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Apple released iOS 11.1.2 for iPhones and iPads this afternoon. It’s a minor, bug fix update that benefits iPhone X users who encountered issues after acquiring the new phone just under two weeks ago.
iOS 11.1.2’s patch notes are short and sweet. The update fixes just two problems. The first is “an issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop.” Last week, some iPhone X owners began reporting on Reddit and elsewhere that their touchscreens became temporarily unresponsive when going outside into the cold. Apple shared the following statement with The Loop:
We are aware of instances where the iPhone X screen will become temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid change to a cold environment. After several seconds the screen will become fully responsive again. This will be addressed in an upcoming software update.
This is that software update. The update also “addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with iPhone X.” Those are all the changes Apple has shared publicly for this update. Apple has not named any significant security updates in iOS 11.1.2; the company’s support site currently says that this update has the security content of 11.1.
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