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Apple confirms iOS 12.1.2 addresses Qualcomm patents, introduces new Force Closing App animation in China



Apple on Monday released iOS 12.1.2 exclusively for iPhone. The software update resolves bugs related to eSIM activation on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, addressing a problem that may affect mobile phone connection in Turkey on these devices, according to Apple's release notes.


In China, iOS 12.1.2, as planned, also implemented minor changes to record two Qualcomm patents that prompted a Chinese court to issue a provisional order on iPhone 6s through iPhone X last week, according to Apple's Chinese release notes. These changes were not mentioned in any other country.

A translation of the iOS 1

2.1.2 release notes in China:

iOS 12.1.2 contains iPhone fixes. This update:

– Fixes eSIM activation error for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max

– Addressing a problem that may affect mobile phone connectivity in Turkey for iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

– Introduces a new animation when you lose applications

– Updates for Inserting Contact and Wallpapers

MacRumors unveiled a video on Weibo of the new compelling application on an iPhone running iOS 12.1.2 in China. Instead of moving up and down the screen when it closes, which looks like Qualcomm's patent in China, apps now seem to shrink when they close.

Video Credit: 灰 原 帆 / Weibo


As pointed out on Twitter by our boss Eric Slivka, it appears that Apple may have rushed the release of iOS 12.1.2 to address Qualcomm patents and possibly other time-sensitive bug fixes. The update that was previously supposed to be iOS 12.1.2, will probably exceed IOS 12.1.3.



In a statement issued on Tuesday, Qualcomm's chief lawyer Don Rosenberg states that Apple continues to "flout legal system" by breaking the provisional ban, which should have resulted in affected iPhones not available for purchase in China and by handing out misleading statements about the raid.

Apple called Qualcomm's effort "Another desperate movement of a company whose illegal actions are under review by regulators worldwide" and said that "Apple and many other companies, consumers and the government will suffer really irreparable harm" if an iPhone Promotional ban should be maintained in China.


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