Apple Releases Updated Version of macOS Mojave 10.14.3 With Group FaceTime Bug Fix

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    Apple today released a new version of macOS 10.14.3, which is designed to address a major Group FaceTime bug affecting both iOS and macOS. The update comes three weeks after the initial release of macOS Mojave 10.14.3.

    The new macOS Mojave 10.14.3 update can be downloaded by going to the "Software Update" section of System Preferences, a new installation method that was introduced with the Mojave update.

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    While the release notes for the update specify security updates, the fix in question is the Group FaceTime bug. While not as widely publicized, this issue affected Macs in addition to iOS devices.

    The Group FaceTime bug allowed someone to call you through FaceTime and then enter their own phone number again to force a Group FaceTime call. With the Group FaceTime interface activated, the person could hear everything on your end of the phone even if you had never picked up the call.

    On your end, it just looked like the Group FaceTime call hadn't been initiated, all while the other person was listening in on what you were saying. After the bug came to light last Monday, Apple took its Group FaceTime servers offline until a fix could be prepared.

    With an update now available, Group FaceTime should soon be fully functional and working once again on iOS devices running iOS 12.1.4 or later and Macs running the new version of macOS 10.14.3.

    Article Link: Apple Releases Updated Version of macOS Mojave 10.14.3 With Group FaceTime Bug Fix
     
  2. centauratlas, Feb 7, 2019
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    I don't see where it says whether this fixes other things too. I guess not looking at the update on the Mac. Who knows.
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    looks like FaceTime, Foundation (elevated privileges) and Live Photos.
    here is the link to more:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222
     
  3. masterleep macrumors newbie

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    Happy to have the fixes. Kind of crazy how large these updates are (almost a GB).
     
  4. Futurix macrumors 6502

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    They really need to work on incremental updates for macOS. I mean, the download for iOS update is just 60-80Mb...
     
  5. Kyle4 macrumors 6502

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    Any chance this will be fixed on High Sierra? Or is that not affected?
     
  6. adrianlondon macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have HS? As far as I'm aware, it doesn't have Group Facetime.
     
  7. CamiMR macrumors 6502

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    So is this update not available if you are already on 10.14.3? Not seeing anything on the App Store Updates...
     
  8. pmasters macrumors member

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    Is this already fixed in the latest 10.14.4 Public beta 2?
     
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    It's not on the App Store.
    You need to use System Preferences - Software Update.
     
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    I was also surprised that the update takes almost 1 Gb. Does it include the 10.14.3 that I already had?

    But glad to see they fixed other security issues as well.
     
  11. CamiMR macrumors 6502

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    Of course, thanks!!
     
  12. LinusR macrumors 6502

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    They probably include some minor fixes addressing other bugs as well.
     
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    It’s so stupid but it annoys me that Apple won’t call this macOS 10.14.3.1... prolly because they think the numbers are too long.
     
  14. SidricTheViking macrumors member

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    It really is surprising that a supplemental update is 987.7 MB (on each of my iMacs). Seems a tad large, doesn’t it?
     
  15. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

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    The full installer is also available. Now it is build 18D109.
     
  16. Kyle4 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for clarifying, I have HS but don’t really use FaceTime on it so I wasn’t sure if it also had the feature to be affected.
     
  17. David G. macrumors 65816

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    1.85 GB. Goodness gracious.

    How are we ever supposed to know if we should go to System Preferences to update our computers versus going to the Mac App Store Updates page?
     
  18. Banglazed macrumors 68020

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    Fairly simple, App Store for apps only and System Software Update for macOS and iTunes
     
  19. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It's a little odd that they had it all in the App Store for a while before (all while iOS has kept it separate basically since the beginning).
     
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    Yup, there's the source of my confusion.
     
  21. chrfr macrumors 604

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    If you haven't disabled the automatic check for updates, you'll see a red badge on the System Preferences icon in the dock if there's a pending update.
     
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    And Safari Tech Preview.
     
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    So where's a download link for the Facebook fix for High Sierra? I need a link to the standalone installer. It is not available on the app store updates page.
     
  25. chrfr macrumors 604

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    The FaceTime (not Facebook) problem only affected Group FaceTime, a feature which isn’t in High Sierra. There is no update for High Sierra.
     

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