Apple releases iOS 6.0.1, addresses multiple bugs and glitches

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Apple has released iOS 6.0.1 (10A525) for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch models capable of running iOS version 6. The update addresses a number of bugs and glitches found in Apple’s latest mobile operating system including a fix to help BCM4334 devices like the 5th generation iPod touch and the iPhone 5 connect to WPA2 encrypted networks.

This is the first update to iOS 6 since it became available to the general public on September 19, just two days before the iPhone 5 was released. The update also addresses an iPhone 5-specific issue that Apple says kept the phone from being able to receive over-the-air updates.

In order to grab iOS 6.0.1 over-the-air with an iPhone 5, users must first install a special iOS updater application to aid in the process. Once the new update has been installed, the special app is deleted from the handset.

The update also fixes a serious issue involving an Exchange bug that would delete a meeting in the event that a single iOS 6 user declined to attend. As you can imagine, this could cause a lot of trouble in the business world and led some companies to issue special requirements for iOS 6 users.

We have reproduced the complete changelog below for your convenience.

  • Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air
  • Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard
  • Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off
  • Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod Touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances
  • Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match
  • Fixes a Passcode Lock bug that sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen
  • Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings

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