iOS 7.1.2 is out, brings bug fixes and iBeacon improvements

Apple patches iOS 7 bugs and improves the platform's underlying iBeacon technology.

Apple has released iOS 7.1.2 for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices running iOS 7.

iOS 7.1.2

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The update brings the following improvements and bug fixes to the iOS 7 platform:

  • Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
  • Fixes a bug with data transfer for some third-party accessories, including bar code scanners
  • Corrects an issue with data protection class of mail attachments

iBeacon is Apple's trademark for an indoor proximity technology which is, according to the company, "a new class of low-powered, low-cost transmitters that can notify nearby iOS 7 devices of their presence."

iBeacons are finding applications in malls, museums, sports venues and other places where there is a lot of iOS-toting pedestrian footfall.

This comes a little over two months following the release of iOS 7.1.1.

The update is available as a small OTA — Over The Air — update or as part of a much larger complete iOS 7 download via iTunes.

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