Apple has officially launched iOS 12 for all compatible devices. When it comes to the iPhone, any model from the iPhone 5s and later can take advantage of the latest firmware free of charge. iOS 12 promises to enhance the speed and stability of older devices and some of the most-used apps.
While most of the attention lately has focused on the iOS 12 beta releases, Apple has rolled out the latest version of iOS 11. The software update, iOS 11.4.1, is available for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and HomePod. Apple Watch owners can also update their devices now, by installing watchOS 4.3.2.
Apple released a relatively minor update to iOS 11.3 yesterday. iPhone owners may be wondering if installing iOS 11.3.1 is necessary to keep their devices operating in peak condition. Generally speaking, all iOS updates are important and should be installed. iOS 11.3.1 is no different, with several bug and security fixes included in the package.
As word of the Telugu text bug continues to circulate, now iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users can protect themselves. The issue affects several iOS apps such as Messages, WhatsApp and Safari, and can even crash a device when a specific character in the Indian language Telugu is received as a notification. While the character is rare, frozen apps or a rebooting device can be avoided entirely in one step.