Apple Releases Updated Version of iOS 12.1.2 for iPhone

Apple this morning released an updated version of iOS 12.1.2 that features a new "16C104" build number, up from the "16C101" build number used for Monday's release.

We don't know why Apple has released a new version of iOS 12.1.2, but the updated build is likely meant for those who have not yet updated to the new software. It could contain small bug fixes or tweaks that are not significant enough to require a full release.

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iOS 12.1.2 is available only on the iPhone, and it can be downloaded over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings > General > Software Update. If you've already updated to iOS 12.1.2 earlier this week, you probably won't see the newer version.

iOS 12.1.2 was an update that Apple rushed out with a few bug fixes and some important software changes in China meant to deal with patent infringement issues.

On December 10, a Chinese court issued a preliminary sales ban on the iPhone 6s through the iPhone X in China after deciding that Apple had infringed on two patents related to resizing photos for use with wallpaper and closing apps.

The iOS 12.1.2 update in China changed the behavior of iPhones, introducing a new shrink-style animation when force closing apps and a new share sheet for setting contact and wallpaper images.


This particular part of the iOS 12.1.2 update only affected users in China and has not changed the behavior of iPhones in other locations. With the tweak, Apple has said it is in compliance with the Chinese court's ruling and has continued to sell older iPhones, despite objections from Qualcomm.

Beyond the change to iPhone behavior in China, the iOS 12.1.2 update also fixed a cellular connectivity issue in Turkey and addressed some eSIM activation issues.

Top Rated Comments

adrianlondon Avatar
46 months ago
It corrects the bend in the latest iPads.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Xenomorph Avatar
46 months ago
Hey Apple, how about some information about what is in all these different builds?
* We update the app regularly so we can make it better for you. This version includes several bug fixes and performance improvements.
* General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience
* Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
* Minor enhancements and bug fixes.
* Bug fixes and enhancements
* Bug fixes and performance improvements.
* Fixed what needed fixing and squished some bugs.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
46 months ago
I haven't even installed the first 12.1.2 update yet, since there is no mention of changes for the iPhone 7 Plus.

I may sit this one out too until things stabilize a bit.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
centauratlas Avatar
46 months ago
Hey Apple, how about some information about what is in all these different builds?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nfl46 Avatar
46 months ago
TRUMP2020 MAGA also to everyone making fun of my password y'all don't know security.
But I still don't see this update chief. idk what going on. Where's Kim at? I'll check her phone she got that XS MAX. Bigger than her booty tbh
Lmao! Hilarious!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kanyay Avatar
46 months ago
Someone please take Kanye's phone! He's at it again!
To everyone making fun of my password y'all don't know security.
But I still don't see this update chief. idk what going on. Where's Kim at? I'll check her phone she got that XS MAX.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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