APPLE HAS PUSHED OUT iOS 9.3.1 to iPhones and iPad, which includes a fix for the link-crashing glitch plaguing early adopters of iOS 9.3.
iOS 9.3.1 is available to download now, and you can install it by heading over to Settings > General > Software Update.
The bug will fix a bug that caused iPhones and iPads to crash if a link was tapped.
The fault was brought to light by miffed users on social media and the Apple Support forum, and sees iPhones and iPads crashing when a link is tapped rather than directing to the target website. The problem affects Safari, Mail, Messages and more.
Earlier this week, an an Apple spokesperson said in a statement given to 9to5Mac: "We are aware of this issue, and we will release a fix in a software update soon."
The cause of the problem has was blamed on third-party developers misusing Apple's universal links APIs. Apps including Bookings.com, Wikipedia and Eat 24 are believed to be affected by the problem.
9to5Mac explained: "Previously, we pinpointed Bookings.com as a cause of the bug, although noting it affects other apps as well. On Twitter, it was found that their website association file, used by the system for the universal links feature introduced with iOS 9, was many megabytes, grossly oversized.
"This would essentially overload the daemon that had to parse these files, causing the crashing."
The report said that Apple is working with high-profile developers to help them understand and better use the universal links APIs. The forthcoming software update will presumably let iOS better handle huge payload files, rather than just crashing on the spot.
The release of iOS 9.3 hasn't gone to plan for Apple. The firm was forced last week to release an update to fix another bug plaguing those who promptly installed the update.
Users of older Apple devices reported that the update, released last week, turned their iPhone and iPad into an expensive lump of metal and glass, which prompted Apple to temporarily halt the rollout of the software.
Apple acknowledged the problem on its website, saying: "Updating some iOS devices (iPhone 5S and earlier and iPad Air and earlier) to iOS 9.3 can require entering the Apple ID and password used to set up the device in order to complete the software update.
"In some cases, if customers do not recall their password, their device will remain in an inactivated state until they can recover or reset their password. For these older devices, we have temporarily pulled back the update and will release an updated version of iOS 9.3 in the next few days that does not require this step." µ
Tabs to more Ctrl and less Win. Such Fn.
Either that or it's a really intense holiday
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