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Innovation gone wrong? Bug allows callers to hear others before phone call is accepted

Video calls to be fixed. Apple has promised to fix a bug which allows FaceTime callers to hear others before they even pick up. (NEXTWEB PHOTO)

In what appears like technology gone wrong, a new bug lets iPhone users hear audio from the other end of the line even before the video calls are accepted.

According to Reuters Apple Inc said Monday January 28 it will issue a software patch later this week for this bug.

The bug, which Reuters was able to replicate, allows an iPhone user placing a call using Apple’s FaceTime video calling feature to hear audio from the recipient’s phone even if the recipient has not yet picked up the call. The bug appears to rely on Apple’s group video calling feature.

Although Apple announced the feature last summer it was only able to release it to the public late October last year.

“We are aware of this issue and we have identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week,” an Apple spokesperson said in a statement.

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