Apple sends out iOS 6.1.3; fixes lockscreen flaw and improves Apple Maps

Apple sends out iOS 6.1.3; fixes lockscreen flaw and improves Apple Maps
Apple pushed iOS 6.1.3 out to its mobile devices on Tuesday, mainly to repair a flaw with the lockscreen. Anyone could gain access to a locked Apple iPhone by canceling a call made from the lockscreen, while repeatedly pressing on the power button. This action would load up the phone app, allowing an unauthorized user to steal information like call history, contacts, photos, messages, FaceTime info and other personal information that you wouldn't want to see in the hands of a stranger.

Also improved with iOS 6.1.3 is Apple Maps. The beleaguered mapping application has been overhauled in Japan where pronunciation of turn-by-turn directions has been improved along with 3D images of buildings in the country.

The iOS 6.1.3 update covers the Apple iPhone 3GS or later, the fourth-generation of the Apple iPod touch or later and the Apple iPad 2 or later. Meanwhile, there is speculation that Apple has been improving Apple Maps in specific cities like Baltimore, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Vancouver, Canada and Glasgow, Scotland.

source: Apple via 9to5Mac

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32 Comments

1. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

i'm guessing no more jailbreaks for you guys who have IOS devices?

8. Droiddoes unregistered

I always laugh at those people. "I love apple for the interface, and premium build quality and materials" *jailbreaks the phone and puts a case on it*

17. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

That's as awesome as Samsung Galaxy S4 not getting CyanogenMod support. Droiddoes, when is Samesung going to fix their lockscreen bypass? What about the S3 sudden death bug? RIP S3s. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1993044&page=472

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

At least lockscreen bypass bug in Samsung Galaxy S III was discovered not so long ago and Samsung promised that it will be fixed soon (actually there already is solution jus not official). But what about Apple, it is already THREE YEARS (or maybe even more!) how various lockscreen bypass bugs are known in iOS, but seems that Apple still unable to fix all of them. I think that should be a SHAME! And seems that 6.1.3 iOS update also can't fix all security holes in iOS lockscreen:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZFPo3fDFOU

21. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I don't understand iOS is the same app launcher program for the past 5 years and still have bugs. Apple shame on you!

25. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"'Three updates' to rule them all, 'Three updates' to find them, 'Three updates' to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."

16. iphone5fornow unregistered

Well same thing happens for android divices when you rooted , now the question is , when will the galaxy s3 get the same fix lol lol never it ain't going to happen perhaps .

2. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

Bye-bye jailbreak.

3. oying24

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

yep thats why i dont bother updating it.. nothing huge upgrade anyway. :)

4. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

its not huge upgrade but for some people the lockscreen flaw is important if they have a password.

26. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

im going to wait for iOS 6.1.4. ...after that 6.1.5 and so on :D

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I'm not sure if it is not fake, but look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZFPo3fDFOU

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iOS 6 has lockscreen flaws after lockscreen flaws... Maybe 6.1.4 will fix it (hopefully).

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It is already THREE YEARS how various lock screen bypass bugs are known in iOS, but seems that Apple still unable to fix all of them. I think it should be a SHAME!

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iOS 6 pretty much had them back to back and they were pretty bad.

6. Droiddoes unregistered

It just works!

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The best will only get better.

14. Droiddoes unregistered

So you're saying you're off the apple juice and interested in the SGS4? That's great! Welcome aboard

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You wish.

27. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

We don't wish, you can keep on "drinking" your Apple juice.

13. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Fandroids ... When is shamesung going to fix their lockscreen bypass bug?

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not the only thing that needs fixing.

15. ramonleonjr62

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

same old story fix , fix fix and that what do best LOL

22. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

And now we wait for even more bugs and glitches to be discovered

23. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

iOS > iOS X update : Minor Upgrade iOS X.X update : Major bugfixes iOS X.X.X update : Minor bugfixes Android > Android X update : Major Revamp/Upgrade Android X.X update : Minor Upgrade & Major Bugfixes Android X.X.X : Major Bug fixes Pretty much everything you need to know about the update process

24. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

And wait for the news on what this breaks :D

28. snoopy5

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

IMO this flaw thing was a strategic,just imagine a phone that was 100% flawless made in term of soft and hardware,which area you can think of to make an IMPROVEMENT?oh come on,people want an improvement,not perfection,THINK!!

29. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Fandroids should not even comment when topics about upgrades .. Ohh yes the Droid 4 updated to an outdated OS.... Great

31. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Who cares about the Droid 4...there are dozens of Android phones far better than that phone and much better than any iPhone. Maybe if you opened your eyes and stop being loyal to a company who revels in ripping off the American people, you would realize this.

33. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

maybe if you respect my decision on OS and not be trolling my comments...

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