Two New iOS 12.1 Critical Vulnerabilities Reported

Like iOS 11 last year, iOS 12 is off to a bad start. In its version 12.1 released at the end of October, critical vulnerabilities and bugs are even more than in the original version.

Delivered at the end of October by Apple, the first update of iOS 12, the iOS 12.1, has two critical flaws. One gives access to recently deleted photos via the Safari browser, while the other allows users to bypass the Face ID and Touch ID authentication functions to access contacts. Other bugs are related to Wifi and battery management.

iOS 12.1 Launched With Several New Features

New features in iOS 12.1 include group conferencing management via FaceTime, 70 new emojis, and support for dual SIM for eSIM on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, the iPhone 2018 models Apple rolled out earlier.

Designed for iPhone and iPad, iOS 12 was presented at WWDC 2018, Apple’s annual developer conference, on June 4th. After a series of beta versions, iOS 12 was launched on September 17th, 2018. With this new version, the Cupertino-based tech giant promises increased performance. “Even if the environment is very busy, applications will be able to launch twice as fast. As for the keyboard, it will run 70% faster,” Apple estimates.

From the iPhone 5s released in 2013 to the latest iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max released in parallel with the new iOS version, “iOS 12 will optimize the speed as no other version has done so far.”

What’s Next For Apple? iOS 13

While the two before-mentioned critical vulnerabilities are not quite very threatening as they cannot be done remotely, they are still two of the most severe leaks of privacy found in an iOS version.

On the other hand, the fans are already turning their attention towards the next iPhone and iPad operating system, iOS 13 about which many rumors have already emerged on the Internet, about one year before its release.

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