOS [Apple’s operating system for smartphones and tablets] development, one of our engineers added auto-correct functionality as a joke to mess with one of the program managers. It so happens that when Steve Jobs saw the prototype, the auto-correct functionality was accidentally still installed, and he loved it. So it stayed. So I’m here to announce today that we will be making huge changes to this, and apologize profusely to everyone in our Apple family for any mischief this has caused over the years.”
Over the years, auto-correct functionality has led to funny and even sometimes dire incidents where the intention of the user is replaced by ironic, silly and sometimes serious words.
It is unclear at the time of this writing what Apple, Inc. plans to do to replace smartphone technology that millions of its customers have come to rely on.