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How a single character could make your Apple device crash

How a single character could make your Apple device crash

The company is working on a fix for the iOS 11, the macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11

Credit: Apple

Apple has revealed that a bug in some versions of its operating systems is causing its devices to crash when a single character in Telugu, an Indian language, is sent to the device or typed in text editor.

The company is 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.

(Reporting by Shariq Khan and Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta and Arun Koyyur)


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