Grant Thompson, a 14-year-old recently discovered a bug on iPhones, which allows others to access the microphone and camera before calling someone. Apple has already frozen the group video feature.
This is a newly discovered error in the Facetime application, which the teenager discovered after an accident. Namely, in a conversation with a friend, he invited a third person and realized that his friend's microphone was active, although he did not confirm the call.
CNN wrote that certain users can also activate the camera on the phone that was invited to the conversation. Grant said: "When we repeatedly verified that it was a real mistake, I informed my mother." The 14-year-old wants technology and phones and hopes that Apple will respond. Since 2016, the US company has offered 175,000 euros to the one who discovers a bug on its products.
However, the award is complicated, according to Apple's announcement that there are special channels for reporting errors and rewards, but at the same time confirming that everyday people do not know about these channels. Thompson told US media that he would be happy with the new MacBooka pro, iPhona X and airPods as a sincere error award.
The error runs on iPhones and iPads running on iOS 12.1, and on Apple's computers running the Mojave operating system. The apple was needed one week after the public error detection that the group chat option was frozen and reported: "We're aware of the bugs and we've found a solution that will be available later this week through software update."