Apple starts delivering iOS 8.1.2 update
Three weeks ago yesterday, Apple started sending another in its series of post-iOS-8 updates, releasing iOS 8.1.1. The big draw there was supposed to be enhanced performance on older iOS hardware (stuff running the ancient A5 chip), but real-world testing disputed just how substantial of an improvement users could hope to see. Still, there were some more concrete benefits, like freeing up some storage space on certain models. Today Apple follows 8.1.1 up with its next iOS update, sending out 8.1.2 to awaiting users.
What’s new? As shouldn’t be too surprising from a tiny (28MB) sub-decimal-point update, not a hell of a lot. General bugfixes? Sure, but only one major enough to spell out: an issue with disappearing ringtones purchased (who buys ringtones?) from the iTunes Store.
What we haven’t heard yet is anything about the effect of 8.1.2 on the 8.1.1 jailbreak, so maybe sit back and wait for someone to take a look at what security fixes Apple may have included here before jumping at the chance to install – at least if keeping the door open for jailbreaking is something you’d like to do, even if you’re not ready to take the plunge just now.
Source: 9to5 Mac