Apple testing iOS 7.1.2 to fix email encryption and iMessage bugs

WWDC 2014 keynote is a couple of weeks away from now where Apple is widely expected to unveil iOS 8 – Apple’s next major firmware installment to its mobile operating system. But it seems like Apple will seen be releasing an iOS 7.1.2 software update as MacRumors reports that their web server is receiving hits from devices running iOS 7.1.2 firmware.

As per MacRumors, their website has been receiving visits from the devices running iOS 7.1.2 since last Friday. This hints towards an iOS 7.1.2 firmware update being internally tested by Apple employees. Activity from such devices is still low, which is typical for any minor update that may not require aggressive internal or external testing.

ios 7.1.2 web hits

Details about this rumored update are unknown, and don’t expect it to bring any new or major changes to the iOS. A minor point update usually means bug fixes, not new features or major improvements. Two main bugs, found in iOS, which got much media attention includes email attachment encryption and the iMessage bugs. iOS 7.1.2 update will most probably address these two issues. Apple has also acknowledged the iMessage issue that is affecting users who switch from the iPhone, and has promised a fix in a future update.

The current latest version of Apple’s mobile OS, which was released of April 22nd, is iOS 7.1.1. It brought Touch ID related improvements and bug fixes. Before that Apple has pushed iOS 7.1 on March 10th with a number of interface refinements, bug fixes, improvements, and new features.

Meanwhile, the jailbreak community is eagerly waiting to jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 that have been teased by several hackers. It remains to be seen if the release of iOS 7.1.2 software update will affect the release of the jailbreak.

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