Apple releases iOS 7.1.2; update exterminates bugs and improves iBeacon

Apple releases iOS 7.1.2; update exterminates bugs and improves iBeacon
Apple has released iOS 7.1.2, which is a minor update that features a security fix and the extermination of some bugs. One bug that is fixed by the update, resolves a problem with data transfer that prevented third party apps, such as bar code scanners, from working. It even includes a fix for a security issue that affected the encryption of attachments to emails.

The update to iOS 7.1.2 will also bring some connectivity improvements and added stability to iBeacon. This is the connectivity tool that uses Bluetooth LE to send directed messages to iDevices based on location. For example, at the Apple Store, iBeacon can send a coupon for accessories to iPhone users standing in the accessories department of the store. Those looking at iPads could receive a coupon for one of Apple's tablets.

Apple started working on iOS 7.1.2 at around the time it released iOS 7.1.1. Apple's carrier partners just received the new build last week. The update is being sent out via an OTA update. If you're the impatient type, you can try to coax the update out of your device by using the software update tool in the Settings app on your iOS flavored device.

Apple has released iOS 7.1.2

Apple has released iOS 7.1.2


source: MacRumors

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22 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

to much bugs..

2. ChandlerBing

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Funny coming from an Android fan.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol what a burn

7. wilsong17 unregistered

According to Ifans apple is god so it must be perfect

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not all iFans have that mentality.

24. Droidrapist

Posts: 186; Member since: May 28, 2014

Apple is consistent because it doesn't have to trouble shoot software on 1,000 different hardware combinations, which can be unpreddictable. Get your s**t together. :P

10. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Ios 7 release: June 2013. Its Almost July 2014 now, yet Apple is fixing bugs. Figure it out.

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Silence from Apple regarding the hijacking of text messages if you move from iToy to someone else. You can check in to the Hotel Apple, but you can never leave….

13. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

September, officially came with iPhone 5s/c release. 6 updates since. Better than nothing. By the way, u might wanna read this: http://forums.androidcentral.com/google-nexus-5/398683-nexus-5-kitkat-4-4-3-upgrade-causing-new-issues-bugs.html :)

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

It was rolled out to devs in June. And those 4.4.3 bugs were not major or serious, not atleast for me. And they were solved in less than 2 weeks with 4.4.4

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Are you serious? Those were major issues.

20. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

4.4 didnt fix -wifi issues -battery drain -camera bug (annoying sound when taking vid) The point is no perfect OS is out there just blind fanboys.

21. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

True, there is nothing like a perfect OS. Also my comment wasn't for criticizing Apple, but poking the ifans claiming android as the more buggy OS. +1

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You know a recent KitKat update just fixed several major bugs, mainly reception on the N5 and the camera bug that caused battery drain. KitKat is how old again? I rest my humble case.

22. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

So one phone out of like 50+ running Kit Kat? How many models are running iOS 7? I rest my case

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Too* :)

17. Leo_MC

Posts: 6130; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Don't use it then.

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

........

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

….. PA may have a bug in their code.

15. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Actually I replied to #2 but it double posted, I simply edited it to blank.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Two areas that incur costs, go figure a prompt update.

23. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

At first I thought I read iBacon and got excited.

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