Minecraft: Pocket Edition gets patched to version 0.12.1 today, adding quite a lot of community-requested features and putting it even closer to its PC

MINECRAFT POCKET EDITION 0.12.1 IOS RELEASE

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General

Cross platform play for up to five players between Pocket Edition and Windows 10
Controller and keyboard support — Can change controls within options.
Options — Option to reverse the location of the Sneak and Jump button. The jump button has been moved to the right side of the screen. Added a sneaking button in place of where the current jump button is (these are the new default controls.) Option to disable the auto-jump feature. Added camera mode slider in options (First-person, Third-person, Front third-person). FOV option slider.
New interact buttons — Feed: Used when breeding mobs; the “feed” button did exist for breeding wolves; now it exists for all mobs
Gameplay

Hunger
Experience
Weather — Rain Snowfall Thunderstorm
Sprinting and sneaking
More difficulty modes — Peaceful Easy Normal Hard
Animation for switching blocks and items.
Critical hits
Enchanting
Brewing
Blocks

Enchantment table — Version exclusive: Book on table glows.
Anvils — All 3 damage types
Brewing stand
Mob head — Inventory icons are not 3D. Wither cannot yet be created.
Flower pot
Soul sand
Nether brick fence
Nether brick slab
Nether quartz ore
Items

Glass bottles
Potion
Splash potion
Gold nugget
Golden carrot
Nether wart
Glistering melon
Golden apple
Enchanted golden apple
Rabbit’s foot (creative only as rabbits have not been added yet)
Blaze rod
Blaze powder
Ghast tear
Spider eye
Fermented spider eye
Bottle o’ enchanting (creative only as villager trading has not been added yet)
Poisonous potato
Enchanted books
Creative inventory additions

Spawn eggs: Ghast Blaze Ocelot
Glowstone dust
Gunpowder
Redstone dust (brewing only)
Slimeball
Sugar
Magma cream
Apple
Coal
Charcoal
Iron ingot
Gold ingot
Emerald
Diamond
Raw porkchop
Cooked porkchop
Steak
Raw chicken
Cooked chicken
Baked potato
Bread
String
Stick
Beetroot
Beetroot soup
Mushroom soup
Packed ice
Boats: Spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, and dark oak variants
Leather armor
Chain armor
Iron armor
Gold armor
Diamond armor
World generation

The Nether — Nether portals can also be up to 23×23 in size.All items previously obtained through the Nether reactor are now available through their normal means.
Nether fortresses
Mobs

Iron golems
Snow golems — Version exclusive: Shows jack o’ lantern as the head if used for building, in place of the pumpkin.Version exclusive: The pumpkin can be removed using shears, revealing the face of the snow golem.
Ocelots
Zombie villagers — PC 1.9 feature: Villagers retain their profession and clothes, which appear tattered, and have green wart on their noses.
Baby zombie villagers
Blazes
Wither skeletons
Charged creepers — Spawned when a lightning bolt strikes a creeper during a thunderstorm.
The 0.12.1 patch is currently out on Windows Phone and on iOS, following a one-day delay due to Apple’s certification process, with the Android release coming soon