Following the recent discovery of a bug within iOS and macOS which causes the Messages app and system to crash on iPhone, iPad, and Mac when receiving a specific letter in the Indian language Telugu, Apple has confirmed a fix will be rolled out soon within a minor software update.
Regardless of the platform, either it be Messages, Safari, WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger, users receiving the Telugu character have seen their messaging app freeze and fail to function properly until the character has been removed by deleting the conversation with the person who sent it.
Although Apple hasn’t provided an official release date for the software fix, it’s likely the update will drop at some point next week. Last month Apple squashed the “chaiOS” crashing bug which caused the Messages app to break and freeze on iPhone, iPad and Mac devices which received a malicious link.
— Peter Steinberger (@steipete) February 12, 2018
The Apple Post reported in January that Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi had instructed engineers to halt work on Apple’s upcoming iOS 12 update, instructing teams to focus on refinements and fixes to iron out iOS performance and reliability issues.