Oh, iOS 6. In your short lifetime, you’ve kept us thoroughly entertained. I don’t think we’ll ever forget Apple’s Maps app. Amazing stuff.
iOS 6.1.1 was specifically released for iPhone 4S users, who complained of connection problems and poor battery life on iOS 6.1. Indeed, Vodafone specifically told its iPhone 4S-owning customers not to update. Oh dear.
Following hot on its heels was iOS 6.1.2, which – somewhat surprisingly – addressed an Exchange calendar issue, which could’ve potentially affected battery life.
The more pressing issue, arguably, is the passcode bypass, giving potential hackers relatively easy access to the Contacts app, from which they can call people, export details via email, and enter the Photos app.
Well, iOS 6.1.3 is thought to plug that particular gap, with 9to5mac reporting that iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 has been rolled out to developers.
In addition to the passcode bypass security fix, there are also said to be various enhancements for Apple Maps users in Japan. Er, the four who didn’t download the iOS 6 Google Maps app.
To check for updates on iOS, tap Settings > General > Software Update.