Apple now up to second beta on iOS 6.1.3; update will fix passcode flaw

Apple now up to second beta on iOS 6.1.3; update will fix passcode flaw
When Vodafone warned Apple iPhone 4S owners not to update their device with iOS 6.1, it did so because the update was preventing users of the handset from making and taking calls, making and taking text messages and surfing the web. So out came iOS 6.1.1 which had problems of its own relating to syncing with the Microsoft Exchange calendar and a rapidly draining battery. So out came iOS 6.1.2 to fix those bugs. Which it did. But it didn't fix another problem that was allowing strangers to break into passcode protected iPhones.

So now comes word that the second beta of iOS 6.1.3 has been sent out to developers, with the necessary passcode repair. Actually, because Apple had to scramble to send out patches when they could, this is actually iOS 6.1.1 beta 2, but was renamed to iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 and includes some changes to the Apple Maps application in Japan. Those improvements include a new preference in turn-by-turn navigation for highways over smaller roads. And Japanese Apple Maps users will now be notified when they are about to turn onto a toll road.

Hopefully, Apple will push this out soon for those passcode users who are now vulnerable to having their inner secrets stolen from them.

source: 9to5Mac via BGR

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39 Comments

1. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

love the picture of the Apple in the apple

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Smells like a addiction to the brand logo if even apples looks better with Apple logo on it... :D

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well you must have that addition as well as you post on every Apple article..

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I post on majority PhoneArena.com articles so...

26. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Same here. I think gallitoking is just jealous of you, PAU.

33. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

For sure! :)

39. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

can you please change your ava to a more appropriate one ?

13. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

gallitoking, what is up my man? Long time no speak. How are things? What's up with iOS? Now they have 6.1.3? Why is the once perfect OS having so much difficulty these days? I thought iOS was problem free? lol **(sarcasm)**

16. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well the only ones that always seem to have a problem with Apple are the fandroids.. lol.. is always nice to hear from you SAE, everything looking good on my side of the pond...

34. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Everything is good. Sorry for the late response, I had dinner at my parents tonight. I am glad things are going well for you. This time of year is real busy for me, because we have to issue W2 for all employees. Also I just wanted to point out that no OS is perfect. All OS's have issues at some point. Remember me saying that way back then? lol

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said gallito

9. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

have it tattooed ... at the most comfortable place :)

14. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

lolzzzz they still can't get rid off from their buggy iOS hahahaha No matter how many fixes or updates they release :p hahahahha

17. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

No doubt the next update will disable some other random feature! They can always release 6.1.4 and 6 1.5 and 6.1.6.......! Luckily for apple there is plenty of variations they can use until they final fix the buggy os. The bugs have been causing a lot of grief for carrier staff instores, many customers complaining, all we can say is its apples fault

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Me too it looks weird, but a cool weird. I saved it to my camera roll

29. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Same. It's like a turd on top of a big ol pile of sh*t!

30. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Same.

35. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

One of the few times I will agree with you. Whoever did it has talent.

38. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Who cares, let all there updates be same, with bugs and no improvement, to busy litigating, others, that fruit is really a bad fruit, I wonder what Gods going to do, the eyes of truth

2. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Naaaah , I will wait for iOS 6.1.4567853 that will fix all the bugs( and I am sure that it will bring more bugs )

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

nope...iOS 6.2.3456789 will do it

10. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Well actually Apple is working on taking money from carriers for every patch pushed because ultimately it's the end users who pay for data so apple want's a share from that also on per user basis ... that's why you have so frequent patch fixes which always breaks something ... "1 Infinite Loop"

3. legend1

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

hopefully it won't patch the evasion jailbreak

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Apple need to do much more with their OS than only fixing minor bugs, but what iOS users can expect if Apple even unable to fix minor bugs... And according to the past, updates should fix bugs, but for some reasons in exchange they just brings few new bugs...

6. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

So lets see what 6.1.3 breaks so that they fix in 6.1.4 so that "1 infinite loop continues" :)

8. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I love Android... But there is definitly a huge advantage to not allowing OEMs and carriers to modify your OS in anyway, and this is it. A fix can be coded, tested, beta tested and sent out in a matter of days. And just about everyone can get the updates. Sure, there are still hiccups here and there, but waiting months and in many cases over a year for an update is ridiculous. Hopefully, Android will see this as further proof as to why skins and bloatware need to be either Google Play apps or at the very least optional. +1 to Apple.

18. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Or you could go Nexus...

25. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Oh, I'm with you on that. But if you're a VZW or Sprint customer, not even having a Nexus device helps.

19. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

The vast majority of handsets now with ics or above have the option of 'disable' for pretty much every app,stock of network bloat. For the most part bloat ware apps can be now disable and out of sight

36. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

What OEM's could do if they are so scared of all phones software looking the same..... have it come pre installed...and make it extremely easy to remove. Like a widget or 3rd party home screen/launcher. That way ppl that know how will remove it if they want. Those that dont mind will leave it as is. OEM and users both get what they want.

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