New bug can crash iPhones running latest operating system

In smartphones this year the cut will be less than the iPhone X

As first noted by Italian blog Mobile World, the bug occurs when a particular character from the Indian language (Telugu) is sent to a user.

Some apps such as Skype and Telegram have been reported to be unaffected by the latest bug.

The only way to stop the device from crashing is to get someone else to message you and then delete the conversation which contains the symbol.

That, of course, could prove to be a problem. The Verge tried it on the public beta version of iOS 11.3 and found that the character doesn't cause any problem on that version.

Given how quickly Apple releases software updates, it's likely that the company will push out some sort of update that fixes the bug soon.

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This alters the way the person speaks (the rhythm and tone, for example), causing their speech to sound like a foreign accent. She misses the way she used to say her kids' names. "It was in May 2015 and I will never forget it", she said.

iOS, watchOS, and macOS are all afflicted by it, save for the latest beta version of iOS. Last month, users discovered that when a single link would be sent over Messages to users, it would crash Apple's handset. For some reason, several of Apple's devices can't display the character and become stuck while they continue attempting to load it.

A recent community bug report over at OpenRadar confirmed as much: "Trying to insert [the symbol] in any system text renderer like TextField, Label, TextView [makes devices] always [.] crash".

Both ChaiOS and a bug discovered in February 2018 involving an Indian language character are similar to another called Effective Power. "Your apps can deliver more intelligent, unified, and immersive experiences with Core ML, ARKit, new camera APIs, new SiriKit domains, Apple Music integration, drag and drop for iPad and more", Apple told developers in an email obtained by 9To5Mac.

During their development work on an worldwide news feed, software engineers at Aloha Browser discovered two unicode symbols in a non-English language that can crash any Apple device that uses Apple's default San Francisco font.

It hasn't been a good year for Apple's software quality assurance department.

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