Apple on Tuesday rolled out a surprise update to all iPhone users, promising to fix a slew of bugs. However, what those fixes are remains a mystery.
“This update provides important bug fixes and is recommended for all users,” A very limited description of iOS 17.2.1 states.
The tech company released iOS 17.2 a week after releasing iOS 17.2.1, which includes several innovative features including a new Journal app and improved security measures.
This comes days after Apple released beta versions of iOS 17.3, leaving many users confused as to why another minor update would be pushed before the update’s widespread release.
While the techies didn’t detail the bug fixes in the English-language release, both the Japanese and Chinese versions promise to fix “an issue where the battery drains quickly under certain conditions.”
Rapid battery drain appeared to be a widespread issue for users after updating their iPhones to a previous iOS update, with many owners taking to the X to vent their grievances.
“Battery life on iPhone 15 Pro Max with iOS 17.2 is terrible. Rarely get 5-6 hours of SOT. It used to take me 8-9 hours! Technical content creator Written by Sharon Bava.
Apple did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.
Although Apple recommends the new update to all its users, the update doesn’t seem urgent.
It is not issued as a quick security response, which may indicate that security issues are not resolved.
The tech company may have released iOS 17.2.1 just in time for the holidays, so new users can update their devices before they get distracted by the holiday season or have new devices ready for gift giving.
iPhones have recently fallen victim to spyware attacks, prompting Apple to improve its security features.
The company released Stolen Device Protection in the iOS 17.3 developer beta last week, which prevents thieves from accessing smartphones with stolen passwords.
Stolen device protection starts when a user’s device is in an unfamiliar location, after which users must complete the aforementioned protocol.