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Banglazed

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iOS 12.4.8

Release Date ―
July 15, 2020
Build Number ― 16G201
Darwin Kernel Version ―

iOS 12.4.8 provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.

Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

New Features & Changes
New Issues
Remaining Issues
Resolved Issues
Additional Notes

  • Intel iPhone XR/XS/Max: 1.06.02
  • Qualcomm iPhone 8/8 Plus/X: 3.70.01
  • Intel iPhone 8/8 Plus/X: 2.03.06
  • Qualcomm iPhone 7/7 Plus: 5.60.01
  • Intel iPhone 7/7 Plus: 3.03.04
  • iPhone 6/6 Plus/SE: 7.70.01
  • iPhone 6S/6S Plus: 5.70.01
  • iPhone 5S: 10.80.02
  • Qualcomm iPad Pro 9.7: 5.60.01
United States
  • Verizon - 36.0.1
  • Visible (MVNO Verizon) 34.0
  • Verizon (iPad) - 35.0
  • T-Mobile - 36.0.2
  • T-Mobile (iPad) - 36.0
  • AT&T - 36.0.2
  • Cricket - 35.5.3
  • MetroPCS -
  • U.S. Cellular - 32.5.9
  • Sprint - 36.1
  • TracFone/Straight Talk/Walmart Family Mobile - 36.1
  • Xfinity Mobile 36.0.1
United Kingdom
  • EE - 36.0.1
  • BT-UK MVNO on EE- 36.0
  • Three - 36.0
  • O2-UK - 36.0
  • Vodafone UK - 36.0
  • Virgin Mobile MVNO on EE- 34.0
Belgium
  • Orange B - 32.5.7
  • BASE - 33.0
Canada
  • Videotron -
  • Rogers - 36.0.1
  • Fido - 35.5
  • Bell - 35.0
  • Telus - 32.5.12
  • Freedom Mobile - 34.0
France
  • Orange France - 31.5.1
  • Orange Morocco - 31.5
Germany
  • O2-DE - 36.0
  • Vodafone.de - 36.0
  • Telekom.de - 36.0
Netherlands
  • KPN -
Southeast Asia
  • Singapore Singtel -
  • Philippines Globe - 36.0
  • Philippines Globe (iPad) - 36.0
  • Philippines Smart - 36.1
  • Thailand AIS -
  • Malaysia Umobile - 33.0
  • Malaysia Maxis -33.0
  • Malaysia Digi -
  • Malaysia celcom -
  • Hong Kong - 32.0
Sweden
  • Comviq -
  • Tre - 31.0
Switzerland
  • Salt - 35.5
  • Sunrise - 36.01
  • Swisscom - 35.0
Ireland
  • Eir - 33.5
Australia
  • Optus - 32.0
  • Telstra - 36.0
Turkey
  • Turkcell (Lifecell) - 32.0
  • Vodafone TR - 32.0
  • Turk Telekom - 32.0
Poland
  • T-Mobile -
  • Orange - 32.0
  • Play - 31.0
India
  • Airtel - 35.0
  • Jio - 36.0
  • Vodafone Idea - 35.5
Mexico
  • Mexico - Telcel - 35.0
Guatemala
  • TIGO GT -34.0
OtherDocomo - 32.5.10
  • AlwaysOnline -
 
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gaanee

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Software updates makes iOS and iPhone very appealing in comparison to Android phones. Samsung and other phones may have better specs on paper and Android may offer more flexibility than iOS, but for $1000 phone, long-term software support is more important because your phone is only as good as the OS and apps it's running.
Google Pixel seems to be the one that comes close in terms of support because Google controls both the hardware and software and they are not relying on new phone sales for profits.
 
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rweed

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Yep, planned obsolescence at its finest. /s
Yes, it is. Against my better judgement, I updated my 6+ to 12.4.8. Totally kills the battery. Lost 90% over 12 hours with no activity. I'm pissed at myself more than anything. I knew Apple would try to pull this sh*t.

"That's an old phone." Uh, it worked until Apple screwed it up.

Update occurred at 9pm:

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I7guy

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Gotta be in it to win it
Yes, it is. Against my better judgement, I updated my 6+ to 12.4.8. Totally kills the battery. Lost 90% over 12 hours with no activity. I'm pissed at myself more than anything. I knew Apple would try to pull this sh*t.

"That's an old phone." Uh, it worked until Apple screwed it up.

Update occurred at 9pm:

View attachment 940399
I don't notice much of a difference on my 5s.
 
