This telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication - Western Union memo, 1876
SOFTWARE WALLED GARDEN Apple released IOS 6.0.1 on Thursday, an update to address security and stability bugs in its embattled IOS 6 operating system.
The company said that the update includes fixes for flaws that had prevented Iphone 5 handsets from using the over the air update feature and failure issues with the built-in camera flash on the new handset.
Other stability fixes include patches for display issues in the keyboard display and passcode lock functions as well as wireless networking and encrypted connection problems.
The update also includes a number of security fixes, including a patch to address vulnerabilities that could allow kernel level access to maliciously crafted IOS applications. Other fixes include a pair of patches for Webkit browser engine flaws that could allow denial of service attacks and remote code execution on Iphone 3GS and later models.
Since its release in September, IOS 6 has been the subject of much criticism against Apple. The company has taken heat for stability and performance flaws, particularly in the company's Maps application.
The poor quality of the software moved Apple chief Tim Cook to issue a public apology and was believed to be in part responsible for a corporate shakeup at the company that included the firing of software chief Scott Forstall.
Users can obtain the IOS 6.0.1 update through Itunes or by using their device's Software Update feature. µ
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