How a single character could make your Apple device crash

How a single character could make your Apple device crash

Apple has new software bug to deal with on iPhone, watchOS and macOS which can cause the device to crash and block access to the Messages app on the device, according to reports. When the user receives his or her friend's message, they may be able to have access to the Messages app once again and delete the thread that contains the Indian character.

The seemingly endless string of iOS bugs is a sickness that just won't go away. On the Mac front, as you can see above, entering the character within apps will completely crash them and require you to restart them.

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. So, you can expect a resolution when Apple rolls out the iOS 11.3 to the public.

A new bug in Apple devices has been discovered. The Verge reports that Telegram and Skype are unaffected.

Indeed, attempts to reload Messages after the rogue character had been received saw it get stuck trying - and failing - to bring that message in.

However, Intel's latest XMM 7560 modem - the model that's expected to power this year's new iPhones - is going to be manufactured using Intel's own 14-nanometer chip manufacturing technology. As soon as the message is received, Apple's operating system crashes and you have no way of resurrecting your messaging apps.

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.

TechCrunch has been in touch with Apple the potential timeline for a software fix and will update this story accordingly.

The pre-release of iOS 11.3 is available now, but the official version will be ready sometime in the spring.

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