Apple Rushes iOS 11.2 Release As New iPhone Crashing Bug Emerges

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