Apple released a special update of iOS – it’s only for iPhone, so you won’t see update badge on your iPads or iPods touch. Apple’s new iPhones – iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr – got issue with eSIM activation and issue with cellular connectivity in Turkey. Official release notes do not include security fixes or other changes/fixes, but is possible, that Apple was forced to release this update for Chinese market to remove patented Qualcomm functionality.
Last week, a Chinese court issued an iPhone sales ban on certain devices in China after ruling that Apple had infringed on two Qualcomm patents related to resizing and reformatting photos and managing applications using a touch screen when using apps, so Apple was forced to issue software update to remove problematic features.
As usual, backup your device and all datas before updating your iPhone.
New version number(s):
- iOS – 12.1.2