Apple Rushes iOS 11.2 Release As New iPhone Crashing Bug Emerges

Posted on December 2, 2017 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware, Mobile, iOS with 37 Comments

Apple isn’t having too much of a good week. A major security flaw hit MacOS just a few days ago, and now there’s a new bug on the iPhone which causes devices to crash due to an iOS 11 bug. The bug can cause your iPhone to crash because of local recurring notifications which are being used by some apps in the App Store.

Cupertino has rushed to fix the issue on iOS 11 earlier this morning with the public release of iOS 11.2. The company only released the iOS 11.2 beta 6 on Friday, which means it was rolled out to the public only a few hours later. In addition to the fix for the crashing issue, iOS 11.2 brings a major new feature for iMessage users: Apple Pay Cash.

With Apple Pay Cash, iMessage users in the United States can send money to their friends or request money from others via Apple Pay. The feature is available as an iMessage app, but you can also use Siri to send and request money.

iOS 11.2 also brings some features specific to the iPhone X and the iPhone 8. For both the iPhone X and the iPhone 8, Apple now allows for 7.5W wireless charging, which will allow you to speed up the wireless charging speeds of your iPhone, as long as your wireless charger is also capable of supplying the required power.

And for the iPhone X, Apple is adding three new live wallpapers and an indicator for the Control Center on the lock screen to help new users who could find it difficult to discover the new Control Center gesture on the iPhone X. The indicator doesn’t go away once you open the Control Center for the first time, so it might be a bit distracting for existing iPhone X users.

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Comments (37)

37 responses to “Apple Rushes iOS 11.2 Release As New iPhone Crashing Bug Emerges”

  1. jimchamplin

    Greeeeeat. I’ve reset my phone twice overnight now because of this.

  2. James Wilson

    So Apple seem to be doing what they do. They are releasing the products, identifying the bugs and releasing timely fixes. What other phone manufactuer does that now? Basically, if you want the apps and you want security - buy Apple. If you want cheap prices, little support but kick a$$ hardware, buy an Android variant.

    • skane2600

      In reply to James_Wilson:

      So Samsung had a battery problem on one of their phones and recalled them. Other than that what smartphone bugs were more serious than we see now with Apple?

      Quality means releasing a product that is as bug-free as possible, not just a willingness to quickly fix bugs that should have been caught before release. I'm reminded of US car companies who tried to compete with Japanese cars by giving longer warranties. It didn't work because customers wanted reliable cars, not just free repairs of lower quality vehicles.

      Anyway, I agree that this won't sink apple because their fan base is too loyal.

      • Winner

        In reply to skane2600:

        So Samsung had a battery problem on one of their phones and recalled them. Other than that what smartphone bugs were more serious than we see now with Apple?

        Agreed. Google for example has been widely criticized for the Pixel 2 XL. It has had crackly sounds, blue shift, and missing OS in a few cases.

        But Apple has had iPhone X fail to work under 0 C temperature, green line in screen, and face unlock (critical for security) is unlocked by family members. They also have a calculator on iOS that doesn't do math correctly. That seems far more critical to me.

        • Jeffsters

          In reply to Winner:

          The first few days of using the new FaceID the phone is using ML to better understand your different facial expressions,, lighting, etc., and obviously, in some cases, it can err on the wrong side of that balance of legitimate fast access and security. That can be tweaked but I'm not sure it's an issue worth solving. The same family member would have better luck touching your finger to the iPhone 8 while you slept. That would work 100% of the time! I haven't bought into it yet more because I just don't want to unlearn 10 years of muscle memory tapping the home button. As for the calculator was a UI cosmetic issue, had been there for years, and with the faster processor of the new phones, became and issue that has been fixed.

  3. dcdevito

    I can't stress enough how more stable Android is these days.

  4. Jeffsters

    Rushed? 11.2 has been in beta for 6 weeks! Nice Try! #FakeNews

  5. nbplopes

    It seams to me Apple quality is cracking with their success. They always had eventual problems but lately it has been an avalanche for their standards.

    Added to this I’ve had to take my Apple Watch Series 3 under warranty and wait for two weeks to be swapped (no Apple Store here in Portugal). Also mt right side AirPod is outputting less sound that the left. Going to take them to get fixed or Swapped.


  6. Jeffsters

    In reply to dontbe_evil:

    Meh! I could write the same list for Microsoft Phone what would that prove?

    Wait minute, Oh snap!

  7. NT6.1

    Apple is doing a huge mistake. Their iPhone is getting behind and so iOS with all these bugs. They should cater the Mac community because once there's a shift in technology and iPhone starts declining, the Mac is the only thing that can save them.

