With all the fuss over iOS 8, much of the time we forget that iOS 7 is the current firmware version, the one that most devices are running. Shortly before iOS 8 was announced at WWDC 2014, Apple released an update to iOS 7, bringing it to 7.1.1.
Image : iOS 7.1.2 Firmware Testing Leaked
We now know that iOS 7.1.2 is on its way and should arrive any day now. The report comes via MacRumors and says that carriers are testing the update with a view to it being released sometime in the next week.
The new update will have a number of fixes including one for the “missed call” bug. This is one that allowed unwanted users access to apps through the lock screen. Also included is a fix for the mail attachment encryption bug and one for iBeacons. What isn’t mentioned is the iMessage delivery bug although it is more than likely that this will be fixed as well.
Image : iOS 7 Missed call Bug
There will be no major changed with this update. When a new firmware is in beta testing, Apple tends to only release minor updates to existing firmwares, merely to fix niggling bugs and other issues. If there are any surprises then it will only be more bug fixes and perhaps enhancements to performance so don’t expect anything too special.
If you are still on iOS 7 – 7.0.6 and running the Evasi0n 7 untethered jailbreak, as usual, do not update to the new version when it is released. There are no jailbreaks available for any firmware beyond iOS 7.0.6 and there are not likely to be either. Although one developer, i0n1c, has a working iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak, there is no word of it being publicly released at this stage.