Apple Releases iOS 12.4.1, tvOS 12.4.1, watchOS 5.3.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.6

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Apple has released a supplemental update for tvOS 12.4.1, watchOS 5.3.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and iOS 12.4.1. Apart from squashing some bugs, the updates are aimed at fixing a dreaded vulnerability on affected Apple devices.

Last week we had reported how Apple had unpatched iOS 12.4 and as a result, one could jailbreak the same. A member of Google’s Project Zero team reported the vulnerability to Apple. Typically, Apple patches newer iPhone models and makes it nearly impossible for hackers to jailbreak. However, in this case, they unpatched a vulnerability that was first fixed on iOS 12.3. As expected iOS 12.4.1 will fix the vulnerability and will soon roll out to iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users via OTA.

Meanwhile, the updates for tvOS 12.4.1, watchOS 5.3.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.6 are aimed at fixing existing bugs rather than adding new features. As per the release note, macOS Mojave 10.14.6 will fix the following issues,

  • Resolves an issue that may cause certain Mac notebooks to shut down during sleep
  • Fixes an issue that may degrade performance when working with very large files
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iMovie, and GarageBand from updating.

All the four updates are likely to be last updates before we finally move on to tvOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina and iOS 13. The 2019 iPhones with triple rear camera and new A12 chip are expected to be launched early next month. Excited about the iPhone launch? Let us know your favorite 2019 iPhone feature (rumored) in the comments below.