'Taiwan' bug that crashed certain iPhone models was exterminated in iOS 11.4.1

'Taiwan' bug that crashed certain iPhone models was exterminated in iOS 11.4.1
Because of the tension that exists between China and Taiwan (the former does not recognize the latter's independence), Apple made sure that the country's name was edited and that the Taiwanese flag emoji was not available for iPhone owners in China. However, in some other markets, the same references to Taiwan were also removed. As a result, these specific iPhone models crashed whenever the user typed "Taiwan," or tried to access the country's flag emoji.

This bug caused crashes no matter which app was being used, and was discovered by Patrick Wardle, chief research officer at Digita Security. Wardle discovered that some "region" settings made on an iPhone would result in a "Null" code when Taiwan was typed in. Apple patched this bug in the recently released iOS 11.4.1.

Switching the region to U.S., then to China, and then back again to the U.S. had been a temporary fix. However, once iOS 11.4.1 is installed on an iPhone, that workaround becomes moot. By the way, to give credit where credit is due, it was Wardle who discovered the bug and reported it to Apple. And thanks to him, as we just noted, Apple patched the bug. Now, all iPhone users can type in the country of Taiwan without fear that their handset will crash.
 

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11 Comments

1. peace247 unregistered

and new bugs were introduced...the end

2. yann

Posts: 604; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

I really wonder how buggy is iOS, but if you ask Apple users - there are no bugs in iOS! I admit that there are bugs in Android, but Apple users are blind and never admit such things...

3. DolmioMan

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Not nearly as buggy as most Android skins, they just get a lot more exposure because lots of people experience the same bug.

4. wie155

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

Can you name 5 bugs in latest android version?

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1729; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Your a moron I am assuming. Apple users don’t have one collective thought process. Your thinking of the borg. For #2yann

6. piyath

Posts: 2443; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Android bugs are so vast and frequent, it's not even close....lol Android code it self is flawd at best, so how the heck you compare iOS to that stolen product Android??

7. japkoslav

Posts: 1206; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I am iOS user and there are tons of bug here. My Android devices are much more stable.

8. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I got 11.4.1. Update yesterday on my iPad mini 4 NO ISSUE.

9. japkoslav

Posts: 1206; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Oh, I myself am waiting for a weekend. There is a pretty decent chance that they will find some major bugs by then.

10. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Alright update your iPad Pro then and check by yourself.

11. japkoslav

Posts: 1206; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I just wrote I will :-D have a problem with reading?

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