Apple to fix Telugu script bug that is causing iPhones to crash
Apple is working on a fix for the iOS 11, the macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 versions.
Apple said on Thursday that a bug in some versions of its operating systems is causing its devices to crash when a single character in Telugu is sent to the device or typed in text editor.
The company was working on a fix for the iOS 11, the macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 versions that the bug affects, an Apple spokesperson said.
The company said older versions were not affected by the bug and added that Apple had already fixed the issue in the current beta versions of the operating systems. Devices running on iOS 11 are affected and crash when any application receives the character, tech news website The Verge reported.
Apps become unresponsive, including Apple's iMessage and third-party applications like WhatsApp, Gmail and Facebook messenger, the news report said.
However, some apps like Telegram and Skype seem to be unaffected, the report said, adding that an Italian blog Mobile World spotted the bug.
According to reports the bug fix will be rolled out before iOS 11.3 roll-out which is slated to be released next month. The much-awaited update brings a number of new features including the ability to disable performance throttle on older iPhones.
Among new features of iOS 11.3 include new animojis, a new business chat, improved Apple Music and Apple News. READ: Top features of iOS 11.3
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