Apple rolls out iOS 11.3.1 update for foxing iPhone 8 display

Apple rolls out iOS 11.3.1 update for foxing iPhone 8 display

Various third-party screen suppliers also stated that the issue prevented customers from opting for cheaper means to fix their faulty iPhone units than an authorised source.

Apple has released new updates for its iOS and macOS-powered devices.

"iOS 11.3.1 improves the security of your iPhone and iPad and addresses an issue where touch input was responsive on some iPhone 8 devices because they were serviced with non-genuine replacement displays", Apple said in its release notes. Three of them allow the bad guys to take over your iOS device, while the third would allow UI spoofing, which could also lead to shenanigans.

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iOS 11.4 is still in development, but when it launches, it will likely introduce Apple's new Schoolwork app, AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud.

It's unclear whether this or a future update will address the ambient light sensor issues identified on iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus models with genuine Apple screens.

Note: Non-genuine replacement displays may have compromised visual quality and may fail to work correctly. It was initially believed that non-genuine screens were the problem, but it was later discovered that even genuine Apple panels had issues if they weren't installed by Apple. The release also promises security improvements for iPhone and iPad. After the update, some iPhone 8 devices lost their touch-screen functionality after being repaired by non-certified experts. Following a brief investigation, it was found that only those units of the iPhone 8 were affected that underwent a third-party display fix. In order to download, you need to dive to Settings General Software Update and then follow the on-screen instructions carefully. "It's very easy to go down the rabbit hole of thinking that Apple is trying to make it JUST inconvenient enough to even consider third-party fix a reliable option". The company has insisted that it was a bug ever since.

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