Released Tuesday, iOS 12.1.3 doesn’t deliver any new features, but fixes a number of bugs and security vulnerabilities, including a scary FaceTime flaw.
According to Apple’s release notes about the security fixes, the FaceTime vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to “initiate a FaceTime call using arbitrary code execution.” The bug affects iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and the sixth-generation iPod touch.
A separate Bluetooth flaw affecting the same devices could allow “an attacker in a privileged network position … to execute arbitrary code,” Apple wrote. To read about the other security vulnerabilities addressed in this update, head here.
Besides that, the update addresses several benign but annoying bugs that impacted scrolling through photos in the Details view in Messages, caused “striped artifacts” to appear on photos, caused audio distortion on iPad Pro, and caused some CarPlay systems to disconnect from iPhone XR$749.99 at Verizon Wireless, XS, and XS Max.