Apple iOS 12.1.2: 11 Reasons Why You Should Install It And 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn't

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Yesterday, we published an article about Min(Spark) Zheng (@SparkZheng), a prominent figure in the jailbreak community, teasing an iOS 12.1.2 exploit which could potentially lead to an iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak release. This time around, we spotted an interesting list that Apple fans might be interested with published the folks over at Gotta Be Mobile a few days ago. The list is about 4 reasons not to install iOS 12.1.2 and 11 reasons why you should.

11 Reasons Why You Should Install iOS 12.1.2

The first reason why one should install iOS 12.1.2 on their Apple device is for better security. To anyone who has sensitive data on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, this is definitely recommended.

The second reason is that it comes with new bug fixes. The firmware comes with:

  • It fixes bugs with eSIM activation for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max.
  • It addresses an issue that could affect cellular connectivity in Turkey for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max.

The third reason is the new Haptic Touch feature which is similar to 3D Touch. It can be used to expand notifications on the iPhone XR.

The fourth reason is that the firmware comes with dual-SIM support.

The fifth reason is for the Apple Watch Series 4. If you have Apple’s new fourth-generation Apple Watch, you definitely want to install iOS 12.1.2 because the Cupertino-based tech company recently rolled out ECG support for the smartwatch.

The sixth reason is for the people who bought a newer iPhone model on Sprint. To those who did, installing iOS 12.1.2 comes with VoLTE support.

The seventh reason is to take advantage of the features from previous firmware. For those who didn’t upgrade to iOS 12.1.1 or iOS 12.1, installing the iOS 12.1.2 will let you get the goodies from the previous firmware.

The eighth reason is for emojis. The iOS 12.1.2 comes with new emoji characters that iOS users will definitely love.

The ninth reason is for Group Face Time calls.

The tenth reason is for Screen Time. This feature is quite useful in closely monitoring how much your child is using an iPhone or iPad.

The eleventh reason is for iPhone XS and XS Max owners. Having your iPhone XS or XS Max running on iOS 12.1 allows you to quickly adjust the field of view in Portrait Mode.

4 Reasons Why Should Not Install iOS 12.1.2

First reason listed by Gotta Be Mobile as one of the reasons why you should not install iOS 12.1.2 is when you’re not fully prepared yourself or your device. The thing is, it’s impossible to predict how your device will handle it when installing new software, so it’s highly recommended to do a few minutes of prep work before deciding.

The second reason is potential bugs/issues. Although new software usually comes with new features and bug fixes, sometimes it also comes with its own problems as well.

Take for example the iOS 12.1.2. It comes with issues such as:

  • Abnormal battery drain
  • Broken Bluetooth
  • Random reboots
  • Issues with Face ID and Touch ID
  • Issues with first and third-party applications
  • Problems with Wi-Fi and cellular data
  • Installation issues
  • Problems with 3D Touch

The third reason is not to update is when you’re in the middle of a trip. If you haven’t experienced this yet, then consider yourself lucky. There are many horror stories from people who decided to upgrade while traveling with family, friends, or co-workers. Just to name a few issues they’ve experienced, these are:

  • Camera issues
  • Email issues
  • Problems with map and GPS

The fourth reason is for jailbreakers. For those who are into jailbreaking, they would think twice before updating their phone on the latest firmware.

Speaking of jailbreak, at the moment, the iOS 12 jailbreak is the highly anticipated public jailbreak release in the jailbreak community. When is it coming? That we don’t know. So far we’ve only seen proof-of-concept videos and exploits.

Also Check Out Our Articles About iOS 11 & iOS 12 Jailbreak

Just yesterday, we published a report about Min(Spark) Zheng’s iOS 12.1.2 exploit. He showcased an iPhone 6s running on iOS 12.1.2 (Build 16C101). With it, it reaffirmed the hope of a potential iOS 12 jailbreak release. We’re definitely hoping for an iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak release in the future.

Last week, we reported well-known hacker and developer tihmstar who announced that he’s working on an exploit for iOS firmware up to 11.4.1. In addition to that, we also have SorryMyBad of 360 Vulcan who promised to release information pertaining to an iOS 12.x.x vulnerability.

Do you agree with the reasons? If you have more to add, tell us in the comment section below.


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