Apple has decided to update their current big firmware version, and now, the iOS has reached the 7.1.2 version. iOS 7.1.2 download links are now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and are meant to fix various bugs and problems.
However, the most notable problem that the new iOS version is solving is the encryption of email attachments and iMessage delivery. In the same time, a further lock-screen related bug has also been fixed. The update is meant for all those of you experiencing one of the mentioned issues.
The email attachment encryption bug was identified a few months back, with the security expert Andreas Kurtz expressed his concern in a YouTube video. If you take into consideration the speed with Apple is dealing with this kind of issues, we may say that this update took a lot before it was made available.
However, the email attachment encryption bug was patched by means of a jailbreak tweak that offered a permanent solution for all jailbreakers out there. Nonetheless, those who did not try the power of Evasi0n7, this update was the only hope. In addition, fortunately, Apple decided to release such a fix with the iOS 7.1.2 updated version.
If you have not started the jailbreak so far, and you are interested in downloading this update, I am sure that you would want to learn more. Basically, the iOS 7.1.2 update contains various bug fixes and security updates including:
- Improving iBeacon Connectivity and stability
- Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners
- Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments
As the changelog reveals, the big Cupertino-based company also delivered a fix for iBeacon and the third-party accessory related bug. Therefore, if you did not start jailbreak so far, you definitely need this update.
If you decide to download iOS 7.1.2 to update your device, you can get this update over-the-air using the Software Update feature found within the Settings App. It is recommended to connect to iTunes and manually get the update. Those who did not connect their iDevices to iTunes when downloading the update experienced various problems later in the day.