Published: Tue, February 20, 2018
Tech | By Tabitha Holland

Crashed with a Character: The Apple Text Bomb

Crashed with a Character: The Apple Text Bomb

After debuting its first major update, iOS 11.1, the iPhone would strangely autocorrect the letter "I" with "A [?]". It seems that iOS, watchOS and even macOS devices have trouble rendering this character and it causes the respective apps to crash.

Then, when you go to reboot your device, this bug will lock-up the Messages app as well. Apart from that, the Apple Watch, TV and macOS devices are getting the watchOS 4.2.3, tvOS 11.2.6, and macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 updates respectively.

In Apple's notes, the company explains: "iOS 11.2.6 includes bug fixes for your iPhone or iPad".

However, they sometimes are of no use for users, as Apple has introduced such updates, which have reduced the performance of the older iPhones.

Currently, iOS 11.3 is the only operating system immune from the Telugu character bug, and is only available to a few users for testing, before mass release. Skype and Telegram, however, did not appear to be affected, The Verge added. The tech giant said its next version of iOS, due later this year, would provide users with more control and visibility regarding battery health.

In addition, iOS 11.3 brings the newest version of Apple's augmented reality kit, ARKit 1.5 In addition to horizontal surfaces, ARKit will now be able to recognize and place objects on verticals surfaces, like walls and doors.

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