Why Can’t My iPhone Produce the Letter “i”?!
Here's your answer AND your fix:
If you're anything like me and the rest of the non-iPhone X owners, your phone's most recent apple update has caught a bug. It's called the "i autocorrect bug" and it's the most annoying thing in the world.
THE ISSUE: According to The Telegraph, The bug with iOS 11.1 has affected millions of apple users after the release of iPhone X on Friday. The bug causes the letter "i" to be replaced by an invisible character, called "Variation Selector 16 [VS-16]." The code is usually used to merge two characters together into an emoji, but in this instance the iPhone does not appear to render an emoji, and instead shows a capital A and ⍰ or ! ⍰.
THE FIX: Don't worry, iPhone users have taken to Twitter to help each other out with a quick fix--considering @AppleSupport hasn't done much about the issue just yet.
Deep breaths...we will retrieve our "i"ndependence!