A date-related bug in iOS 11.1.2 appears to be causing iPhones and iPads to continually crash or respring when time-based local notifications are received after 12:15 a.m. on December 2, according to reports on Twitter and reddit.
The problem seems to be tied to local notifications received from apps that offer daily or repeat reminders. For example, meditation app Headspace, one of the affected apps, sends daily reminders to users to encourage them to take some time to meditate. Any app using local (as in not pushed from a remote server) notifications that repeat will cause a crash.
I am intrigued as to what is tying December 2nd and repeating local notifications1 together to cause this issue. Regardless, along with #iamroot, this is yet another embarrassing bug for Apple.
Update 2017-12-02: Here’s an oddity: a major point release of iOS being made available on a weekend. It’s probably got something to do with this bug.
I attempted to recreate the bug using a local notification from Todoist but it was unsuccessful, likely because it was a single notification. ↩︎
President Trump has been heavily criticized for his decision to retweet three graphic anti-Muslim videos.
But why did Twitter allow them in the first place?
The anti-Muslim videos were first posted by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the far-right party Britain First. They depict violent assaults and the destruction of a statue of the Virgin Mary.
Asked why the original tweets have not been deleted, a Twitter spokesperson said:
“To help ensure people have an opportunity to see every side of an issue, there may be the rare occasion when we allow controversial content or behavior which may otherwise violate our rules to remain on our service because we believe there is a legitimate public interest in its availability.”
Twitter knows these tweets violate their rules and by not acting to remove them they show just how spineless they are as an organisation. There is no legitimate public interest in seeing these videos, one of which has already been debunked by the Dutch Embassy.
Twitter have effectively given Trump a blank cheque to say what he wants regardless of impact or truth. Their leadership should be ashamed of themselves.