Apple to send out iOS 7.1.2 within two weeks; update to repair iMessages bug and much more

Apple to send out iOS 7.1.2 within two weeks; update to repair iMessages bug and much more
An update to iOS is on the way, according to a report that was published on Friday. The next build of Apple's mobile OS is version 7.1.2, and the software has been sent to Apple's carrier partners for testing. The release to consumers is expected to take place sometime in the next two weeks, and will include some bug fixes and security patches. iOS 7.1.2 will also improve iBeacon connectivity.

One of the bugs being repaired by the update, is one that fails to encrypt email attachments. Apple originally failed to admit that these attachments were not being protected. A German security expert had spotted this flaw as far back as iOS 7.0.4, and had alerted Apple to the problem. After iOS 7.1.1 was released in April, Apple admitted that it had a problem and said it would soon issue an update to fix it.

Besides repairing the encryption problem, iOS 7.1.2 is also supposed to fix a problem where the email app doesn't download email messages. Another fix is supposedly designed to prevent access to a limited number of apps via a lock screen vulnerability. Another small fix will handle data transfers from third party accessories.

One problem that has been driving former iDevice users batty, involves iMessage. As we told you before, when an iOS device user switches to a new platform without disconnecting his number from Apple's system, iMessage will intercept text messages sent to the former iOS user, and will not forward them to his new device. Last month, Apple said it would fix this problem.

Sometime over the next two weeks, iOS 7.1.2 should be sent out to your iOS flavored device, so keep an eye open for the notification of the OTA update.

source: AppleInsider

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27 Comments

1. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

apple th!nk d!fferent !!! love yoa apple !

2. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

But I though apple's own iPhone is a marvel of it's own,it can't be beaten,there are no bugs,only in lagdroid.It's magic,impossible *sarcasm*

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Yeah, iOS is the best - only needed to get to 7.1.2 before approaching stability. Although…, we will have to see if actual user experiences show a truly stable release. Better hurry up Apple, 'cause v. 8 (and no more support for v. 7) is just around the corner (September, 2014).

4. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Who is lagging behind now?

10. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

What version is your android phone running?

23. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

LMFAO probably ICS

26. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

ice coated sh*t nihohaoha

5. FingerMyApple unregistered

iMassage ftw!!! :)

6. mturby unregistered

congrats IOS users. u all get ur updates, on time. unlike android. kit kat 14% marketshare...hahaha... ps: android fan.

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

They all do? Apple made all their own phones, but I don't think they all get updated as you allude. Not sure how, if half of them are always rebooting and force closing out. Closed buggy system, all in house design, icrashos. Android user.

8. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

There you are, hating with that fanboy mentality like always. I still don't understand why you live and love to hate Apple, as you keep ignoring my questions directed toward you. Once again, just curious is all because I don't really know why people on this site come on here just to hate certain companies. There are many mature tech users here. Why can't you be like them? Just an honest question is all.

18. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Stripped down version on time vs. full version later. Neither sound perfect, IMO.

19. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

Refresh my memory, how did the ON TIME (since that is soooooo important) ios7 update treat 4 & 4S users? Hm? Oh wait I remember! It broke their phones and forced them to get a new one! I know that because I made BANK off those poor souls who came in to upgrade their phone with me. Convinced half of them to go Android. "So, you're here today because apple broke your phone and won't do anything about it. Sure you want to stick with them? Let's talk Android or WP. You'll love it! If not bring it back."

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Get that update out to me Cook, I love my timely goodies.

13. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

I don't think you know what the word "timely" means. "Timely" would've been at worst weeks after the huge glaring flaw was discovered (by an outside source, no less, gotta love that apple quality control") , not months after the fact.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Get lost man, bother someone else. I've nothing to discuss with you. Go find Arte.

15. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

Or what? You going to assault me and break into my home? I thought someone who wants so bad to be a grammar Nazi would appreciate having their errors pointed out.

16. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Even the noobs like roundhouse are following arte's footsteps. Don't worry dark. Also, Roundhouse shouldn't be pointing anyone's errors out after that sentence he just put down.

17. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

See, the difference is I don't give a s***. If I want to, I can put together a grammatically perfect sentence, it's not hard. See, the difference is dark likes to be an ass and correct people's grammar and spelling, when every other post he makes has errors. See, the difference is, if you are going to insist on being Captain Grammar, you should probably have, bare minimum, a rudimentary understanding of...well...grammar.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said bucky. +1

21. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Thank you. The new kids joining here don't even troll tastefully. They don't even know how to do it properly in the first place.

11. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Apple is so good in so many things except their iMessage and iCloud. Wonder why.

22. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

and iMaps ;p

12. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

It just works! LOL

24. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

First up, let me level with everyone here.. I have used 3 Android devices, 1 Windows device & 1 Android device that was hacked to make it run Ubuntu. I have never owned any apple product, whether it's an iPhone, an ipod or an iPad. My very limited experience with Apple is the few minutes I spend every week with my colleague's iPhone 5s in office. But this sentence seems extremely disturbing to me.. " when an iOS device user switches to a new platform without disconnecting his number from Apple's system, iMessage will intercept text messages sent to the former iOS user, and will not forward them to his new device." I have never had this problem when switching Sims between my old Nokia Symbian phone to Android, between Android & Windows phone & even between several Android device brands/models. This means only one thing - apple owns my number. I need permission from Apple to switch platforms or I need to inform them before hand. I thought only carriers like AT&T and Verizon owned numbers. I really don't understand why the iPhone captures messages meant for me. Isn't this criminal? I am not an apple troll & I have confessed that I don't own an iPhone. I know that Apple is called a walled garden which is seen by fans as a valid compromise for the tightly integrated app ecosystem it offers. But this is unacceptable - plain n simple.

25. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

Yup, I have had to deal with this. Unless you deactivate the old SIM (which nobody ever does, it is not necessary) before changing devices, this happens.That was a fun 2 hours with support that ended with me saying "I don't know what else to tell you, this is only something apple can fix. Your best bet is to head to apple and go back to an iphone." Which was the last thing she wanted to do, indicated by the tears of rage.

27. Jotsc unregistered

Hey !! IOS 7.1.2 update available now for iphone5, 5s, 5c and ipad air , ipadmini. Few bug fixes

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