A few months ago, Apple released the iPhone 17 update for the iPhone 15 lineup and some older models. Since then, the Cupertino-based tech giant has been actively addressing known bugs and vulnerabilities. The most recent developments include the release of iOS 17.1.2 and macOS Sonoma 14.1.2 as the latest OS versions, aimed at resolving minor issues on supported iPhone and Mac models. Additionally, Apple is currently working on iOS 17.2, expected to debut next month, featuring notable improvements to the Journal app and the Music app.

The updates, iOS 17.1.2 and macOS Sonoma 14.1.2, are currently being rolled out for eligible iPhone and Mac models. These updates bring security enhancements and fixes for identified issues on iOS and macOS. Users can conveniently access the updates over the air, installing them on compatible iPhone and Mac models, starting with the iPhone 11 and iMac Pro (2017 or later).

To download the iOS 17.1.2 update, users can navigate to the Settings app on their compatible iPhone units. Simply go to Settings > General > Software Update and follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest update. It is recommended to connect the device to a power source during the update installation process.

The iOS 17.1.2 update addresses two actively exploited flaws in Apple’s WebKit browser engine, which were targeted against older models. These vulnerabilities posed a risk of stealing sensitive content. Apple acknowledges the exploitation on versions prior to iOS 16.7.1 and has patched CVE-2023-42916 and CVE-2023-42917 updates. Enhanced input validation and improved locking mechanisms were implemented to address these issues.

iOS 17.1.2

Looking ahead, Apple is actively developing the iOS 17.2 update, expected for release later this month. This update introduces a new Journal app for iPhone and brings enhancements to the Apple TV app, including new clock and weather widgets, collaborative playlists in Apple Music, and more.

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