  8. skane2600

    "Fail Fast, Fail Early". The disease of software development in the 21st century.

  9. dave.erwin

    Rushing 11.2 out. Wonder what charms are waiting for us in this release... Neither of our phones was affected so debating whether to pull the trigger.

  10. scottib62

    But aPple products just work??? I don't understand how can this be????????

  11. Bart

    "......and an indicator for the Control Center on the lock screen to help new users who could find it difficult to discover the new Control Center gesture on the iPhone X."

    It is like left or right swiping on Windows 8 ;)

    • jmeiii75

      In reply to Bart:

      My thoughts exactly.

    • SvenJ

      In reply to Bart: Not sure I would have noticed that little bar under the icons. I think I would have wondered, how long has that been there?' when I did. It certainly doesn't scream, hey there's a control panel under here. Not goin g to make 'discovery' easier, but you only have to be shown once, while you are paying attention, to get the new gestures. Didn't take long for me or my wife to get used to the X. The other iOS devices seem somehow wrong now.

  12. Locust Infested Orchard Inc.

    Quote by Mehedi Hassan: "Apple Rushes iOS 11.2 Release As New iPhone Crashing Bug Emerges"

    With the imminent arrival of Windows Core OS on ARM, 6"+ debutante devices shall once-and-for-all ensure that the ten years of successive growth of the iPhone shall come crashing. The bug that initiates this crashing cascade can however not be simply patched or fixed, for the archnemesis of Orchard Inc will have taken its last bite of its logo, resulting in its eventual decline, placing it firmly where it once was twenty years ago (mid 1997). This time around though, Bill ain't gonna come to the rescue.

    • skane2600

      In reply to Locust Infested Orchard Inc.:

      Wow. You're wildly optimistic on MS and wildly pessimistic on Apple. Windows Core OS is inside baseball that means nothing to users. Windows on ARM isn't going to be the holy grail that some people would like to believe.

      Apple has had serious bugs before without it sinking the ship. Apple's problem in 1997 wasn't due to software bugs, but to a lack of new products and the fact that MS won the Windows vs Mac contest. With the introduction of the cute iMac and more importantly the iPod and finally the iPhone, Apple got back on it's feet and became the most valuable company.

      I'm a Windows guy, but reality, right?

      • Lauren Glenn

        In reply to skane2600:

        In all fairness, Apple's problem back then was that they didn't have Steve Jobs until he came back and raised them from the ashes. They don't have him anymore.

        • skane2600

          In reply to alissa914g:

          They kind of raised each other from the ashes given the failure of Next. I think Apple culture required a charismatic leader to be effective. As you suggest, perhaps they still do.

        • Jeffsters

          In reply to alissa914g:

          I always find it amusing that since Steve passed the Anti-Apple Cabal claims that Apple's success was only due to Steve yet when he was alive they made him out to be the devil and the cause of all Apple's missteps.

          • skane2600

            In reply to Jeffsters:

            I think you're inventing your own version of history. They made Bill Gates into a Borg. There was nothing equivalent done to Jobs. Of course as a high-profile CEO he was naturally the focus of both Apple's successes and its failures.

    • Stooks

      In reply to Locust Infested Orchard Inc.:

      "With the imminent arrival of Windows Core OS on ARM"

      The great thing about the Internet is that when you are completely wrong we can invite you to the Claim Chowder party where you get a hot bowl of Claim Chowder with a slice of Humble pie for desert.

      Windows Core OS on ARM. The third attempt at Windows on ARM (Windows Phone and RT).

      Will it be third times a charm or strike three and your out? Who exactly is asking for this or wants it? Why would anyone want this?

      To run win32, non-touch apps in emulation mode on a small screen?? Sounds like a fantastic experience! Or I know to run all those native ARM based UWP apps in the store that made RT and Windows Phone a huge success!!!

  13. Piras

    Man, Microsoft and Apple have delivered pretty crappy os versions this year. I.E. Windows 10, MacOS High Sierra, IOS 11, all buggy has hell. I personally have gone back to Windows 7 on most of my machines and some on Linux with MacOS back on Sierra. As for IOS 11, I am stuck with it. Bad year for the industry. Bring on 2018 !

  14. Jeffsters

    Interesting how Microsoft just messed up the systems of Windows 7 users with a poorly tested update, but while this misinformed article was “rushed out” and other technology sites are covering the as yet unfixed Win 7 issues, there’s crickets on it here. Humm...