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Apple releases iOS 17.1.2 update for iPhone users

iPhones get a new software update (Image Source: Apple)
iPhones get a new software update (Image Source: Apple)
Apple has released an urgent software update for iPhones and has urged users to install it. The update will fix issues with WebKit, Apple's web browser engine. The same update is also available for iPads and MacBooks.

Apple has pushed out a software update for iPhone users. According to the notification, the iOS 17.1.2 update has “important security fixes” and it recommends users to install it. Apple’s security notes further elaborate on these fixes. With this update, two WebKit issues would be fixed - possibility of sensitive information getting disclosed and arbitrary code execution while using WebKit.

Users who have an iPhone released after 2018 have gained access to iOS 17 in September. This means, iPhone Xs, iPhoneXr, iPhone 11, iPhone SE second and third generation, iPhone 12, iPhone 13, iPhone 14, as well as the newly-released iPhone 15 variants will get a notification for the new software update. Users can choose to install it from General Settings > Software Update.

This update comes after the 17.1.1 update that iPhone users received earlier this month. As the last update was rolled out on November 7th, the next update, that is, 17.2, was expected in December. However, as per a MacRumors report last week, Apple had been working on this additional update.

In addition to iPhones, the iOS 17.1.2 update can be installed on compatible iPads as well. Further, Apple has also rolled out macOS Sonoma 14.1.2 update for MacBooks, including the new 2023 MacBook Pro with M3 Pro chip (curr. US$2,499 on Amazon).


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Nitisha Upadhye, 2023-12- 1 (Update: 2023-12- 1)