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Update to iOS 7.1.2 coming, said to fix Mail issues

updated 10:15 pm EDT, Fri June 20, 2014

Also contains iBeacon improvements, 'missed call' bug fix, more

Despite no developer release, Apple is in fact working on an iOS 7.1.2 update that will likely appear in late June or early July, and offer some fixes for known issues in 7.1.1, say reports. The update, which first began appearing in web logs on various sites last month, is now said to have been handed over the carrier partners for approval. The incremental update is said to fix some known issues remaining in Mail and a lock screen security issue, as well as adding more support for Apple's iBeacons.



The carriers have allegedly been asked to sign off on the update by next Friday, June 27, reports MacRumors. The new build, 11D257, is said to resolve issues with email attachment encryption and a mail-downloading bug. It also addresses a lock screen vulnerability, but offers no details on the nature of the issue or whether it is a previously-reported flaw or a new one. The 7.1.2 beta is said to also fix data transfer issues from third-party apps (such as bar code scanners) and sport improvements to iBeacon connectivity.

A promised fix for a flaw in iMessage that can result in strangers receiving a users' iMessages if they give up using or change iPhones is not explicitly mentioned, but may also be included, the site reports. The timing of the carrier sign-off, which is likely needed due to the changes in Mail, suggests a very late June or early July release window for the update.




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