iOS 6.1.2 may come next week to fix major security issue

iOS 6.1.2 may come next week to fix major security issue
The issues with iOS just keep coming. First, the iOS 6.1 update apparently left some iPhone 4S users unable to use their iPhones as actual phones. Then, two days ago there was a major security flaw found in iOS 6.1 which would allow someone to very easily bypass a passcode lock and get into your device. And, we also just heard that iOS 6.1 could be causing battery drain for some iPhone 4S users.

Luckily, Apple has been working hard to fix all of the problems. iOS 6.1.1 came out to fix the first issue. And, word has it that iOS 6.1.2 could be released next week to fix the major security flaw. Apple has yet to comment on the possibility of the battery drain issue, but battery drain is one of those nebulous issues that Apple rarely tackles publicly.

The word about the iOS 6.1.2 update comes from unnamed sources talking to iFun, which are the same sources that correctly told iFun about the release date of the 6.1.1 update, so it seems reasonable to believe this one too. Not to mention, Apple surely doesn't want this major security issue to stick around too long.

source: iFun via BGR

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35 Comments

1. p5yb0rg unregistered

Apple needs more than just an update to fix their os.

9. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

lolololol I heard that!!!

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Can't fix what was never broken.

23. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Are you willfully ignorant or were you dropped on your head?

24. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I think he just has a preference.

26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

And I think he is just a trolling.

28. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

He prefers to be a moron? Odd choice but whatevs. "Can't fix what was never broken" is a beyond stupid statement since ios was CLEARLY broken, ergo the patch to fix it. Hurrdurr.

29. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Probably won't happen for at least another year though... I'd be shocked if they had somehow found time to produce a new, world class OS in only the few small months since Apple layed off Scott Forstall.

33. AminahTangkubolan

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

Steve Jobs dead..... all what left is his ego and his incompetence-yes-man apple is going down!!!!!

32. AminahTangkubolan

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

A fix to fix a fix to fix a fix to fix a fix. LOL. I thoght apple iphone were the phone that just work... those NZ police department and best buy will regret that they don't get the android.

2. android_hitman unregistered

And don't forget that Apple never admits a mistake

13. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

You're updating it wrong! ios works exactly as intended!

3. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Apple, just test your software before release it. Fix to fix another fix.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

According to the past, 6.1.2 should fix previous bugs, but in exchange will bring few new bugs.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Thats generally true of all software, especially operating systems. They're extremely complex and usually different parts are coded by different teams. That makes bugs easy.

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree, there is a part of truth, but not necessarily.

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Apple probably leaves these issues for publicity. Look how many are discussing the product.

10. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Crisis Management method to make the importance felt ... have seen this technique employed by many professionals in job who are plagued with a sense of insecurity :)

6. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I don't see gallitoking and mxy in here talking up iOS and it's supreme advanced security or it's infallibility, since you know Android just got flack for increasing security measures in JB 4.2.2... nope the cowards are nowhere in sight. What the hell is wrong with iOS now that every time you get an update it breaks something else? I think that as iOS gets more complicated it starts to show it's weakness as a limited OS hence all the security holes that crop up and also it's not open source so it doesn't have the help of the community in catching and shuttering security holes found. Yay, go proprietary!

7. Savage unregistered

Amen. Also, you shouldn't be bothered with Mxy's comments. Ignore them. He's a troll, posts his biased views flavoured with full denial towards anything Apple does wrong. He's either terribly stupid or he doesn't really mean what he types, just does it for attention. Gallito is another thing. He used to be known as an Apple fanboy but atleast his comments used to carry some weight in them. Now they don't, he's just Mxy with a different name.

25. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You take this phone stuff a bit too seriously calling people cowards. Plus, this is nothing compared to android

8. sonofzeus

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

And they say android has issues...................LOL

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

iOS 6.1.1 fixes 3G bug with the iPhone 4S, brings security flaws and battery drain. Cool.

12. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

IT JUST WORKS!!!! LMAO

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31603; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

God job apple. If there's an issue fix it in a timely fashion. Keep my 5 in tip top shape.

16. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

it takes apple no time to fix problems can you say the same about android?

18. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Maybe on pure Android OS with Nexus, yes - but you said apple fixes problems in no time...well time has passed and APPLE updates and creates more problems....reminds me of MS with their Windows 'swiss cheese' security updates.

34. AminahTangkubolan

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

NO IT DIDN'T. The fix introduce another bug...apple rushing the fix.... therefore it doesn't count as 'no time'. Apple were going down. It seems they don't have a clean source code.

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Hey, where is Mxy - he is always quick to tell us how unsecured (and, not true, of course) Android is.

20. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

A firend of mine just got all his data on his android phone wiped because Google doesn't control dummy fake apps in the Play store. Just sayin'

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