Apple released today an update to fix the FaceTime bug that has allowed people to see and hear the people they were calling even before the recipient picked up.
It comes a week after 1 14-year-old boy discovered the embarrassing mistake that has since bedeviled Apple, which has long prides itself on its privacy record. Grant Thompson, the Arizona teenager who found the problem, said he and his mother called Apple for a week but were given the runaround.
The company apologized last week and temporarily deactivated FaceTime’s group calling function while it worked on the fix. It also said that it will compensate Thompson for discovering the flaw and make a contribution toward his education.
Adding to the mystery, the tech giant added in its statement that it had issued other fixes to the app after a security review, including “a previously unidentified vulnerability in the Live Photos feature.”