Apple released iOS 11.2.6 which includes a bug fix for a Telugu character that crashes an iPhone and blocks access to apps like Messages, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
Apple’s web browser Safari and the built-in Messages app on macOS, and the Apple Watch are also victims of the bug.
Earlier this week, Apple in a statement to The Verge has said that it’s planning to release an iOS 11 update soon that will address the crashes before the iOS 11.3 release.
Apple has been witnessing a bad phase from December 2017 and it looks like 2018 is also not going well. In last week of December 2017 and just two days after Apple admitted that it intentionally slowdowns older generation of iPhones, two groups sued the company. Both the suits claimed that Apple does this to urge users to purchase a newer iPhone model.
The Atlas Consumer Law group, in Chicago federal court, claimed that Apple's failure to inform consumers these updates would wreak havoc on the phone's performance is being deemed purposeful, and if proven, constitutes the unlawful and decisive withholding of material information.
According to Quartz, the California suit is similar, though it focuses on wanting Apple to have asked consumers for consent to slow their iPhones as well as giving them the ability to opt out of such a slowdown.
And after almost a week of bad PR, the Apple apologised stating that the company Apple would never do anything to shorten the life of any product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades.
‘Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love, and making iPhones last as long as possible is an important part of that’, Apple said in a statement.