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Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 update, fixes iPhone 5 Wi-Fi bug

Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 update, fixes iPhone 5 Wi-Fi bug

Apple has begun rolling out a new iOS update, addressing a number of issues afflicting owners of the iPhone 5.

Available now, the small-but-much-needed software bump zaps a bug that prevents iPhone 5 users from installing over-the-air updates and improves the reliability of the iPhone 5 (and the 5thgeneration iPod touch) when connecting to WPA2 encrypted Wi-Fi networks.

It also resolves a problem that sometimes prevents the iPhone from connecting to the cellular network, plugs a lock screen loophole that allowed access to Passbook details and fixes a rather bizarre issue that caused horizontal lines to appear over the on-screen keyboard.

iOS 6

Full details of the security content of the update can be found on Apple’s website.

Alas, there are no improvements to Maps, which has been the most slated feature of the iPhone 5 due to an appalling array of flaws that include misspelt locations and the inclusion of businesses that no longer exist. Apple has apologised for the debacle and has recently give the head of iOS software, Scott Forstall, the boot.

There’s still a chance that Maps may see an improvement in the next update from Apple, iOS 6.1, a beta of which was released yesterday to developers for testing.

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