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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.
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Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributor on

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

iOS 7.1.2

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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