Squashing bugs is nothing new to the tech scene, and the latest version of Apple’s operating system for iPad and iPhone is no exception. A software bug has been identified in iOS 6.1 that allows unauthorized users to bypass the iPhone’s lockscreen and access the smartphone’s calling application and stored photos.
Apple is aware of the issue, however, and released the following statement to All Things D:
“Apple takes user security very seriously. We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update.”
In addition, the OS is also being plagued by connectivity and Microsoft Exchange bugs, the latter of which is affecting recurring calendar events and causes “excessive communication” if you respond to an exception error. Until a fix is released, the company is advising users to avoid responding to the exception in the interim and to disable, then enable any Exchange calendars that experience the problem.
It’s not known yet when these fixes will come, but hopefully iOS users won’t have to wait too long.