Apple releases iOS 6.1.2 with Exchange bug fix

Posted by: Brett

Apple released iOS 6.1.2 for iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone this afternoon to patch an Exchange bug which caused the battery to drain quicker than normal on some devices. The update size seems to vary depending on your device, with some being 107 MB, and others being 11.5 MB and 12.8 MB. The update consists of one change

Fixes an Exchange calendar bug that could result in increased network activity and reduced battery life.

iOS 6.1.2 is said to not fix the password exploit found last week which allows for PIN / password locks to be bypassed by completing a combination of button presses and actions. Apple did say last week that the exploit would be patched in a future update, although it’s been confirmed that it’s still present. iOS 6.1.2 also does not patch the evasi0n jailbreak exploit.

Apple released iOS 6.1.1 last week for only the iPhone 4S to fix 3G performance after reports emerged that the 4S was suffering from dismal 3G  speeds. Vodafone had been advising its users to not update to 6.1 prior to 6.1.1 being released.

Source: Apple


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