Download: iOS 12.4.1 IPSW Links, OTA Update For iPhone And iPad Released
You can now download iOS 12.4.1 final IPSW links and over-the-air (OTA) update. Apple’s impromptu release of iOS 12.4.1 is available for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices and will likely come as a shock release to some.
If Apple were to fall into and honour its own working practices, then we would have seen iOS 12.4.1 coming with the release of one or more pre-release seeds prior to the main version getting into the hands of the development community.
What has actually happened is that the company has realized the extent of its own internal mistakes and has ended up pushing out a brand new and extremely impromptu build to rectify those issues.
We are, of course, referring to the fact that the release of iOS 12.4 back in July resulted in the company removing a security patch which had previously been put in place. With this getting into the hands of the general public, jailbreakers and security researchers have been able to cobble together a functional jailbreak for iOS 12.4, and it’s all thanks to an internal Apple error. The company has needed to act to put that right and has done so with the release of the minor point update which is available right now for all users with compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.
Of course, it’s likely that Apple’s engineers have also taken the opportunity to squash a few bugs and tick a few items off the internal backlog as far as iOS 12.x.x stability goes but those items won’t get discussed as widely as the fix which has been put in place to rectify the security vulnerability which was re-exposed with the release of iOS 12.4.