This isn’t anywhere near as exciting as seeing another iOS 8 beta release, but Apple on Monday rolled out iOS 7.1.2 to the public. The release comes about two months after Apple unleashed iOS 7.1.1, and includes several smaller bug fixes, such as iBeacon enhancements and better compatibility with third-party accessories, including bar code scanners. Apple says the update also “corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments.” And there you have it.
You can download the update now by heading to Settings, General and Software Update. The update itself isn’t very large, so it shouldn’t take all that long. Any improvements made to the overall experience is always welcome, and these latest fixes will hopefully squash any issues folks have been experiencing with iOS 7.
iOS 8, meanwhile, is in its second beta, though many reports have suggesting it’s buggier than the first version; our own Jon Rettinger, meanwhile, has said his experience has been better than the first beta, so go figure. iOS 8 is expected to launch later this fall for free.