iOS 11 Bug: Typing 1+2+3 Quickly in the Calculator App Won't Get You 6

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    A bug in the built-in Calculator app in iOS 11 is getting some major attention this week, despite the fact that it's been around since iOS 11 was in beta testing.

    At issue is a calculator animation that causes some symbols to be ignored when calculations are entered in rapid succession. You can try it for yourself: Type 1+2+3 and then the equals sign into the Calculator app quickly.

    Due to animation lag introduced when adding two or more numbers together, your result is more likely to be 24 than 6.

    The same goes for many other calculations -- the Calculator ignores some inputs unless you're entering numbers slowly enough to account for the light-up button animations that highlight the keys that are being pressed. Symbols do not register when tapped while a number button is still highlighted, resulting in incorrect calculations if you're inputting numbers quickly. Reddit user cplr describes the problem:
    There are hundreds of complaints about the problem on reddit this week, but it's an issue that's been discussed on the MacRumors forums since the iOS 11 beta testing period. Throughout the beta testing process, the animation lag was not addressed, nor has it been fixed in any of the iOS 11 updates released so far. It's also still present in iOS 11.1.

    Some users have experienced similar issues when using older versions of iOS, but the animation lag is noticeable enough in iOS 11 to make the Calculator nearly unusable when attempting to make rapid calculations.

    Apple seem to be aware of the issue, because as The Loop points out, Apple employee Chris Espinoza says more than 70 people have filed a Radar report on the bug, alerting Apple to the problem. With it receiving so much attention, we could potentially see a Calculator fix in the next iOS 11 update.


    In the meantime, iOS users who need a reliable alternative can use third-party apps like Calcbot and PCalc.

    Article Link: iOS 11 Bug: Typing 1+2+3 Quickly in the Calculator App Won't Get You 6
     
  2. DJLAXL macrumors 6502

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    This should get the beta thread riled up.....*grabs popcorn*
     
  3. eoblaed macrumors 68000

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    The calculator must be using that New Math we keep hearing about.
     
  4. 840quadra Moderator

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    Odd, animation for the + button slows down the actual input of addition. You have to wait for + animation to complete for it to take the rushed 2nd addition.

    You would figure That turning on “reduce motion” would help a little, but no.

    Maybe I can have my boss calculate my raise before this is fixed!!
     
  5. desmond2046 macrumors regular

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    A calculator app is supposed to be a high school level project. Yet apple cannot get it right. This is extremely embarrassing.
     
  6. JamesIV macrumors newbie

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    I've been reporting this glitch since the first day the beta came out because it drove me nuts. I just downloaded another calculator app. So ridiculous because Apple had a good running calculator app in iOS 10. How do you screw up something so simple.
     
  7. Dookieman macrumors 6502

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    Simple enough bug to fix. They are animating the "+" button fade before the next operation can added.
     
  8. eyeseeyou macrumors 68020

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    This is the calculator that provided the data that said the notch was a good idea.
     
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    Seriously Apple, do we need animation effects for the operator buttons?

    I used to think this was an issue with my 6 Plus but was glad when I saw a thread on this issue on MacRumors last week. In some cases, you could figure out the answer before you even finished typing it all up.
     
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    if this is referring to the video everythingapplepro did he was pressing 23+1 lol
     
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    Yeah, people on MR have been complaining about this forever. It's a meme at this point.
     
  16. MRrainer macrumors 6502a

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    Can't you just disable all animations?
    I guess it's a bit of a joke if you spend nearly 1k bucks on a iPhone 8 and the first thing you do is disable all ... fluff and bling-bling.
     
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    If you quickly press the clear button repeatedly after the addition you get all the animations on the plus button.
     
  18. Bacillus macrumors 68000

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    The bad news is: Tim used the calculator to calculate prices
    The good news: We customers will be reimbursed for paying excess prices since 2005.
    IPhone X prices to be slammed by 240 - (10+20+30) = 180 dollars !!!
     
  19. Defactomonkey macrumors member

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    Textbook form over function which is unfortunately becoming the hallmark of Apple.
     
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    More than 70 people... we're just not quite sure how many more than 70 until the bug is fixed... !
     
  22. MrMichaelJames macrumors newbie

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    I encounter this bug 2 years ago while adding up some stuff for my daughters girl scout cookie list. My amounts were all wrong and it boiled down to I was using the calculator too fast so I don't use it anymore and use a cheap-ass real calculator that can actually add correct and doesn't lag.
     
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    Tim Cook's new math... Thats how they calculate the quarterly earnings.. :D
     
  25. Kabeyun, Oct 24, 2017
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    This actually happens with any numbers rapidly added, not just 1, 2, and 3.

    Edit: Doesn’t have to be addition either.
     

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