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Apple releases iOS 14.2.1 to fix bugs found in the 5G iPhone 12 series, but not the one you're worried about

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Apple's iOS update fixes bugs in the 5G iPhone 12 series, but not the one you're worried about
Last week, Apple released iOS 14.2.1 targeted explicitly to new iPhone units that have been experiencing certain bugs that have popped up since iOS 14.2 was disseminated on November 5th. That update added 100 new emoji and also moved music discovery app Shazam to the Control Center. 

That could make it quicker and easier to find out the name of that tune you like that is playing in the background of a certain television show. And if you're wondering why Apple is giving this special treatment to an app, well it turns out that Shazam was purchased by Apple almost three years ago for $400 million.


Unlike the update to iOS 14.2, which was accompanied by updates to iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS and others, Apple released the update to iOS 14.2.1 only. It is available for the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. To find the update go to Settings > General > Software Update. It exterminates a bug that prevented some MMS messages from being received, fixes sound quality issues on some Made for iPhone (MFi) hearing devices when listening to audio on the iPhone, and kills another bug, this one found on the iPhone 12 mini, that makes the Lock Screen unresponsive.


Again, this update is not meant for any other iPhone models outside of those in the recently released 5G iPhone 12 lineup. This is not a major update by any stretch of the imagination, and it has nothing to do with the green screen issue that has recently afflicted some of the newer iPhone models. But if you own one of the affected units it would still behoove you to update your handset to iOS 14.2.1.

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  • Display 6.1 inches 2532 x 1170 pixels 60Hz Refresh rate
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A14 Bionic 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2815 mAh
  • OS iOS 15.x
Apple iPhone 12 Pro specs
  • Display 6.1 inches 2532 x 1170 pixels 60Hz Refresh rate
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A14 Bionic 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2815 mAh
  • OS iOS 15.x
Apple iPhone 12 mini specs
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  • Display 5.4 inches 2340 x 1080 pixels 60Hz Refresh rate
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A14 Bionic 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2227 mAh
  • OS iOS 15.x
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max specs
  • Display 6.7 inches 2778 x 1284 pixels 60Hz Refresh rate
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A14 Bionic 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
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