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Apple began rolling out iOS 11.2.6 that was solely launched to cope with the Telugu bug, which crashes iPhones and iPads. The Indian character bug additionally renders Messages, Fb Messenger, and WhatsApp unusable.
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The most recent mobile OS from Apple is now rolling out, and the accompanying launch notes said that iOS 11.2.6 mainly incorporates emergency fixes for the Telugu character bug.
The glitch that was detected final week appeared pretty easy however highly effective sufficient to crash an iPhone or iPad. Affected units that acquired messages with the Indian character skilled sequence of crashes that rendered apps akin to Messages, Fb Messenger, and WhatsApp unusable. Additionally, the bug brought on issues of the identical nature on watchOS, tvOS, and macOS platforms, prompting Apple to speed up the deployment of the fixes throughout the board.
Within the case of iOS, the unique plan was for the discharge of version 11.3, however 11.2.6 needed to be despatched out first, particularly to make the Telugu bug go away.
"This replace ... fixes a problem the place utilizing sure character sequences might trigger apps to crash," Apple said on its replace notes, including the identical patch will resolve a associated downside additionally blamed on the Indian character bug.
When put in, iOS 11.2.6, which weighs round 42 MB, will likewise right a problem, "the place some third-party apps might fail to connect with external equipment," the corporate defined.
Characteristic Upgrades Not Included
It was clear that the patch was rushed out to cease the Telugu bug on its tracks, and in so doing, Apple needed to bypass the inclusion of different enhancements. In consequence, the newest iOS version is just not packing something in extra save for the answer to Telugu. No feature upgrades and safety updates had been included.
It is also value noting that Apple has needed to deal with crashing points on the iPhone 3 times in a row. In January, a message loaded with a malicious hyperlink brought on some iPhones to hold, and Apple responded by stuffing iOS 11.2.5 with a corrective measure. Earlier than that, a number of instances of the iPhone struggling crashes had been reported in December 2017 that the corporate was compelled to bump up iOS 11.2 in haste.
New Replace Technique For iOS 12
With iOS 11 apparently stricken by quite a few stability points, a cautious rethink of Apple's replace deployment strategy appears to be so as. Within the face of criticisms that the corporate is compromising high quality management as a way to ship spectacular feature upgrades, Apple is prone to take on a distinct strategy for the discharge of iOS 12.
If true, the change of strategy may very well be in full play as Apple transitions to focus on iOS 12, which is anticipated to be launched on the 2018 WWDC in June.
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