Various Apple iPhone models around the world lost cellular data connectivity after iOS 12.1.2 update

Various Apple iPhone models around the world lost cellular data connectivity after iOS 12.1.2 update
You might recall that two weeks ago, after Apple had pushed out the iOS 12.1.1 update, several iPhone users complained about losing cellular data connectivity with their wireless carriers. Last week, when Apple disseminated iOS 12.1.2, the update included a fix for "an issue that could affect cellular connectivity in Turkey for iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max."

Now, Forbes is stating that iOS 12.1.2 is bringing on new connectivity issues for owners of various iPhone models in multiple countries. One Twitter user in Miami with the handle @kevbrush, tweeted that after installing iOS 12.1.2 he had no cellular data connection. He tried resetting the network settings and resetting his phone, but to no avail. He also tried reinserting his SIM card, and that also failed to work. His phone still cannot receive cellular data. An iPhone user in Ireland tweeted that after updating her iPhone 7 to the latest iOS build, her phone says "No Service" and she cannot connect to her carrier.

Reports like these are coming in from all over the globe, and as we mentioned, they are not limited to the 2018 models. And it would appear from the Tweets we've seen that iPhone users in the U.S. might be affected the worse. Of course, the irony here is that part of the reason why Apple rushed out iOS 12.1.2 was to fix a similar connectivity problem in Turkey.

So if you own an iPhone model that can no longer connect to mobile data after installing iOS 12.1.2, don't be surprised to see iOS 12.1.3 rushed out early this coming week. Or perhaps Apple will add it to all the gifts and presents that Santa will be carrying on his sleigh Monday night.

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83. mike2959

Posts: 700; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

No issues with the iPhone XS Max.

85. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

We believe you.

81. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1620; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Not their first update to screw up connectivity.

65. wickedwilly

Posts: 789; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

I thought IOS 12 was a year out to fix all the problems that had accumulated over several years of bugs and fixes on bugs. Seems like it ended up the same as previous updates. One thing you can say about Apple and IOS though, is that they are consistent.

59. yalokiy

Posts: 1155; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Apple catching up to Google's pixels quality..?

47. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Literally just falling apart. Tim Cook will be fired, which he doesn't care anyways, by 2020. Because a coanony landslidong for se real years in a row, the CEO won't have a job usually very long. Like Microsoft. Apple really needs a new directional path. Android even with all brands combined, even including cheap p by ones costing less than $200, have far and away less problems than just one or 2 year models of iPhone. Yet the stupid fans will swear they getting quality. If quality means phones and tablets that easily bend with your hand, or in the box, with continuous updates for update that break other updates, for Face ID which unlocks to a face that is only just similar even with 3D technology, with constant connectivity issues with every single model, with cases which discolored from heat, from low quality cables and headphones, no fast chargers, notches, low battery capacity, fast battery drain batteries that are aged in just one year which others keep even cheap Androida and Nokia's for several years with the exact same battery,; you brainwashed slaves need to have your heads examined This is pure garbage. I have at present an iPhone 7, 2x 4S, 1 x iPhone 4, and all of them after 4 hours of less than normal usage, all drop the battery below 50% in less than 3 hours. While my old S3 and S4 which I used both for 1 year each, when inpower them on still last a full 8 hour work day. So far only our iPad Mini, and the original iPad Pro 10.5 still hold what appears to be excellent battery life. But this just makes no sense for a company y that literally makes 1 tablets in 2 sizes, 1 phone in 3 sizes, 1 watch and 1 workstation and 1 laptop in multiple sizes. While others make like se wral models, with several hardware combinations and you almost never hear of any issues. In fact the only main Android OEM who has had similar issues with their phone is only Google. Imagine that. The 2 companies who make their own OS, designs their own hardware and pays someone to make it, both have the most problems. At least Google is solely dependent on phone sales for money. APPLE though? Totally different ballgame. Once you fall from grace you usually never get back in it. APPLE is done and Samsung is gonna win in the end.

80. Usernameisnotsowitty

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 08, 2018

Dude, you having a "stroke?" I hope you are safe now...

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wonder what Apple's response to this trainwreck will be. These internet failures are well within our tolerable tolerances, and can be tolerated to a tolerable degree. The Big 6 hasn't reported any significant issues, and peaceboy bought another 79,308 iPhones, so we feel performance is tolerable. Our QC testers, located at 281 City island Ave, Bronx NY 10464, have assured us, that the iOS 12.1.2 is our best update yet, and all iGrazers should be satisfied grazing between the hrs of 10pm-2am.

30. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Yet Ralph Kramden is always right there buying a new iPhone, then comes and complains, instead of just selling the phone. Makes sense, gotta get them thumbs up. Just remember to hold that Note 9 in the horizontal axis when filming exotic Ocean Drive in Miami.

