The most recent reports were saying that Apple has been working on a fix for the FaceTime eavesdropping bug that had been discovered not too long ago.
The fix was supposed to come by the end of this week in the form of an iOS 12.1.4 update.
Apple delays the fix
Now, iPhone users who are looking to use the Group FaceTime feature will sadly find out that they cannot do so yet.
The reason, as revealed by Huffington Post, is that Apple decided to delay the fix for the eavesdropping bug that allowed people to listen on calls and see through front-facing cameras.
The software update that was expected to roll out this week was pushed back according to 9to5Mac.
“We have fixed the Group FaceTime security bug on Apple’s servers, and we will issue a software update to re-enable the feature for users next week,” the tech giant said in a statement to the outlet.
They continued and said, “We sincerely apologize to our customers who were affected and all who were concerned about this security issue.”
Apple revealed that it disabled Group FaceTime after the issue was reported.
The bug has affected both iPhones and iPads running 12.1.2, as well as Apple PCs with macOS Mojave, CNN reported.
iPhone users could exploit a privacy-invading flaw
This FaceTime bug allowed iPhone users to exploit a privacy-invading FaceTime flaw that allowed someone to connect to another person and hear their conversations, and even see videos in some cases without the other person ever having accepted that call.
Apple stopped this bug by disabling Group FaceTime leaving the feature unavailable.
This is one of the worst Apple-related privacy bugs that have been encountered recently and the fact that we have to wait for a solution for so long brings the company massive backlash.
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