Less than two weeks after the last significant iOS 12 update — one which brought a wide variety of new features and changes to the platform — Apple has returned with a smaller (but no less necessary) update.On Monday, Apple shared iOS 12.1.2, which addresses a bug
relating to eSIM activation on the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, though there haven’t been any reports about eSIM issues to our knowledge. The update also includes a fix for “an issue that could affect cellular connectivity in Turkey” for all three 2018 iPhone models.
Here are the release notes for iOS 12.1.2, which are once again incredibly lean and likely don’t tell the full story:
Fixes bugs with eSIM activation for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS MaxAddresses an issue that could affect cellular connectivity in Turkey for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max.
That’s all that Apple was officially willing to say about the update, but the fact that this update is rolling out right after Apple’s dust-up with Qualcomm in China might not be a coincidence. Late last week, Apple told Reuters that it would “deliver a software update for iPhone users in China addressing the minor functionality of the two patents at issue in the case,” and while it has yet to be confirmed, the timing certainly adds up.