After releasing iOS 12.1.2 yesterday and with iOS 12.1.1 launched earlier this month, the Cupertino company has announced that iOS 12.1 signing has stopped. Effectively from today, downgrading to iOS 12.1 is no longer possible, but users can still downgrade from 12.1.2 to 12.1.1 if they wish to do so.
Apple has stopped signing older versions of iOS a long time ago in order to prevent users from downloading and installing order iOS version. This also prevents considerably slows down jailbreaking attempts since there is a large gap between the latest official iOS release and the latest jailbreak release.
As the years passed the need to downgrade your device has significantly decreased. The main reason may be over-the-air updates, which are available more often in comparison to traditional updates available via iTunes.
Users can now install either iOS 12.1.1 or iOS 12.1.2. Released when December began, iOS 12.1.1 addressed a variety of bugs while also adding new features. The update introduced Dual SIM support with the addition of eSIMs being available for a larger selection of publishers. The iPhone XR also allows users to preview notifications by using haptic touch. Among the bugs fixed we can mention one that rendered FaceID unusable for a random period of time, a few Messages typing bugs and an issue with the correct display of time zones among other things.
The newly released iOS 12.1.2 fixed some major bugs that affected the activation of eSIMs on the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max, while also fixing a connectivity issue that involved iPhones sold in Turkey.
Some sources also claim that the new patch will address the current patent issue that Apple faces, as the company has been sued by Qualcomm under the claim that several patents owned by the latter were breached by the American giant. A ban has been placed on select iOS devices earlier this year but Apple argued that all the devices it currently sells will receive an update that will address the functionality offered by the patents.
Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.