The bug caused a crash - known as a denial-of-service - when the word "Taiwan" or the Taiwanese flag was mentioned or displayed in any app.
The technology giant confirmed the fix in a security update Monday, after the release of iOS 11.4.1, crediting security researcher Patrick Wardle for the discovery. That made it hard to track down the cause of the bug. It helped to isolating the memory locations that stored a dereferenced null pointer and a faulty instruction that caused it. Wardle also relied on the iPhone's restore image to pull some of the code libraries. Texts featuring the art simply show a "missing" emoji. He had no trouble reproducing the remotely triggerable bug, which crashed any iOS application that processed remote messages, including iMessage, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp.
Dating back to the start of past year, iOS seemingly included a censorship feature which banished the Taiwanese flag emoji whenever the handset's location is set to China. Wardle also privately reported the bug to Apple. In China, messaging apps didn't crash, but would not display the forbidden emoji.
The filter, apparently, was to block the flag and name of Taiwan from users in the heavily-censored mainland China. Emojipedia also confirms this on its site by saying, "This flag is hidden from the emoji keyboard on iOS devices where the region is set to China". China claims the country as its territory, but Taiwan claims it has the right to self-govern.
China is the most populated country and the largest smartphone market in the world, and Apple would put an extra effort to please the large target audience. These restrictions drove Google to end its Chinese business operations a decade ago.
She says hours after he went crabbing near the Maurice River on July 2, his right leg began to swell then quickly got worse. It's in a group commonly known as flesh-eating bacteria. "He is in critical condition", Perez-Dilan told NJ Advance Media.
Ben Tollitt, who appears to be a Liverpool supporter, could be seen mouthing an insult at Karius after he dropped the clanger. He said: "No one likes that goal but, if we talk about that, then the second goal is Milly's [James Milner's] fault".
'The one thing I was insecure about she has. "She didn't get those from me, she got those from her dad [ Travis Scott]". I just didn't feel desirable or pretty. "I feel like I have fake abs now, it's just like, genetics".
Riyad Mahrez looks set to complete his long-awaited move to Manchester City later this week, according to Sky sources. Mahrez, who signed from Le Havre for just £400,000 in 2014, has made 179 appearances for Leicester, scoring 48 times.
The 22-year-old power forward averaged 15.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game for the Golden Kings during the 2017-18 season. We are now getting more news and even a picture from the Athletic of Smart his agent and Nets GM Sean Marks .
As the release of the DJI Mavic Pro II (2) nears, more details about the exciting new drone are making its way to the Internet. The arms of this drone are also rounded rather than featuring sharp and defined edges as per the original model.
For this, apart from the players themselves, the selectors and the chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq must all be congratulated. This is Pakistan's ninth successive T20 series win and has helped the team retain their top position in the T20 ranking.
Meghan stunned during the meeting at President Higgins' official Aras an Uactharain residence with an off-the-shoulder grey dress. This will include a Gaelic sports festival at Croke Park, the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association.
And I think you can have no doubt, Mr President, that this is an investment in common American and European defence and security. Many US presidents have urged European governments to spend more on their militaries.
The fallout from Germany's disastrous World Cup campaign continues - and it could spell the end of Mesut Ozil's worldwide career. Whilst German FA president Reinhard Grindel has called for Ozil to explain himself over the photo .
'It's like I've died': Wife mourns Thai rescue diver
The BBC reported the funeral was held at a temple in the north-east province of Roi Et . "I love you like you're my very heart". We do not have details about their exact condition, but this extraordinary rescue mission now appears to have come to an end.
Newborn killed in North Dakota storm
He has been staying along with dozens of others at the Watford City Civic Center where the Red Cross has established a shelter. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum will travel to Watford City later today to survey the Prairie View RV, KXMB reports .
Shark bites University of Miami student in Bahamas
The shark grabbed her and took her under the water. "They are wild animals, and it's an uncontrollable situation", she said. She said she later learned that the risk of infection meant she could have lost her arm or her life.
Wales appoint another Kiwi to replace Gatland
The reflex reaction whenever a significant coaching vacancy crops up is often to look to New Zealand for candidates. Wayne Pivac has been appointed as the new Wales Rugby team head coach.