As the week of distress for Apple has finally ended, Apple’s software engineers might be taking some good sleep. It all started on Tuesday last week when some users reported about a weird bug which was proven to be a catastrophe for macOS High Sierra. Even the iOS users were not able to stay away from the trouble, many iPhone and iPad users experienced a bug which makes the devices randomly reboot and crashes.
As we reported earlier, Apple managed to fix the bug in macOS issue within 24 hours and disclosed it publicly. As it was fixed by an update, the company started facing some other issues in macOS. The security update ended up introducing an issue preventing Mac users from authenticating or connecting to file shares on their Macs. The company had no other option but only to issue yet another support document to detail a fix for these users, helping Mac users gain access to file shares again.
Those Mac users who had not yet updated their operating system from the base version of High Sierra to the new 10.13.1 update, but installed Apple’s security patch, are still facing the root problem even after installing the latest macOS system update. Apple insists on rebooting the device and then install it again.
Well as for iOS 11, the bug has been the worst nightmare for many users. The affected users say that the problem first appeared when the clock hits 12:15 AM on December 2nd in their region. Many users faced this problem at the same time. Their iPhone and iPads started rebooting and respringing instantly.
Apple became more worried and confused about the bug in iOS. After issuing a final developer beta of iOS 11.2 to developers, two days ago, Apple decided to take the highly unusual step of issuing iOS 11.2 to all iPhone owners to fix the crashing issues, yesterday. The early release of the update to fix those bugs could be a larger risk for the operating system.
Apple has more than 1 billion devices running on iOS, and if security flaws like these happen in future, it will certainly impact millions of people on a larger scale than macOS has ever experienced. Apple has to be more precautious about these software bugs as major population of emerging markets already prefers Android over iOS.