Apple Releases iOS 7.1.2 for iBeacon, Bar Code Scanners, Mail Attachments

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Apple released iOS 7.1.2 on Monday, a maintenance release that fixes three specified issues: an issue with Apple's iBeacon technology, an issue with data transfer with bar code scanners, and an issue with attachments in

Apple's patch notes in full:

iOS 7.1.2

This update contains bug fixes and security updates, including:

  • Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
  • Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners
  • Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

This release hasn't yet been added to the security site linked above.

The update is a 1.44GB download through iTunes for iPhone 5s. The over-the-air update is a comparatively svelte 32.3MB on iPhone.

The OTA update for iPad Air is 28.8MB. iPad mini (non-Retina Display) was 22.4MB.

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Jeff Gamet

I installed iOS 7.1.2 on my iPhone 5S, iPad Air and non-Retina iPad mini, and it seems to be working fine on all of them so far. No word yet on if my pants fit better and my shave is closer.



The updates appear to have stalled and hung on both my iPhone 5s and iPad Air. The update bar hasn’t moved on my phone in an hour.

I may have to reset them and do the updates next week when I get back from Europe.

Scott B in DC

I don’t know why Apple still publishes that one link to a page with a list of security updates. They do not update that page in a timely manner and the information is less than helpful. While I know how to read and understand the CVE information, Apple would do its users a great service by summarizing each fix. Even Microsoft does that!

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