Apple releases iOS 6.1.2, fixes various bugs but not the passcode flaw

Apple releases iOS 6.1.2, fixes various bugs but not the passcode flaw
You might recall that European carrier Vodafone warned Apple iPhone 4S users not to update to iOS 6.1 because of a problem that affected connectivity and prevented users from making phone calls, sending/receiving texts and surfing the internet. That led to iOS 6.1.1 which had its own peculiar problem of causing the battery on the Apple iPhone 4S to drain faster than normal while at the same time, making the phone run hot enough to fry an egg on it. At the same time, another flaw in iOS 6.1 allows strangers to break into a passcode protected Apple iPhone.

In the midst of all of the hoopla surrounding the introduction of the HTC One, Apple on Tuesday released iOS 6.1.2. The 12.8MB update (Build 10B146) fixes a bug that was interfering with the Exchange calendar sync which was apparently the problem behind the battery drain issue. Unfortunately, the update fails to repair the flaw with the passcode. iOS 6.1.3 anyone?

source: MobileSyrup

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34 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Apple seems to not exactly have its act together. Serial software releases with one problem being fixed while others remain isn't exactly the best way to do software releases.

27. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i-FAULT

2. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Don't worry folks, we'll have this all squared away by iOS 6.1.8...there's nothing wrong with your device! As Steve used to say, "You're overheating it wrong..." ~ Tim Cook

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"The 12.8MP update (Build 10B146) fixes a bug th..." Alan, shouldn't that be a 12.8'mb' update?? Oh, well...Apple did manage to put it up quick! Not bad Apple...not bad!

14. Alan01

Posts: 584; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Now let's see..is it the P with the bump on top and the b with it on bottom? Fingers working too fast! Thanks. Alan F.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I like how quick Apple patches up any issue on iOS. Real progression.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mxy apple needs to step it up this year bro. Great company, but they need to hit a homer dude. Phone wise the 5S won't carry them this year. They need multiple phones, and a bigger one also.

6. techtruth

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

apple didn't do anything for the passcode issue in this update.... dude i really think that you are not an apple fan.. you are just so dumb to be a real person... maybe phonearena hired you for being a troll to get more comments and traffic.. PLEASE GUYS DON'T REPLY TO MXYZPTLK,, JUST IGNORE THE PISSHEAD!!!!1

16. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

how is he a troll when he mostly post in Apple articles.. if you dont like Apple or his fanboys then you are in the wrong place buddy...

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Mostly bad mouthing google while lavishly praising Apple. Two Sicko!!!

21. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Not 2, there's 4 users who are worship and are controll by Apple in here, how do pathetic and low can you go.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No one worships or is controlled by apple, we including the android users simply buy what we like and stand up for it. So if we worship and are controlled by apple, then the droiders worship and are controlled by google. U droiders act like u can just sit there and disrespect iOS users all day long, and they just gotta take it. When gallitoking, mxy, and myself say something back all of a sudden the droiders get pissed and start the fanboy crap. What do u think, people are just supposed to sit there and let u diss them, and talk to them any way u please while saying nothing? Try that in person to someone's face, and see what it gets u. Where I come from you'd get your teeth smashed in.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then that makes the android users even more of a troll. They come on apple articles specifically to bad mouth iOS while lavishly praising google.

22. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

There all in the right place, cause It's called TROLL.

17. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Totally agree, he's just another Taco or the cmpunk or themiz.... He posts, then never replies and skives off, unlike Galli sometime he does argue, disputes...

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Since u don't like what he has to say them maybe u shouldn't reply to him. U guys do the same thing to him from team android that he does to u guys from team iOS, yet it seems u can't take the heat, but u keep standing in mxys kitchen. He has the rite to post what he wants, just like u do. All u ever do is attack, bash, and insult iOS while disrespecting mxy at every turn...u just called him a pisshead for no other actual reason than him liking, and standing up for apple. I applaud him cuz no matter how u guys gang up on him, he refuses to back down and he always speaks his mind. Keep it up mxy it's your rite bro.

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yes, but their last patch (6.1.1) fixed 1 bug and brought 2 more. That's counter-productive, not progress. What's the good of having a quick patch, when it just tears more holes?

9. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Maybe they should contact Google for help with bug-fixing ;-)

15. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Passcode byepass ... they FAILED to fix that ... Jony is busy decorating his 17 mil house i guess so no time for S/W issues ....

20. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

hahahahaaaaaaaa

8. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Fail.

10. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I just installed it.... Looks and feel just like iOS 1.0 hahaha j/k

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dave how dare you lol

12. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

hahaha.... I'm only kidding To be honest I was planing on purchasing an Android phone as my iPhone replacment but I think I am going to wait a little longer to see what iOS 7 brings to the table. I'm also excited to see a new design for the iPhone 6 =)

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As am I. I do currently own an android device, but the iPhone 5 is still my main phone. I think apple needs to step it up a little bit this year. I'm waiting on iOS 7, I just hope they revamp it. By the way have you seen the Htc one?

33. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Yea, the HTC One looks awesome. Me personally... I really want to see what the SGS4 has in store. I do agree with you that Apple has been slacking off over the past few years. They really need to do something "Different" with iOS7.... In other words it needs a new UI.

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Dont bother just wait for never, another Apples masia. ios6789 are all gonna be same.

23. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Dave how dare you lol, speaking the truth.

34. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

hahaha... I guess sometimes the truth hurts... especially for iPhone loyalists like me =P

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 30902; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Whenever apple needs to respond they do. This time will be no different.

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