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Apple Releases iOS 12.1.2 to Address eSIM Issues

With only a week of beta testing behind it, Apple has released iOS 12.1.2 to the general public today.  The new build, 16D5024a, can be found by going to Settings>General>Software update on your iPhone or iPad.

This update, as you would expect, is all about bug fixes.  Specifically, it addresses some bug in the eSIM activation process on the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max.  It also addresses an issue that could affect cellular connectivity for users in Turkey.  Otherwise, there isn’t much new to be found in the iOS 12.1.2 update.

What isn’t in the release notes but is likely included in this update is a fix to address the sales injunction in China.  Last week, Qualcomm won a preliminary injunction on sales of older iPhone models. This is borne out of the legal battle between the company and Apple.  Apple indicated that they would have a software fix to address the patents in question.  The effort is to get the injunction lifted in China.  Equally, it is unclear if this software adjustment around these patents are being sent out to everyone or just builds in China.  It is likely universal as Apple likely wants to avoid the issue in other countries, including here in the United States.

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