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Apple issues iOS update to nix annoying iPhone 8 issue

Apple has rolled out its second iOS 11 update in the space of a week, this time to fix a call quality issue experienced by some iPhone 8 and 8 Plus owners.

iOS 11.0.2 addresses “an issue where crackling sounds may occur during calls for a small number of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices.” (via The Verge)

The fix comes after Apple acknowledged the flaw on September 26 following complaints from users over cracking or static sounds during calls.

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The company has not acknowledged what was causing the problem, which affected users on multiple mobile networks in multiple territories.

The 279MB update, which is quite large for a minor release, also does a little housekeeping.

It fixes an issue in the photos app that causes some images to be hidden.

Finally, it takes care of an issue preventing attachments in encrypted emails from appearing.

The release comes just a week after Apple released iOS 11.0.1, which featured minor bug fixes not large enough for Apple to identify individually.

Ironically, it appears to have created more issues than it solved, with Apple’s support site riddled with complaints from users.

They’re reporting lags in the 3D Touch feature, app crashes, the freezing of the lock screen and issues with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

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