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
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
Weather — Rain Snowfall Thunderstorm
Sprinting and sneaking
More difficulty modes — Peaceful Easy Normal Hard
Animation for switching blocks and items.
Enchantment table — Version exclusive: Book on table glows.
Anvils — All 3 damage types
Mob head — Inventory icons are not 3D. Wither cannot yet be created.
Nether brick fence
Nether brick slab
Nether quartz ore
Enchanted golden apple
Rabbit’s foot (creative only as rabbits have not been added yet)
Fermented spider eye
Bottle o’ enchanting (creative only as villager trading has not been added yet)
Creative inventory additions
Spawn eggs: Ghast Blaze Ocelot
Redstone dust (brewing only)
Boats: Spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, and dark oak variants
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.
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.
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
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