It’s no secret that I’m a proud Android smartphone user, but a large majority of my clients and acquaintances are iPhone users, and I know that many of them have not been having a good weekend due to a series of bugs in the latest version of iOS. Some of the bigger bugs include a crash tied to notifications, auto-correct changing “it” to “I.T”, the calculator producing incorrect results if numbers are entered too quickly (let that one sink in!), and being unable to delete photos if your iCloud drive was full. Normally it’s Android users suffering as smartphone guinea pigs, but, just like last week’s ginormous OS X cock-up (supposedly fixed now), Apple seems fairly driven to join everyone else at the bottom of the barrel with its initial release of iOS 11.
What this means for you
Hopefully you’ve not destroyed your iPhone in a fit of rage because Apple just released 11.2 that supposedly fixes many of the above-mentioned bugs. Lest you think this was only a bug hunt, Apple, with this release, also started the roll out of their new ecash platform “Apple Pay Cash” which is their version of Venmo or Paypal, and introduced fast charging with Qi wireless accessories. But let’s be serious – this was a major bug hunt, and it seems like there was a long list of critters to exterminate. As always, if you aren’t experiencing problems (possibly because you held off on upgrading to 11 in the first place), you may want to sit tight to make sure Apple hasn’t introduce a set of new bugs while squashing the current ones, but if you are one of the many suffering from from the buggy state we Android users know as “Tuesday”, check your iPhone for the 11.2 update. Make sure you plug it in and connect to the closest WiFi for a (hopefully) better, more functional tomorrow.