iOS 11.2 released with Apple Pay Cash, faster wireless charging, and date bug fix

Apple today released iOS 11.2 which fixes the respring/reboot bug that has affected thousands of iPhone owners across the world from earlier today. The update also enables support for faster 7.5W wireless charging on the iPhone X and iPhone 8.

iOS 11.2 released with Apple Pay Cash, faster wireless charging, and date bug fix

Fix for a new date bug

The bug in question made some iPhones running iOS 11.1.2 crash when receiving local notifications from third-party applications. This bug strangely started happening on December 2nd.

Because this bug was already fixed in iOS 11.2 beta released Friday to testers, it seems Apple decided to release the software update to the public immediately rather than seeding another point update.

Apple Pay Cash

iOS 11.2 also brings support for Apple Pay Cash, a peer-to-peer mobile payment system that lets Apple users request and send money between each other.

The full change-log of the update is as follows:
Apple Pay Cash (US Only)
Send, request, and receive money from friends and family with Apple Pay in Messages or by asking Siri

Other improvements and fixes
– Adds support for faster wireless charging on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X with compatible third-party accessories
– Introduces three new Live wallpapers for iPhone X
– Improves video camera stabilization
– Adds support in Podcasts to automatically advance to the next episode from the same show
– Adds support in HealthKit for downhill snow sports distance as a data type
– Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to appear to be checking for new messages even when a download is complete
– Fixes an issue that could cause cleared Mail notifications from Exchange accounts to reappear
– Improves stability in Calendar
– Resolves an issue where Settings could open to a blank screen
– Fixes an issue that could prevent swiping to Today View or Camera from the Lock Screen
– Addresses an issue that could prevent Music controls from displaying on the Lock Screen
– Fixes an issue that could cause app icons to be arranged incorrectly on the Home Screen
– Addresses an issue that could prevent users from deleting recent photos when iCloud storage is exceeded
– Addresses an issue where Find My iPhone sometimes wouldn’t display a map
– Fixes an issue in Messages where the keyboard could overlap the most recent message
– Fixes an issue in Calculator where typing numbers rapidly could lead to incorrect results
– Addressed an issue where the keyboard could respond slowly
– Adds support for real-time text (RTT) phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing
– Improves VoiceOver stability in Messages, Settings, App Store, and Music
– Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from announcing incoming Notifications
You can download the iOS 11.2 update on your iPhone or iPad from Settings -> General -> Software Update.

 


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