Apple admits there is an emoji bug in the iPhone keyboard

iPhone Keyboard
Source: HT Tech

Apple has recently acknowledged the existence of a bug in the iPhone keyboard that prompts the Palestinian flag emoji when users search for the “Jerusalem” keyword. This bug has been the subject of controversy due to its sensitive nature of the conflict in the Middle East.

The Bug’s Impact and Users’ Reactions

The bug was initially reported on social media on April 10, with the tweet having been viewed 2.407 million times as of the time report. Users have expressed their frustration over the bug, with some calling it the “ugliest glitch” on iOS and the “most frustrating thing” they have encountered.

Apple’s Response and Promise to Fix the Bug

Apple has admitted that the bug exists and emphasized that it was not intentional. The tech giant has promised to fix the bug in subsequent updates, ensuring that the iPhone keyboard functions as intended[.

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Previous Emoji Keyboard Issues on iOS

This is not the first time that the iPhone keyboard has experienced issues related to emojis. Previously, users have reported glitches such as the keyboard jumping to the beginning of the emojis before they can select anything, predictive emoji not working, and the keyboard auto-switching to Emoji. There have been similar reports on various iPhone models and iOS versions. This indicates that the iPhone keyboard has had its fair share of problems.

The Emoji Keyboard on Messenger

Another issue related to the Emoji keyboard is the crashing of the iPhone after pressing the emoji button on the Messenger keyboard. Reports from users reveal that on the iPhone 14 Pro with iOS 16.6, users are unable to scroll through the emojis due to the window immediately closing. Thankfully, Apple is working on a fix for the bug.

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The recent bug in the iPhone keyboard is a reminder that even the most advanced technology can experience issues. Apple’s admission of the bug and promise to fix it in subsequent updates is a positive step towards ensuring that the iPhone keyboard functions as intended. It is also a reminder for users to report any issues they encounter, as this can help tech companies identify and address bugs and glitches in their products.

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