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iOS 6.1.2 update to fix iPhone passcode problems

A few days ago Apple felt the need to issue an iOS 6.1.1 update for the iPhone 4S because of network connectivity issues, while those with the iPhone 5 had to stick with iOS 6.1. However, things are still not looking good for Apple, as they may need to issue another update to fix iPhone passcode problems that some users have been experiencing.

The iPhone passcode lock system has come under scrutiny before, and now there is a new problem where the system can be bypassed. If we are to believe the rumor then this exploit can be found on all iPhones with iOS 6.1 installed, and if this is the case then we await the release date of iOS 6.1.2.

Many iPhone owners will believe that this is not a bug and is just something specific to jailbroken iPhones, but you would be wrong, as it certainly looks to be a standard iPhone to us.

When Apple first launched iOS there were a few issues here and there, but as they update iOS to newer versions there seems to be far more issues, even the latest iOS 6.1 review shows that the mobile OS is hounded by problems, and not just with its Wi-Fi or battery performance.

We can’t seem to keep up with needed updates anymore, because it was first assumed that the iOS 6.1.1 download was going to deliver a Maps update for Japan, but as we said above this was released earlier this week just to rectify the connectivity problems.

As a result we then assumed that iOS 6.1.2 would offer those new Apple Maps updates, and it still can, but it’s more likely to resolve the current passcode lock problem first. Personally I’ve never used the passcode lock, while I know people who constantly use theirs and reset the code on a regular basis in the hope of keeping it safe. I do however use Find My iPhone, so I can lock or kill my iPhone if I lose it.

The latest edition of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system hasn’t exactly had the smoothest of rides. First it was network connectivity issues and now it’s this glitch, which lets you bypass the passcode lock.

Looking at the video footage above it is clear that there is a iPhone passcode problem with iOS 6.1.1, but having tried this on our iPhone 5 we could not recreate the security issue. However, if others are having the same issue as the guy in the video then it could be open season for would be iPhone thieves.

If you were to ask any iPhone user we bet many of them will say that iOS 6 is the worst version to date, and when Apple say that they have released 200 new features where are they? It’s for this reason why so many of us are looking forward to iOS 7, and while we are sure that this will also release with several issues, surely it cannot be as bad as iOS 6?

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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