Apple informs app developers to embrace the iPhone X's Notch

Apple informs app developers to embrace the iPhone X's Notch

The tech giant is urgently working to fix a bug which brings the device to its knees when a single character in Telugu, an Indian language, is sent to the device or typed in its text editor. Apple has responded just recently that it is now working on a fix for the bug for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11, confirming that the bug will cripple not just Apple smartphones, but nearly all of the company's other products as well.

This particular bug is fixed in the beta version of iOS 11.3, which is already publicly available, though the final release of the iOS isn't slated to happen until the spring. Not just Gmail or Facebook Messenger, the bug crashes even the iMessage. Moreover, upon restarting the devices, the users will be unable to open the Messages app, as it will try to load the character but refuse to function properly.

The symbol which is causing the glitch is from the Telugu language, a Dravidian language spoken in India.

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Apple will address these issues soon with an updated version of iOS 11.2. The bug is triggered by sending a message containing an Indian language (Telugu) character to an iOS device.

The ChaiOS hack, revealed in January 2018, causes devices to crash and can delete all your messages, affects any device running iOS and Mac OS. Telegram and Skype appear to be unaffected.

The bug is relatively new and was discovered three days ago. According to the publication, affected users can apparently regain access to their iMessages if someone sends another message that can delete the threat containing the Telugu character.

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The severity of opening the text with the bug in it is such that once you open it, the app which you used will keep crashing, no matter how many times you try to open it.

Apple wouldn't issue such an edict if the X was on the chopping block.

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