Recently there have been many reports about a couple of iOS bugs that have surfaced and even though Apple has said that it is aware of them it hasn’t exactly rolled out a fix. That might change in the very near future. It looks like the iOS 7.1.2 release is just around the corner. Devices running on this firmware have already shown up in web logs and even though activity is low, that can be attributed to an early stage of testing.
The version number evidently shows that this is going to be an incremental update. Users shouldn’t expect to receive any new features with iOS 7.1.1. It is highly likely that the update might not even be put through a developer testing period. System tweaks and bug fixes might be all that iOS 7.1.2 brings when it is released.
Recently an iOS 7 bug was reported which left email attachments unencrypted. The flaw was found to existing in all versions since iOS 7.0.4 through iOS 7.1.1. It was reported to Apple which acknowledged the bug and said in a statement that it was working on a fix that will be delivered in a “future software update.”
The second major bug making waves over the past few weeks is the one causing iMessage texts to disappear. Apple has said that all server associated problems have been fixed whereas “an additional bug fix in a future software update” will take care of any lingering issues.
It is highly likely that both of these bugs will ultimately be squashed in iOS 7.1.2. While it can’t be said for sure when exactly the update might be rolled out, given that testing has already begun, it might not take too long.