Samuel Axon

Apple launched a brand new model of iOS yesterday, and the general public notes this time apply simply to iPhones. Labeled iOS 12.1.2, it arrives simply two weeks after 12.1.1 hit, and primarily, it fixes a few bugs.

Each bugs are associated to mobile connectivity and apply solely to the three telephones simply launched this 12 months: the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. One is a matter with eSIM activation on these units. (eSIMs are a brand new function in these telephones that enable a single telephone to have a number of numbers or carriers; they’re helpful for those who, for instance, have separate private and work telephone numbers or are a frequent worldwide traveler.)

The second bug is said to mobile connectivity particularly in Turkey.

Listed here are the notes accompanying the replace:

iOS 12.1.2 consists of bug fixes in your iPhone. This replace:

Fixes bugs with eSIM activation for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max
Addresses a problem that would have an effect on mobile connectivity in Turkey for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max

The cadence of this replace is uncommon; Apple normally waits longer between updates and distributes extra beta releases than we have seen right here. When that cadence has been damaged lately, it has been as a result of the replace in query solves a really urgent and significant issue. For instance, Apple launched a speedy succession of minor updates to iOS 11 (11.zero.1, 11.zero.2, 11.zero.three) in late 2017. These updates fastened a problem that broke electronic mail performance with Trade servers, then an audio challenge with iPhones, then audio and display screen points on iPhones, all inside a couple of weeks.

These eSIM issues are pretty minor, which has led fanatic publications like AppleInsider and MacRumors to invest that iOS 12.1.2 could embody adjustments that tackle the Qualcomm patent violations that led modem-maker Qualcomm to hunt a ban on the sale of sure iPhones in China. If these adjustments are included, Apple hasn’t spoken of them publicly, nevertheless.

Sometimes, Apple has additionally offered a listing of safety adjustments related to every replace on its developer web site. However the entry for iOS 12.1.2 reads “This replace has no printed CVE entries.”

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