iOS 6.0.1 released; iOS 6.1 now available for developers

iOS 6.0.1 released; iOS 6.1 now available for developers

Apple has today pushed out the first minor bugfix to their recently released iOS 6 mobile operating system. The bugfix resolves several issues with the OS including, the camera flash not going off in some cases, a bug where the iPhone may not use the mobile network and improved the reliability of the iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th gen) WPA2-encrypted Wi-Fi networks. For the full list, see below. It is interesting to note that iPhone 5 users must download an “updater” package via Software Update in order to download iOS 6.0.1 as updating the firmware over the air on the iPhone 5 does not work prior to this update.

iOS 6.0.1 Changelog

  •  Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air
  • Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard
  • Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off
  • Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the mobile network in some instances
  • Consolidated the Use Mobile Data switch for iTunes Match
  • Fixes a Passcode Lock bug that sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass deetails from lock screen
  • Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings.

For the security conscious among you, iOS 6.0.1 also fixes a few security issues. The security documentation, outlined here, stops iOS applications from ‘seeing’ kernel addresses accidentally included in headers from API requests and fixes an issue with WebKit whereby JavaScript arrays were handled in such a way that could cause the browser to crash and/or malicious code executed.

In addition to this, iOS 6.1 has also been released to developers today. I haven’t got access to a changelog yet as I am not enrolled in the iOS Developer Program, but as soon as I have I will update this story. Stay tuned!

Source: iOS Software Update screen

Via: MacRumours

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  • Richard Trahar

    It also breaks the timer on my iPhone 5, 4S and iPad 3 :(

    Minutes work great but setting the hours corrupts the timer.

    • Richard Trahar

      The issue is caused by the time format. Switch to the 24hr clock and the timer works perfectly, if I switch back to the 12hr clock, the timer is corrupted again.

      This is definitely something Apple needs to address.

    • Jamie Hoyle

      Thanks for sharing this, just to clarify is that a problem that existed in iOS 6.0.0 or did it appear after the iOS 6.0.1 update?

      • Richard Trahar

        Only appeared on the 6.0.1 update, worked fine before.

  • Anonymous

    they missed out that it will ever so slightly slow down all your devices and eventually make them unusable (see iphone 3g and ipad 1).
    Eventually you’ll get so pissed off with it, you’ll have no choice but to part with yet another 500 quid to buy the new new new iPad.

    i stopped playing the apple game a while ago!!!!!!

    • Steve

      I don’t see any other OS getting support for that long? What game do you play now then? Android where you don’t get updates for months and then support gets dropped after a year? or how about windows phone where the entire platform is split in 2? Or how about blackberry where the entire platform is abandoned and no current devices will be updated?

      • Anonymous

        just not the apple one. im all for support but then why would you want support for a device thats been hobbled by the manufacturer.

  • 4FoxSake

    Still no fix for bluetooth issues, come on Apple!
    There’s hundreds of posts on the Apple Forums about compatibility issues with bluetooth devices since iOS 6