Apple rushes out iOS 11.2 to fix December 2 date bug

December 2nd, 2017   decode   news

Apple has released iOS 11.2 for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The update was pushed ahead of schedule slightly due to a very serious Springboard bug.

Users affected by this bug complained about their Springboard (iOS launcher) crashing and the phone rebooting when after 12:15 AM on December 2 when they received a push notification. What the significance of that date is is unknown but it did cause a lot of frustration and the only solutions seemed to be to either set your date back or disable notifications.

Fortunately, the fix came rather quickly as Apple…

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