IOS 11.3.1 rolls out with iPhone display fix

IOS 11.3.1 rolls out with iPhone display fix

Not everyone goes to Apple to get their screen replaced, whether its because of price or their location or some other reason, and this update suggests that Apple wasn't deliberately hampering the touch input for iPhone owners that got their display replaced at somewhere other than Apple.

iOS 11.3.1 is now available to download.

Apple has released iOS 11.3.1 that doesn't bring any fresh features but addresses an issue that was making the touch functionality of some iPhone 8 devices unresponsive if they use an aftermarket display panel.

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It seems that iOS 11.3 is more of an issue than Apple has publicly acknowledged, however, as it also introduced ambient light sensor failures for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X users running with genuine Apple components.

There's no indication on whether the unexpected "bricking" was a result of an oversight or bug on Apple's part, or if the company is simply responding to the negative publicity surrounding the initial iOS 11.3 update.

Apple iPhone or iPad users can now manually check for the update and also download and install it on their compatible devices. Apple, of course, fails to mention that Apple certified fix centres and replacement parts are not always easy to find. Following a brief investigation, it was found that only those units of the iPhone 8 were affected that underwent a third-party display fix.

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Some iPhone 8 and iPhone X users encountered an error with the last patch, when third-party displays were rendered useless.

Interestingly, Apple's patch notes specify that the release "improves the security" of iOS devices. See support.apple.com for more information. The update also fixes a spoofing issue that could allow maliciously crafted text messages to process UI spoofing.

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