The Ohio State University and Apple recently entered into a new agreement, but that hasn’t stopped them from poking a little fun their way during a recent OSU football game.
As a quick backgrounder, some folks noticed that typing in the letter “I” may confuse Apple’s machine learning algorithm and yield an autocorrect suggestion of “A[?].”
Apple offered a convoluted workaround solution, but the autocorrect problem still ignited plenty of entertaining comments on Twitter (it fixed this issue with the release of iOS 11.1.1).
Ohio State trolling Apple 😂
(@darrenrovell, @BleacherReport) pic.twitter.com/u7A563gi1i
— Brian Havrilla (@brianhavrilla) November 11, 2017
Ohio State took this as an opportunity to pull a lighthearted prank. In the midst of a chant where each quadrant of the stadium yells out one of the letters of “Ohio”, those in the students section held up signs that formed “A[?]” instead of an “I”.
.@OhioStateFB having a little fun trolling today at the @Apple glitch ⭕️🙌🏼🙏⭕️ or is it A? Either way great win Buckeyes! #ohiostate #apple pic.twitter.com/p0uIxmVy6r
— Ohfoodtruckfind (@OHfoodtruckfind) November 11, 2017
They often use giant cards to show an image or message during the game, though not usually to taunt anyone other than their rivals. We’ve embedded just a few of the images and videos that were shared across social media.
How do you like Ohio’s subtle dig at Apple’s autocorrect problem?
Let us know in the comments!