Yesterday, January 22nd, Apple rolled out new updates for its operating systems, such as iOS 12.1.3, macOS 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2. Today we’ll talk about iOS 12.1.3 and what it would bring. All these releases do not come with new features or visual changes, but, under the hood, they boast several bug fixes and improvements in stability and performance, as well as some security patches.
iOS 12.1.3 comes out to fix a scrolling bug in Messages, an audio-related issue in iPad Pro, and the graphical error that occurs in some photos. Also, the new iOS 12.1.3 resolved the disconnecting bug that affects CarPlay for the users of iPhone XS, XS Max, or iPhone XR devices.
The new iOS 12.1.3 also addresses some bugs related to Apple’s HomePod smart speaker.
iOS 12.1.3 Update Launched With Bug Fixes and Security Improvements
According to the official iOS 12.1.3 release notes, this update:
- Fixes an issue in Messages that could impact scrolling through photos in the Details view
- Addresses an issue where photos could have striped artifacts after being sent from the Share Sheet
- Fixes an issue that may cause audio distortion when using external audio input devices on iPad Pro (2018)
- Resolves an issue that could cause specific CarPlay systems to disconnect from iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max
- Fixes an issue that could cause HomePod to restart
- Addresses an issue that could cause Siri to stop listening
In short, iOS 12.1.3 update is only boasting several under the hood changes and improvements, so we’ll not get new features or any visuals changes.
Apple Also Revealed Some Changes The New macOS 10.14.3 Brings
Also a minor release designed to fix some bugs and bring some improvements, macOS 10.14.3 update, according to Apple, comes with improved “security, stability, and compatibility of your Mac and includes the following enterprise content: when making a file-sharing connection that uses a valid Kerberos TGT to authenticate, users are no longer prompted to enter credentials.”