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Apple brings bugfixes your way with today’s iOS 9.2.1 release

Apple’s most recent iOS work has been proceeding with at least two simultaneous forks: Beta builds of iOS 9.2.1 started headed out to devs back in mid-December, and earlier this moth we saw the first test release of iOS 9.3 land. We were hoping that meant that a final iOS 9.2.1 public release could be right around the corner, and today we come back from lunch to find just that waiting for us, as Apple begins sending iOS 9.2.1 out to its users.

The name of the game this release is “bugfixes,” and while Apple isn’t yet providing a comprehensive list of what unwanted behavior’s being corrected, it does give us at least one specific fix: the same app-install MDM issue we heard about last month.

A document published by Apple last week offers a little insight into security-related iOS 9.2.1 improvements, mentioning fixes in WebKit, as well as several memory-corruption and privilege-escalation attacks.

Right now, we’re still unsure if this release contains the fix Apple promised for the iPhone 6S battery status bug – which we told you about earlier today – but given the language Apple employed at the time, we wouldn’t be surprised if that one sits things out until iOS 9.3.

We’ll update this post if and when we learn anything more about iOS 9.2.1 changes; until then, give it a spin for yourself and let us know in the comments if you spot anything new.

Source: Apple
Via: Cult of Mac

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