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rweed

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Did a soft (two-button) reset and charged it up. After that, been sitting there for two hours on my desk at 100%. Whatever the issue was, it's gone apparently.
 
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Geoff-AU

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Did a soft (two-button) reset and charged it up. After that, been sitting there for two hours on my desk at 100%. Whatever the issue was, it's gone apparently.

iOS is well known for doing post-optimisation tasks after an update. Don't judge battery life until a few days have passed.

 
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Fozzy_AG

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Aug 12, 2020
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For those praising Apple for supporting older devices, they are not doing it because they are nice but because otherwise it will cost them.

If you forgot already, they did quite the opposite and need to pay for it.

 
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C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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For those praising Apple for supporting older devices, they are not doing it because they are nice but because otherwise it will cost them.

If you forgot already, they did quite the opposite and need to pay for it.

Doesn't seem like those are related.
 
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j120

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Aug 12, 2020
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I don't notice much of a difference on my 5s.
You were lucky. My 5s did automatic update to 12.4.8 and now I cannot make nor receive calls! It says to connect it to a computer with the latest version of OS but I only have a 2012 MacBook with Sierra. Any solutions anyone can offer? I hate updates. And now no chance of returning. Help please....
 
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ScreenSavers

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You were lucky. My 5s did automatic update to 12.4.8 and now I cannot make nor receive calls! It says to connect it to a computer with the latest version of OS but I only have a 2012 MacBook with Sierra. Any solutions anyone can offer? I hate updates. And now no chance of returning. Help please....

A 2012 MacBook should run Catalina, which can update your iPhone to 12.4.8.
 
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j120

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Aug 12, 2020
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A 2012 MacBook should run Catalina, which can update your iPhone to 12.4.8.
Maybe but a) my hard disk does not have enough space and b) I can't afford another update problem on my computer as well. Am sitting in depth of rural India and no chance of repairs or help in these lockdown conditions! Is there no other solution? Does it have to be done on ones own computer? I was quite happy as it was - kicking myself for not noticing phone was on automatic update.
Any other solutions?
 
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j120

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Aug 12, 2020
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A 2012 MacBook should run Catalina, which can update your iPhone to 12.4.8.
The phone updated itself to 12.4.8. That is when the problem happened. I borrowed a friend's computer with Catalina but it just said it was fully updated so could do nothing. I tried a network reset on the phone but no change. I tried a different sim in the phone and same issue. I tried my sim in another phone and it worked fine. So any suggestions what to do next? Especially in todays isolated circumstances one is lost without a cellular services.
 
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C DM

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The phone updated itself to 12.4.8. That is when the problem happened. I borrowed a friend's computer with Catalina but it just said it was fully updated so could do nothing. I tried a network reset on the phone but no change. I tried a different sim in the phone and same issue. I tried my sim in another phone and it worked fine. So any suggestions what to do next? Especially in todays isolated circumstances one is lost without a cellular services.
Might need to reinstall to see if that might help.
 
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j120

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Aug 12, 2020
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Might need to reinstall to see if that might help.
How do I do this on a phone? If I could uninstall, I would leave it with the previous operating system which had given me no trouble! Sadly this not possible.
 
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C DM

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How do I do this on a phone? If I could uninstall, I would leave it with the previous operating system which had given me no trouble! Sadly this not possible.
You'd need a computer to reinstall. From the phone itself the closest you can come to that would be resetting all settings, which might be worth a try.
 
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j120

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Aug 12, 2020
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Happy to report that having found a friend with Catalina, I was able to do a restore through his computer and the cellular service returned!
 
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Donnaiphone5s

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Happy to report that having found a friend with Catalina, I was able to do a restore through his computer and the cellular service returned!
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Me too! my 5s stopped working after the 12.4.8 update, but I don't have a Mac I have a PC so no Catalina that I know of. I tried everything, all the troubleshooting protocols and as a last resort I wiped the phone with the full reset. Now my phone says Hello, choose country, manual set up, then it says cannot activate phone. It is time for a new phone anyway, but I would like to have my phone work until I get a new one - Any ideas would be appreciated! I'm in the US if that matters. Thank you..
 
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segfaultdotorg

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No 12.4.9? They had been updating every two months for the last bit. Wish Apple would be more clear about defining the end of the road.
 
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C DM

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No 12.4.9? They had been updating every two months for the last bit. Wish Apple would be more clear about defining the end of the road.
It's really been mostly security fixes that warranted releases. Seems like there might not be something like that at the moment and at some point they will likely stop even those as they really didn't do much of those before for older versions.
 
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