Apple Inc. has officially seeded for download iOS 11.2.1 IPSW links as well as OTA update to the general public.
This release is not exactly the continuation of the iOS platform but that compatible device owners will also have access to a new version of iOS which actually gives them additional security due to the nature of the content within.
We all are accompanied with iOS 11.2, which was pushed as a major update with great new features. Today release is a continuation of that but exists to fix a recently discovered 0-day bug within Apple’s HomeKit which mystically appeared upon the release of iOS 11.2.
Indeed, iOS 11.2 is one of the highly-anticipated version of iOS which was packed full of new features, including Apple Pay Cash, but also shipped with a significant issue which leaves users home at risk.
And that was a serious issue, Apple rushed out iOS 11.2 ahead of schedule to fix another issue which was causing devices to get stuck with a boot logo. What exactly that meant 11.2 didn’t go through a strict QA process, resulting it shipping with this HomeKit issue. It was thought would have meant that malicious individuals would have been able to take control of smart accessories which offer Apple HomeKit connectivity.
The same connectivity would include intelligent plugs, smart lights, and perhaps more worrying, even HomeKit-compatible cameras in the home and intelligent locks which protect the property, otherwise.
In order to fix the issue, Apple acted swiftly to disable remote access of HomeKit devices to shared users, meaning that customers were actually protected from the big problem. However, the release of iOS 11.2.1 is here to fix the danger and pushed out more properly to devices that anyone installing it to a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch can now go back to use HomeKit devices without fear of compromise.
Anyone with supported iOS device is able to grab the latest iOS 11.2.1 release right now by launching the native Settings app and heading to General > Software Update. If an IPSW installation in your mind through iTunes, then that can be had from below.
iOS 11.2.1 Download IPSW Direct Links:
- iPhone 7 (iPhone9,1)
- iPhone 7 Plus (iPhone9,2)
- iPhone 7 (iPhone9,3)
- iPhone 7 Plus (iPhone9,4)
- iPhone 6s, iPhone 6
- iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE, iPhone 5s GSM, iPhone 5s CDMA
- iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
- iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (1st generation | 2nd generation)
- iPad (9.7-inch)
- iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3
- iPad Pro (9.7‑inch)
- iPad Air 1, iPad mini 2
- iPod touch (6th generation)
- iPhone10,4 (iPhone 8)
- iPhone10,5 (iPhone 8 Plus)
- iPhone X
Stay tuned for iOS 11.2.1 changelog and release notes and other log details.
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