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Old Jun 20, 2014, 04:58 PM   #1
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iOS 7.1.2 to Address Mail, Lock Screen, iBeacon Issues in Coming Weeks




Nearly a month ago, we noted that Apple was apparently working on iOS 7.1.2, as revealed in our web logs by the appearance of visits from devices running the operating system version on Apple's networks.

At the time, we had no information on what the update would include, but suggested it was likely to include fixes for an email attachment encryption issue and problems for users leaving iOS for a different platform trying to disassociate their phone numbers from iMessage. In both cases, Apple acknowledged that it was working on fixes for the issues that would be included in a future software update, and iOS 7.1.2 will be the first public update released since those statements.

MacRumors has now learned that Apple is indeed nearing a public release of iOS 7.1.2 and has begun seeding carrier partners with a version of it, termed build 11D257. Apple has apparently asked carriers to sign off on the update by Friday, June 27, indicating that a public release could occur the following week.

According to sources, the build of iOS 7.1.2 does indeed address the email attachment encryption issue, as well as a bug in downloading emails. Also included in the update is a fix for a lock screen vulnerability that could allow access to "limited apps". While we can't say for certain, Apple may be referring to the "missed call" lock screen bug publicized earlier this month.

Finally, iOS 7.1.2 is said to include both improvements to iBeacon connectivity and a bug fix related to data transfer with third-party accessories such as bar code scanners. There is no explicit mention of any fixes for iMessage, but they may still be quietly included in the release.

Visits to MacRumors.com from devices running iOS 7.1.2
Since the first appearance of iOS 7.1.2 in our web logs back in mid-May, traffic from devices running the upcoming operating system has increased fairly gradually with the exception of a spike on the day of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.

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Old Jun 20, 2014, 05:01 PM   #2
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Missing from update -- iMessage fix!
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 05:01 PM   #3
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MR does fair bit of snooping on who visits ... learning from google eh ?
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 05:03 PM   #4
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I expected only bug fixes since IOS 8 will be out soon.
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 05:04 PM   #5
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When are we going to get back the ability to dump bulk emails, like you could in iOS 6?!
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 05:12 PM   #6
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How do I switch off iBeacon ? - does leaving the bluetooth off do it or do I need to go further ?
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 05:12 PM   #7
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"There is no explicit mention of any fixes for iMessage, but they may still be quietly included in the release."
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 05:20 PM   #8
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It is very cool to me that the devs at apple visit this site
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 05:26 PM   #9
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 05:26 PM   #10
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It is very cool to me that the devs at apple visit this site
It's why I complain here. I figure it'll get at least a few eyeballs. I would be wise for management to follow these forums also, though I doubt they do. I've seen so many companies go under for failing to address forum complaints, even going back to the days of Usenet, and before that dialup BBSes and fidonet.
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 05:33 PM   #11
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I expected only bug fixes since IOS 8 will be out soon.
Generally x.y.z release are bug fix releases even when the next minor (x.y) or major (x.0) release isn't on the horizon yet.
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 05:44 PM   #12
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It is very cool to me that the devs at apple visit this site
Yeah thats awesome. I hope they look at the forums.

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The problem with the graph is I don't know how many devices were talking here. Remember in math they said EVERY graph needs to have the Y axis labeled?
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 05:46 PM   #13
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Yeah thats awesome. I hope they look at the forums.
Me too. I'm sure they could use a good laugh every once in a while.
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That's a relief, even though i don't use iBeacons
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 06:00 PM   #15
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Yeah thats awesome. I hope they look at the forums.

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The problem with the graph is I don't know how many devices were talking here. Remember in math they said EVERY graph needs to have the Y axis labeled?
In general, yes, that's usually true, however in cases like this where the graph is there to demonstrate some increase or decrease it's not as important as it's the relevant/comparative increase/decrease which can be seen visually without specific numbers which is important.
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 06:05 PM   #16
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How about fixing the iCloud movie downloads?
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 06:30 PM   #17
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How about fixing the iCloud movie downloads?
OMG is that still broken?!?! I don't use it but a friend tried to do it back in January and it turned into a two day nightmare. "Just works." lol
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 06:34 PM   #18
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Coming in weeks? Isn't that what we've been hearing for weeks already?
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To what devices? AppleTv / iPhone / iPad ?
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To what devices? AppleTv / iPhone / iPad ?
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 07:41 PM   #21
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What about battery life issues?
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In general, yes, that's usually true, however in cases like this where the graph is there to demonstrate some increase or decrease it's not as important as it's the relevant/comparative increase/decrease which can be seen visually without specific numbers which is important.
Yeah but I still want to know how many, this could be a few it could be millions. I don't know.
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Hopefully an update to address most bugs for people who will stick with the iPhone 4 for some more time.
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I just hope there's a jailbreak for it.
Does iOS 8 take away your reason(s) for jailbreaking?
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