And postponed the fix!
Apple has issued an official apology to customers for discovered earlier in the week, a critical bug in the function group calls on FaceTime, which allows users to listen to. The company issued a press release apologizing and explaining the situation on 1 February.
An apology from Apple:
We fixed a security bug in group calls on FaceTime on Apple servers. We will release a software update to re-enable this feature for users next week. We thank the family of the Thompsons (first reported the bug a week before it became massively known — approx. ed.) for the error message. We sincerely apologize to our customers who were affected, and to all who were concerned about this safety problem. We appreciate everyone’s patience.
We want to assure our customers that once our team of engineers learned the details needed to reproduce the error, she quickly turned off group calls on FaceTime and started working on a fix. We strive to improve the mechanism of receiving reports of bugs as quickly as possible to bring them to the right people. We take very seriously the security of our products and will continue to win customers trust Apple.
In his apology, Apple confirmed that a fix for a problem is developed. However, it will be released only next week, the company promised to release a new version of iOS with the fix this week. Thus, expect the release of iOS 12.1.4 should be only next week, most likely Monday, February 4.