35. rouyal

Posts: 1603; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Spot on. What a clown.

71. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3201; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Ocean Drive is in Miami Beach not in Miami. The pretty people don't dare cross the Causeway into the real 305.

75. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

The real 305, holy crap that is lame. How old are you?

24. gjkiii

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

An iPad thats bent in the middle, a butterfly keyboard thats prone to breaking down and now this....Makes me wonder what their QC department is actually doing...

21. AxelFoley unregistered

Apple takes its time and gets it right.......in terms of profits, not phones.

18. libra89

Posts: 2354; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This is a reason why I never rush to update...

17. Oh_Juu_Eh

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 10, 2016

patch here and there.but.......

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm just wondering what the hell is going on at Apple. They no longer list iPhone units sold, they issue update after update, cause updates break updates. The iPad is bent out the box, prices skyrocketed, but features didn't, and QC, tanked. AirPower is now a myth, right along with Bigfoot, Nessy, Elvis being alive, and Trump's hair being real. The lone bright spot of 2018 has been the Series 4. The modem decision, iOS stability, iPad chassis integrity, and AirPower suck. I bet Apple can't wait for 2019. Damn Apple. Good thing Apple has peaceboy and Rouyal to keep them afloat. I wonder how the Apple Store at 281 City island Ave, Bronx NY 10464 is doing. That ones only open from 10pm-2am and accessible by cab or uber.

15. syed_itsa

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

An other RIM company Loosing its popularity Expensive Out of reach of average person An apple a day keeps dr away But An apple keeps us away from money

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4421; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Apple's official statement is that this lack of connectivity is well within their tolerance levels and you are to just deal with it...

11. Subie

Posts: 2467; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

How is it that the two most profitable players in the cell industry (Apple,Google) have the most issues with their hardware/software? With their money they should be having the least issues with the few devices they release to the market. Or could it also be that just about all devices have various issues and the media just prefers to report more when it happens to a particular few... I bet you could go into any device's forums and you'll find people having all kinds of similar issues.

14. Taphius

Posts: 112; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

Probably but my note 9 and 6t are the phones with no real issues so far this year. Just got a pixel 3 xl and it's already showing burn in to the sides of the notch (viewing s fill screen video on YouTube sites it easily). XS max had been great but boring and it's modems to suck something terrible. Literally half the wifi speed of the other phones I have unless I'm right next to the router.

28. Taphius

Posts: 112; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

That's a given. All products will have issues to some extent. Just stating what I've seen so far. Sometimes its a small problem others it's product line wide.

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My Note has been very very unproblematic, buy my Max has daily issues. I'm constantly putting it down, cause it's messing up on the internet.

73. tedkord

Posts: 17529; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The only issue I've had is that Waze doesn't work with Android Auto, which sucks because I love Waze. Otherwise, it's been rock solid. Smooth, fast, no app crashes, and the battery is the real deal.

58. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

There will always be issues. Bit Apple has far and away more when you consider how less product they have

29. Alex_12

Posts: 62; Member since: May 30, 2018

About Burn in, this cannot be true. I have the smaller version from the beginning which has LG poled and didn't experience any issues. The bigger brother has the latest Samsung oled, which got A+ score... You probably have a defective unit.

38. Taphius

Posts: 112; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

Thats what im guessing. Some others on reddit and xda are reporting the same issue on new outta the box 3 xls, so something is up with it, or google has a permanent 'shade' in that area regardless of what is being show. Just got told by support that it is normal...so we shall see.

57. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

No! Money doesn't solve problems. The reason they should have the least amount of issues is because they sell the least amount of product. Samsung sells how many products? Yet all of them combined ha e less issues vs Apple. Here is the issue. APPLE is new at designing phones like Google. Other have been making phones for years. There is a guy on YT I cant think of Jo's name, bit he is the one who posted a video showing Apple ripping off customers on repairs. Je has a new video showing how Apple has made a huge mistake in how it makes certain parts for the Mac. Electronics 101 and Apple is a complete failure at it. Here it is in case you wanna view it. https://youtu.be/jahtu1_idVU Samsung OS the better company when it comes to quality. I dont care what Apple aims at their BS keynotes. It just make me cringe when I see all of them on stage tryi kn g to sell you garbage with fancy worlds and marketing gibberish that means absolutely nothing. "Liquid Retine Diaplay" is a perfect example of marketing BS that means nothing. Taking Liquid from LCD and using it for marketing, to hype a product to make an 800p display sound like it's better than anything in the world is pure deception at its best.

61. midan

Posts: 3272; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Or could it also be that just about all devices have various issues and the media just prefers to report more when it happens to a particular few... " You got it! The bigger you get the more easier people will report your device problems.

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