The update promises fixes to plenty of problems, but also sets up iOS 8
There are only a few short days to go until the Worldwide Developers Conference and Apple is getting ready to release iOS 7.1.2, which will come with fixes for several bugs that have been reported recently.
Apple Balla reports that the new update has been showing up in web logs and this minor update is expected to bring a few fixes and tweaks, but will also be setting up the major changes that will be happening with iOS 8. In particular, there are two problems that Apple is going to be needing to fix as soon as possible. The first is their iMessage problem that was brought to their attention in the form of a class action lawsuit. This bug has already been fixed on the server-side, but it is going to be made right through a software update, according to Apple. There will also be a change that will fix the problems with email attachment encryption, which was reported earlier in the month.
This all is just buying time, though, until WWDC, when they are expected to reveal the changes that they are making for iOS 8. They are expected to begin releasing beta builds sometime before September, when they are also expected to be releasing an updated iPhone with a larger screen and enhanced features. The timeline will have to wait for an official announcement, but it will definitely be coming in the next few months if their schedule remains the same as it has been in past years.