Ever since the release of the iOS 6.1 it's caused nothing but problems for iPhone owners. Now Apple have released iOS 6.1.3 which is the third patch for the update since it's release at the end of January.
The most serious of the problems introduced by iOS 6.1 is the bug affecting Apple's "Passcode" security software. The flaw enables hackers to gain access to Apple's devices without having to enter a security code.
We were led to believe that the problem had been resolved by the release of iOS 6.1.2 , but it seems we were misled. Apparently, the update only resolved a battery draining issue also introduced by the iOS 6.1 update.
Now Apple have released iOS 6.1.3 to developers which is the patch that will finally resolve the "Passcode" hack. It'll probably be a week or so before the update gets released to users. In all honesty the hack isn't as serious as it sounds because it's pretty complicated to implement.
The release of iOS 6.1 has been pretty embarrassing for Apple because it's suffered from a whole host of issues ranging from the Passcode hack, Battery draining , 3G connectivity issues on the iPhone 4S and problems with Microsoft Exchange.
Such problems are bound to affect Apple's reputation which was already damaged by the release of iOS maps last year. The software turned out so bad that Apple themselves recommended that users should download third-party navigation software.
Apple will need to avoid such problems over the next year because they are under increasing pressure from Samsung, Nokia , Sony and many others. The whole world is also yet to be convinced that Apple can cope without Steve Jobs influence.
We'll let you know when we hear more about the release of Apple iOS 6.1.3.
By Simon Thomas on 22nd February, 2013