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Apple Releases iOS 8.4.1 A Week After iOS 8.4

Posted by Tim Angel on 9th Apr 2018

Surprise! A week apart from the release of iOS 8.4 and Apple releases a mysterious iOS 8.4.1 update. Unlike other software updates, iOS 8.4.1 has no details as to what it does.

Though Apple goes mysterious, this software would most likely involve bug fixes, performance enhancements, and less changes in its operating system. This kind of release would often mean a disable of popular jailbreaks such as TaiG. However, these functions would often be under “Bug Fixes” and/or “General Performance and Stability Improvements” but it seems that Apple did not release such notes.

What’s less worrying about the mysterious iOS 8.4.1 is that it is not for consumers just yet. This software or 12H304 as its build number is still under the care of developers and will undergo several renewal before the public can make use of this upgrade. Hopefully by this time Apple will be able to give out more information about iOS 8.4.1 and will not leave their consumers wondering.

Apple has announced the limitations of the current iOS 8.4 including the missing Home Sharing function which will now be addressed to the new iOS9 and is said to be launched by early September together with iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus which is just weeks away.

It has been estimated that an average release for a new iOS would take over 60 days but another iOS 8 release is rather strange since it only took Apple one week to release. This must have been something that Apple prioritises the most knowing that iOS 8.4 has bug fixes coming to iOS 9. This would then mean that jailbreaking is Apple’s top priority.

The rush that Apple did to release iOS 8.4.1 shows and ending to iOS 8 which is said to be the most updated version in the history of iOS. Aside from the iOS 8.4, Apple has made available an update to OS X Yosemite or OS X 10.10.4 for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Such report indicated that this new update would be focusing on fixing network issues and enhancing security and stability.