THE LATEST UPDATE of iOS 7, version 7.0.2 has been released, fixing the ability to bypass the lockscreen on iPhone and iPad devices.
As we reported earlier this week, the original version of iOS 7 had an overlooked sequence of actions in it that allowed potential thieves - or drunken friends who want to access your device - to access your camera and photos and even post them to social networks.
In a record six days Apple created the 21MB update for distribution over the air that closed the loophole. Also in this release is the reintroduction of a Greek Keyboard option for the lockscreen, which should please Aristarchus impersonators, and Greeks.
With iOS 7 already said to have reached 50 percent penetration in its first week, it should now be on around 200 million devices, and therefore it is inevitable that bugs will come to light that missed the beta testing phase. Some of these we’ve reported, such as the hacking of Touch ID, while others including the complaints that the parallax display causes motion sickness or the rumour that iOS 7 makes your phone waterproof are more questionable.
Although the reaction to iOS 7 has been mostly positive, it hasn’t on the whole got off to the most auspicious start. But despite this, the fast fixes and huge takeup rate are testaments to the infrastructure that Apple has in place to update its devices. Whatever side of the Android versusiOS fence you're on, you can’t argue with results.
The phones still aren’t waterproof though. µ
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