Apple rolls out iOS 6.0.1 update to fix screen, camera flash glitches
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) released its iOS 6.0.1 update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, addressing a series of bugs that have vexed consumers since the September launch of iOS 6.
Apple releases iOS 6.0.1.
iOS 6.0.1 resolves a bug preventing the new iPhone 5 from installing over-the-air software updates, also bringing fixes for horizontal lines displayed across some iOS device screens and a glitch preventing camera flashes from going off. Other issues targeted by the update include a Passcode Lock bug that sometimes allowed access to Passbook virtual wallet pass details from the device lockscreen and a bug affecting Exchange meetings.
Apple notes that iOS 6.0.1 improves the reliability of iPhone 5 and fifth-generation iPod touch units connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks and resolves issues preventing the iPhone from accessing cellular networks in some instances. The update also consolidates the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match, which allows consumers to access their music library across multiple platforms and devices.
iOS 6.0.1 is available for download through the system's Software Update feature, or via iTunes. In conjunction with its release, Apple is seeding its first iOS 6.1 beta to developers. MacRumors reports the pre-release version tackles issues related to integrating Apple's new Maps service into third-party iOS apps, improvements for handling boarding passes in Passbook and minor changes to the Safari browser.
Apple issued iOS 6 to developers on Sept. 13, delivering the update to consumers six days later. In addition to the aforementioned Maps and Passbook, iOS 6 is highlighted by deep integration with the Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) social networking platform.
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