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Apple beats bug that caused devices to freeze

Apple has beaten a bug that causes its devices to freeze.

The technology giant - which is the biggest company in the world - has issued a software update that counters the bug, which is triggered by a specific character from the Telugu alphabet.

The issue has impacted a range of Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads and Mac computers, as well as smartwatches and TV sets.

The company's recent security update called the latest flaw a "memory corruption issue", saying it was caused by "processing a maliciously crafted string".

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Apple delayed software features following a concern that bugs are being left in the code as a result of its fast-paced release cycle.

It's said that while the technology giant will remain committed to a software update annually, the update in autumn will lack a number of features.

According to Bloomberg, a new strategy by Craig Federighi, head of software, will mean there will not be an update for the photos app, while the home screen will also not be redesigned.

The new system should allow developers more time to focus on the new features, instead of rushing them to meet the annual release cycle.

A source said at the time: "This change is Apple beginning to realise that schedules are not being hit, stuff is being released with bugs - which previously would not have happened."

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