Apple Releases iOS 6.0.1 With A Bunch Of Fixes

Android 4.2 may have just been confirmed earlier this week, and Windows Phone 8 finally got its official launch, but they’re not the only games in town with changes on the way for their mobile platforms. Apple has just started distribution of iOS 6.0.1, addressing a number of bugs in the operating system.

Last month, we heard some rumors about the pending iOS 6.0.1 release, which was supposedly still undergoing testing. We heard a little at the time about some of the fixes that might be included, and today we’re able to confirm just what’s new.

First off, there’s a bug with the iPhone 5 that’s going to make even getting this update a little tricky. The phone has problems receiving OTA updates, so you’ll need to manually download a fix for that before the full update can begin. Once that updater app is installed, you can continue with the rest of the iOS 6.0.1 installation.

That annoying “static lines” keyboard bug gets fixed, as do the problems with Exchange meetings. The phone’s camera flash should now behave properly, and the security problems with Passbook and the lock screen get resolved. You should also notice improved WiFi connectivity over WPA2 networks, and some problems with cellular data get worked out. All in all, while there isn’t anything new to get excited about, the nature of all these bugfixes still makes 6.0.1 sound like a solid upgrade.

Update: Reports are in that a tethered jailbreak is working for older devices (thanks George!)

Source: 9to5 Mac
Via: Engadget

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