Apple, or any other brand for that matter, advises against third-party repairs. But a recent event irked iPhone users after Apple rendered the displays of iPhone 8 devices useless with iOS 11.3 software update. Fortunately, help is finally here.
Apple rolled out iOS 11.3.1 update to address the annoying unresponsive display issue for iPhones with third-party screen repairs. In the change-log, Apple makes it a point to encourage users for genuine screen replacements to avoid compromised visual quality and any malfunction.
"iOS 11.3.1 improves the security of your iPhone or iPad and addresses an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone 8 devices because they were serviced with non-genuine replacement displays," Apple's change-log reads.
Affected users experienced distortion and skipping of sound while listening to music, podcasts and during calls, including FaceTime. The issue was widely reported on Twitter as users expressed their aggravation tagging @AppleSupport handle.
Even though there's no official fix for the problem, some users found a workaround by hard resetting their iPhones using iTunes. There's no word on when Apple will release a formal fix to the audio problem.
Will iOS 12 be better?
There have been several issues with the iOS 11.3 update, and Apple is yet to correct them all. But the company is about to unveil the next major iOS update, iOS 12, at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.
Usually, major software updates bring several new features, but reports are suggesting that Apple will focus on making the OS user-friendly and more stable. But Apple could launch new features along the way.