Apple tenders apology over FaceTime security flaw, will roll out update re-enable group chats next week

Few days ago, a major security issue with Group FaceTime was discovered and Apple decided to shut down the Group FaceTime feature while resolving flaw. The company has now apologize for the inconvenience and promised to restore the patched feature next week.

In the statement, Apple claimed it has resolved every issue from the server-side and next week the it will release a software update to re-enable FaceTime Group.

The statement also appreciates the Thompson family for reporting the bug. Here’s the full statement:

We have fixed the Group FaceTime security bug on Apple’s servers and we will issue a software update to re-enable the feature for users next week. We thank the Thompson family for reporting the bug. We sincerely apologize to our customers who were affected and all who were concerned about this security issue. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we complete this process.

We want to assure our customers that as soon as our engineering team became aware of the details necessary to reproduce the bug, they quickly disabled Group FaceTime and began work on the fix. We are committed to improving the process by which we receive and escalate these reports, in order to get them to the right people as fast as possible. We take the security of our products extremely seriously and we are committed to continuing to earn the trust Apple customers place in us.


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