iOS 5.0.1 to fix iPad Smart Cover bug too
1. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Why would they talk about security issues. They don't want people to know about and exploit them.
2. remixfa (Posts: 14193; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
they want people to continue to think they somehow have infallible security issues... even though they are always the first hacked at national competions.. 12 seconds is the record.
But yea, if its not being made a big deal of, why announce it and create undue rumors and panic.
3. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
People could exploit it, but you get the word out so people can protect themselves. Especially in a case like this where all you have to do is make sure you go back to the homescreen before locking your iPad.
7. AngusNG12345 (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
you're right, but I found out that you can actually delete downloaded apps on the homescreens.
12. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Huh? What did that have to do with what Michael said?
The work-around is to go back to the homescreen, and then lock your device. This circumvents the security issue with the smart cover that allowed access to "open" apps.
In this scenario, you are not LEAVING the device stuck on the homescreen for an intruder to delete apps, you lock it.
4. xtremesv (Posts: 238; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
Humble? Apple, the company that thinks everything they do is so amazing and perfect??? Yeah right!
6. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
That was Steve Jobs, not Apple. There's every reason to believe the company will be more humble without his voice.
5. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
What is it with people worrying about the security of their devices. What kind of idiot stores PII on their phone or tablet?
9. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
I think this is a joke, but let me try an alternative...
"Why is everyone so worried about security on their mobile devices? It's not like you store addresses and phone numbers to everyone you know. Oh wait...."
10. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
If it's not a joke....
How about facebook, twitter, email, address book access that can all be linked back to you?
8. Mobilephonereviews (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)
The smart cover bug was bit annoying. I think this iOS 5.0.1 updation will end up with a positive result.
11. roscuthiii (Posts: 1873; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Off topic a bit, but since the battery bug was mentioned: I was looking at a recent full breakdown of the the iP4S and was wondering if some of the battery drainage could be because of the power management of the two U-shaped antennas.
It was said that only one antenna would be used at a time and the iPhone would switch according to whichever was the appropriate to use. That got me wondering if maybe even when one antenna wasn't being used it was still drawing power, or if maybe the system used to make the determination has a glitch where it's constantly processing & switching antennas (possibly because of fluctuating signal strength & attenuation).
Just a pondering since some people have reported that changing the time zone settings didn't fix their battery drain.
13. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
I want to hear an answer from Apple about what CAUSED the battery issue (and headphone echo issue). Hoping they don't just release a patch that "magically" fixes the issue without giving the cause.