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Ina Fried Feb 16
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Apple readies fix for iPhone crash caused by typing Indian character

Apple executive Craig Federighi showing off new messaging features of iOS
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Apple says it is prepping a fix for an issue that can cause its messaging app to crash when it receives a certain character in Telugu, a language used in parts of India.

Why it matters: It's the latest in a string of software quality issues for Apple. Another bug, now fixed, caused the letter "I" to appear as the letter "a" and a question mark symbol. As first reported by Axios, Apple is delaying some features planned for the next version of iOS in an effort to make quality a bigger focus.