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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