Apple's latest update fixed a major bug, but also made matters worse for many iPhone users

Apple's latest update fixed a major bug, but also made matters worse for many iPhone users
Late last week, Apple rolled out iOS 12.1.4. The update removed two vulnerabilities, one involving a "memory corruption issue" and the other allowed "an application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges." But more famously, the update also removed the Group FaceTime bug and re-enabled the feature on affected iPhone units. So, this is obviously a build of Apple's mobile operating system that you would want to install on your iPhone, right?

But lately, iOS updates have been known for other problems, such as breaking both cellular data and Wi-Fi connectivity. And the problem, according to Forbes, is that many iPhone users who did not experience the earlier issues, are feeling them now. On Twitter, for example, one iPhone owner complains that since installing iOS 12.1.4, he cannot get his handset to "accept any SIM." Obviously upset, he asks Apple to make fixing this problem a priority and warns others not to install the new update.

Another tweet calls iOS 12.1.4 an "utter failure" after his iPhone XS lost SIM connectivity following the installation of iOS 12.1.4. This Apple customer is also demanding that Apple consider this an urgent matter. And yet another complaint comes from an iPhone XS Max user who updated her phone and now cannot connect to her home Wi-Fi network.

There are a large number of complaints on social media, with some complaining that iOS 12.1.4 has not only broken their cellular and Wi-Fi connections, but has also negatively impacted the performance of AirPods, Touch ID and other features. These problems have been going on since iOS 12.1.1 for many, and quite a few iPhone owners are echoing the sentiments of one Twitter member with the handle of @navansh_deorah. He tweets, "What is wrong @Apple? Please solve this stupid bug. This has been ever since iOS 12.1 . We are losing it. Come on man, we know you can fix this. Using iPhone X. @AppleSupport."

And considering the bug fixes on iOS 12.1.4, this update cannot be ignored. Hopefully, iOS 12.1.5 goes better.

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66 Comments

1. Tipus

Posts: 850; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

So much for "frequent updates" :))

36. IT-Engineer

Posts: 535; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I like it when the author writes at the bottom: "Hopefully, iOS 12.1.5 goes better." Wanna bet??

72. dimas

Posts: 3347; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Apple and Google are becoming the EA Games of mobile world. They have all the resources for quality control but they got the most bugged and problem-driven phones.

2. aman5mathur

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Apple is the new Facebook now.

3. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I’d like to read more experiences about it... more than the handful mentioned in the article. Unsurprisingly, can’t find it mentioned anywhere else. Not on forums, nor the Apple or iPhone subreddits. I truly think quoting a few tweets as a source to create a story is lazy journalism, and fake news.

4. PopeFrancis

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

By now, you could create an article saying Apple broke something, before they even push the update. Apple is a joke lately, an overpriced one.

7. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Do you believe Android has no bugs? If so, I have some beach front property in Idaho you might be interested in!

13. PopeFrancis

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I know it has bugs, just like any OS. It's just that this update-break-update cycle is getting ridiculous. Especially when Apple users brag about iOS superiority, because of its frequent updates.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Apple users brag about its superiority for a number of reasons including but not limited to: Security, App Quality, Ease of Messaging, etc. I imagine frequent updates are one thing most iPhone users DON’T brag about related to software.

22. PopeFrancis

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Well, none of those are true and yes, many of them brag about frequent updates.

30. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

If you believe that Android is as secure as iOS, there’s nothing more we need to discuss.

32. PopeFrancis

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I just evaesdropped you via FaceTime and you were accepting iOS is not as secure as Apple wants you to believe.

23. lyndon420

Posts: 6737; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Frequent updates mean nothing if this is the quality you are to expect. But yeah...very secure especially if you can't connect to the internet lol.

73. dimas

Posts: 3347; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

"most iPhone users DON’T brag about related to software." Because there's nothing to brag about broken software. Come on dude, let's be real here. Every update apple release opens up new skeletons in the closet. You can't enjoy your device in a year without going to tech support at least twice. Owned xperia phones for years. Sony don't offer the latest design, their marketing is always inferior to the big boys but I did not have any major headache with their software updates.

44. DolmioMan

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

There were cellular problems before this update, this article comes from Forbes who notoriously write BS articles about every iOS update.

18. lyndon420

Posts: 6737; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Even you gotta admit that this is getting pretty rediculous for a company like apple who has such tight control over their hardware and software. With each passing day (and PhoneArena article) I see fewer reasons to buy into apple and their products.

31. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

They have 500 million devices to update regularly. Let’s not act like this is Essential or some no-name startup who only sold a few thousand phones. Besides, quoting tweets about a few people experiencing issues is ridiculous! The only reason for this article to even exist is web traffic.

52. sissy246

Posts: 7078; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

OMG if this was Samsung you would be all over it. It wouldn't matter if it was just a few. Yes android gets bugs to so, why not just admit iOS does to.

74. dimas

Posts: 3347; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

"500 million devices to update regularly." If their estimated software maintenance cost is $4 per device, that is still a cheap penny compared to what they earn.

20. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

No android user ran around saying that. But apple users on the other hand, they're something else. It just works remember?

25. lyndon420

Posts: 6737; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Apple hasn't used the phrase 'just works' for a while now...for good reason.

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4110; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Are you using DuckDuckGo? Google has found several links regarding issues from 12.1.4 including Apple support forums.

76. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

As tech savvy as your avatar? Just do a web search on "iOS 12.1.4 issues".

5. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Did y’all just quote two tweets about a bug and put “many users affected” in the title? There are over 500 million active iPhones in the wild. Good lord, at least have SOME semblance of integrity.

17. kabel

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Exactly my reaction the writeup ... But then, again, PA run out of stories to write about and decided to write about two unfortunate Twitter users ... We both are commenting in a click bait article facepalm

21. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I think it was 3 tweets quoted, one has like 40 followers and others less than 10, so you know they had to really search and dig hard to get this “story”.

33. Jrod99

Posts: 715; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Long time no see. A tech expert got banned again.

46. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Yo good to hear from you too! What’d they ban him for this time?

49. Vancetastic

Posts: 1104; Member since: May 17, 2017

I was wondering that myself. I figured it was the usual...bizarre long winded anti-Apple rants, complete with misogyny!

58. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It was absolutely ridiculous how he'd go on tangents about women for no reason at all. Literally out of thin air "that's why women buy iPhones, cuz they don't know tech" one time. Completely unjustified (not to mention wrong) attack. Dude was trash of the lowest caliber.

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