Sometimes Apple is just so predictable, but not this time. Whereas earlier update underwent long betas, iOS 7.1.2 and OS X 10.9.4 arrived quickly with little preamble

Sometimes Apple is just so predictable and, other times? Well, they just aren’t. Recent iOS 7 and, for that matter OS X 10.9 Mavericks, updates have undergone long and extensive beta testing periods. Not so this time as both iOS 7.1.2 and OS X 10.9.4 updates are now available.

While these updates don’t offer any new features, there are long on bug fixes and security updates. Though not sexy, bug fixes and security patches are well worth your time.

New iOS 7.1.2 Update:

— Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
— Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners
— Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments
— And, of course, there is security content
— Via Ars Technica

New in OS X 10.9.4 Update:

— Fix for WiFi connectivity issues
— Wake-from-sleep issue affecting (mostly) MacBooks
— Safari 7.0.5, which is mostly about security
— Via: Fairer Platform

So, if you are running iOS 7 point whatever on your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you need this update. Likewise, Mac owners with OS X Mavericks install need to download and install OS X 10.9.4.

Again, these is nothing on either of those lists that will get your blood pumping. Nevertheless, there are critical security patches baked into both iOS 7.1.2 and OS X 10.9.4 — ie arbitrary app crashing and code execution — so you should make time to install both as soon as possible.

Hey, what about right now? And, then come back and sound off about what you found inside iOS 7.1.2 and OS X 10.9.4…

  1. Since upgrading to 7.1.2 I cannot download my email on my ipad but upgrading my iPhone 5s did not effect it

  2. Have now solved the problem by deleting my gmail account, re-booting the iPad and again adding the gmail account in Mail, Contacts and Calander.

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