During yesterday, Apple launched a new version of iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. We talk about iOS 12.4.1, a version that arrives a month after the landing of iOS 12.4.
The update is now available for download on all iOS 12 compatible devices via OTA (Over The Air) in the Settings app. Specifically in Settings> General> Software update.
IOS 12.4.1 version comes with a very interesting curiosity, and that is Apple has corrected a small vulnerability which allowed hackers to install the Jailbreak.
Do not update if you are thinking of installing the Jailbreak
Although the Jailbreak community is getting smaller and smaller thanks to the many new iOS inspired by it, there are still many users who want to install the Jailbreak on their iPhone and iPad devices.
If that is your case, you should not install this version of iOS 12.4.1 since it shields the vulnerability that allowed its installation.
Jailbreak is becoming less popular for three reasons. First, the functions that were once available exclusively in the Jailbreak (such as screen recording, personalization, chat effects or multitasking) are now also available on iOS.
Second, companies like Apple pay up to $ 1 million for information on bugs and vulnerabilities that allow attackers to access the iPhone. So, instead of creating the Jailbreak, a hacker can simply become a millionaire.
And the last reason, which is no less important, is that Apple It has been shielding its operating system year after year in such a way that today it is very difficult to hack.
Apple has corrected the problem quickly
According to an official document of Apple, the company of the bitten apple already knew the existence of this vulnerability that opened a door to the Jailbreak since the launch of iOS 12.3. But they accidentally reopened the door with the iOS 12.4 update.
These are the indications of the update and the vulnerability:
“Available for: iPhone 5s and later versions, iPad Air and later versions, and iPod touch of 6th generation.”
"Impact: A malicious application might be able to execute arbitrary codes with system privileges."
"Description An application after this problem was corrected with improved memory management."
After the hackers discovered that the vulnerability was available again, it didn't take them long to re-arm the Jailbreak for iPhone and iPad. In addition, this security problem meant that the mobile devices of the bite apple company were vulnerable to hacker attacks, and that is why Apple He has corrected it quickly.
If you expected any other news regarding iOS 12.4.1, we are sorry to disappoint you since the description of Apple This version of the mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch only indicates “Important security and stability updates”. Be that as it may, its installation is highly recommended for all users immediately to avoid possible scares.
IOS 12.4.1 compatible devices
This is the mobile device list of Apple which can update to the latest version of the mobile operating system of the block:
- Iphone 5s
- Iphone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini 5
- iPad 5
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air 3
- iPad Pro 9.7 ″
- iPad Pro 12.9 ″ (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5 ″
- iPad Pro 12.9 ″ (2nd generation)
- iPad (2018)
- iPad Pro 11 ″
- iPad Pro 12.9 ″ (3rd generation)
- iPod touch (6th generation)
Waiting for iOS 13 …
During the WWDC conference in 2019, the apple logo firm presented a large number of software news on its different platforms. One of the biggest surprises was the introduction of iPadOS, a renowned operating system specially dedicated for all compatible iPad models.
With the arrival of the iOS 12.4.1 update, much less is left for the imminent release of the Golden Master version of iOS 13. In September, probably in the middle of the month, Apple will present its new generation iPhone. And, along with them, iOS 13 will be launched with such interesting features as night mode, new accessories for Memojis, security options for logging into third-party applications, Reminder renewals, improvements in Apple Maps and endless other features.