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iOS 6.1.2 to Address Exchange and Passcode Bugs Reportedly Coming Early Next Week

German site iPhone-Ticker reports [Google translation] that Apple is planning to release iOS 6.1.2 early next week to address both the Exchange bug and lock screen passcode issue affecting iOS 6.1 users. According to the report, iOS 6.1.2 is likely to arrive before Wednesday, February 20.

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Like iOS 6.1.1 released for the iPhone 4S earlier this week, iOS 6.1.2 will be a limited update addressing only these issues in order to allow Apple to quickly release it to the public. Apple last week seeded to developers an initial iOS 6.1.1 beta including broader changes such as improvements to Maps in Japan, but it now appears that this release will become iOS 6.1.3 as Apple addresses a few high-priority bug fixes on a separate basis.

iPhone-Ticker has previously offered accurate information on iOS update schedules, including word of the iOS 6.1.1 update [Google translation] a few hours before it was released to the public.

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16 months ago

I wish Apple would put out quality software the first time instead of garbage that requires quick fix updates. :rolleyes:


Yeah shame on Apple for fixing your issues quickly.
Rating: 18 Positives
16 months ago

I wish Apple would put out quality software the first time instead of garbage that requires quick fix updates. :rolleyes:


Yeah, long live Android, the stable and completely bug free alternative that never needs patches! And long live Blackberry and Windows Phone, may they one day get apps.

Well, I assume Android never needs them since no phones ever get them.
Rating: 11 Positives
16 months ago
I wish Apple would put out quality software the first time instead of garbage that requires quick fix updates. :rolleyes:
Rating: 8 Positives
16 months ago

...in order to allow Apple to quickly release it to the public.

Rating: 7 Positives
16 months ago
if that fix came in any faster it would have time-traveled
Rating: 7 Positives
16 months ago
That was a quick turnaround!
Rating: 5 Positives
16 months ago

That was a quick turnaround!



Writing properly tested software >> Relative quick fix of buggy software


:rolleyes:
Rating: 3 Positives
16 months ago

If maintaining the most stable and useful mobile operating system in history was easy, any company could do it. ;)

I can certainly forgive the occasional miss.



Ha. It is "stable" (as you like to phrase it) because it has gone through very little improvement since iOS3.

Guess what? It is possible to have a stable OS and ALSO keep up with the times regarding features and UI. Instead we have buggy software that looks like same software from 6 years ago. Oh wait, Apple changes the color of the title bar! Nevermind.

:rolleyes:
Rating: 3 Positives
16 months ago
iOS 6.1.2 to Address Exchange and Passcode Bugs Reportedly Coming Early Next Week

I wonder when Apple is going to release iOS 6.1.3 to address the problems they will introduce in iOS 6.1.2?
Rating: 3 Positives
16 months ago
From an engineering perspective, I am astounded that the lock screen user space application does not panic the kernel if it terminates with an exception.

Had they designed it architecturally correctly, with the presence of this very bug, it would have been a curious "my phone resets when i do this" issue and not one with the obvious security implications of the phone unlocking itself...
Rating: 2 Positives

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