Apple on Thursday released a software update for iPhones and its other devices to fix a bug that let users of its FaceTime Video-Chat Service listen in on people before they accepted or rejected the call.The renewed software, labelled as iOS 12.1.4, can be installed on Apple mobile devices in the Software Update tab under Settings. Apple also released a macOS Mojave 10.14.3 update that fixes the bug for Mac computer users. The glitch occurred when a user created a FaceTime conference call, put in a phone number, and then added another person’s number. The flaw also happened when the other user clicked their power button or one of the volume controls.
Cupertino, California-based Apple mitigated the problem last Monday by remotely disabling Group FaceTime .The company apologized on Friday, and said the software update would be released this week.
The bug was a black eye for Apple, which has made privacy and security key selling points for its devices. Last week, the company temporarily pulled important app-development tools from Google and Facebook Inc. after deciding the two companies broke its rules in monitoring users’ web traffic.