For those in possession of one of the latest iOS-based devices from Apple, chances are you will have noticed a little update appear to rejig the internals of your iPhone, iPad or iPod’s software.
The iOS 6.0.1 update came hand in hand with the unusual ‘iOS Updater’ app for those with devices which offer mobile data connectivity, in particular the iPhone 5. One issue which the updater app has been brought in to solve is the iPhone 5’s current inability to download updates OTA (over-the-air). A key flaw in one of the most popular smartphones around, OTA update have seen increasing use and popularity thanks to their flexibility and convenience.
Users yet to notice any hint of an update will have to head to iTunes and plug their device in directly, or at least make sure they’re connected over a solid WiFi connection. The 6.0.1 update features a number of small, but important bug fixes, however despite what some may have hoped, there’s still no word on the progress with Apple Maps: Apple’s in-house mapping solution which shipped with iOS 6 and was subsequently berated by users all over the world for it’s lack of detail and abundance of inaccuracies.
What the update does improve on is the following:
- Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings.
- Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard.
- Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off.
- Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod Touch (fifth-generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 WiFi networks.
- Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances.
- Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match.
- Fixes a Passcode Lock bug, which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen.
According to 9to5Mac, whilst consumers are now able to the pull iOS 6.0.1 update to their devices, developers are already toying with iOS 6.1 beta, which is said to include a huge “Report a Problem” button under Apple Maps’ layers fold over, presumably as a method to crowd source troubles with the existing application. We’ll likely hear more about the progress of Maps when iOS 6.1 makes it to consumers as well.