We picked up on a report earlier today about a new bug in iOS 11.2 that’s making iPhones crash and even disabling access to apps like iMessages and WhatsApp. Bugs have been causing a lot of headaches recently for iOS device users and the latest one just makes matters worse. The good thing is that Apple has promised to release a fix for the latest iPhone crash bug before iOS 11.3, which means that it should be out soon.

The bug is exploited by sending a Telugu (Indian language) character to devices which immediately crash when they try to load it. It does the same to third-party apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Gmail as well.

It’s not just limited to iOS devices. Reports suggest that the bug can also be exploited on Safari and Messages on macOS as well as the Apple Watch. Clearly, this warrants an early fix and that’s precisely what Apple is going to do.

iOS 11.3 is the next major update for the mobile platform but Apple has confirmed to The Verge that it’s going to release an incremental iOS 11 update in the near future to fix this issue before iOS 11.3 is released this spring.

It merits mentioning here that iOS 11.3 already has a fix for the problem since all available betas of iOS 11.3 are protected against this. Nevertheless, Apple isn’t going to make its users wait until then and will be releasing a fix for the latest iPhone crash bug soon.

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