Get your iPhones prepared: Apple is secretly engaged on a brand new iOS 17.1.2 replace, based mostly on ends in a information website’s customer knowledge.
MacRumors reported Monday that it had noticed visits from browsers operating iOS 17.1.2, which has not but been launched to the general public and even beta testers. The one believable conclusion–aside from an unlikely case of refined spoofing–is that Apple’s inside groups are testing the upcoming replace by visiting websites on the general public net.
The final time this occurred (as lately as iOS 17.1.1) Macworld was in a position to replicate the outcomes utilizing our personal net analytics, however that’s not the case this time round. No one operating iOS 17.1.2 has visited Macworld.
When Apple launches a serious replace for the iPhone, iPad, or Mac, the corporate releases a beta testing model earlier than the official launch. That approach, customers and software program builders alike can attempt it out and spot any bugs. This consists of the large annual X.0 updates, similar to iOS 17.0 this summer time, and even X.X updates similar to iOS 17.2, which is already in beta.
On condition that it seems to be in inside testing, it will be affordable to anticipate the 17.1.2 replace to roll out to the general public inside a matter of days. This case is barely totally different, as most of Apple’s company workers get the week of Thanksgiving as a vacation, and this replace is subsequently more likely to be held again till subsequent week. As MacRumors notes, final 12 months’s iOS 16.1.2 was launched on November 30, virtually per week after Thanksgiving. That will put iOS 17.2 on tempo for a mid-December launch.
As for the precise content material of the replace… that is still a thriller. X.X.X level updates typically occupy themselves with bug fixes and safety updates fairly than new options, however we don’t but know which of them will probably be addressed this time.