The iOS 7.1.2 release date is not so coming soon as Apple is reportedly working on rolling it out in the near future.
The latest update is round the corner. According to the MacRumors pages, near the end of last week, there are various devices which have started showing up running this slightly updated software.
The activity level is not too high which means that it could still be in the early stages of testing.
The update is expected to focus on bug fixes and other tweaks. According to the site, it will probably not be put through a developer testing period.
The two main issues that seem to be worrying iOS users at the moment include certain problems with email attachment encryption and glitches with iMessage users. Apple obviously promised to fix both of these issues.
The iMessage issue stems as users lose messages when they switch away from the iPhone to a different device. This is not because they have their phone numbers disassociated from iMessage. The problem has worsened recently due to server problems.
iOS 7.1.2 should be aimed at correcting these issues as it will be the first software upgrade to roll out since the time Apple has promised to correct the problems.
Apple is expected to unveil iOS 8 at this year’s World Wide Developers Conference starting June 2.
The new software builds should be available around that time. However, the official public roll out will take place when the new iPhone is introduced.
Even as the device is rumoured for a fall launch, there have also been murmurings of it hitting the market during the summer.
iOS 7 featured a completely renewed and redesigned layout for the software whcih brought Apple up to date with its most fierce competitor, Android.
iOS 8 is rumoured to bring new music identification software to devices. This is currently being developed by Apple and Shazam.