Apple reportedly readying iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6.1 due post-holidays

By , Oct 22, 2012

Apple has allegedly begun testing iOS 6.0.1, a maintenance release that should address the annoying screen flicker which some users reported as happening when the iPhone 5 keyboard pops up. The release should also fix another issue with the camera’s flash not going off. Apple is also working on iOS 6.1, the first so-called dot update to its mobile operating system powering iPhones, iPads and iPods. This release is not expected until after holidays, indicating that the upcoming iPad mini will initially run the current iOS version…

Boy Genius Report editor Jonathan S. Geller says he learned from sources that in addition to fixing the aforementioned bugs, iOS 6.0.1 will also deliver the following:

In addition, the new software will improve Wi-Fi support, fix cellular data not working in some cases, add a consolidated cellular data switch for iTunes Match, fix a bug that allowed access to Passbook pass details from the lock screen, and also finally fix the bug that caused Exchange meetings to be unexpectedly cancelled for the entire calendar invite group.

BGR is a mixed bag of accurate reporting and speculation when it comes to Apple news.

Back in June, the site reported Apple would release a software-development kit for the Apple TV and launch a feature-complete software to power the long-rumored standalone television set, neither of which came true.

Still, it’s fairly safe to assume, I think, that this rumor is valid.

Based on user reports on Apple’s discussion forums, Apple is well aware of iOS 6 teething problems and is working on a fix for a number of software-related issues.

I also find it surprising that iOS 6.1, which BGR claims Apple “is only now just starting testing”, would be released post-holidays.

What’s your call?

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  • Jackson Grong

    I can’t wait they fix the bugs, that’s the only new thing in iOS 6

  • DomPerignon1

    … and the jailbreak for iOS 6.0 is not even close!

    • Geir haukland

      There will be NO jailbreak for ios 6 ever. I keep my devices on 5.1.1 untill they are no good anymore, so again NO jailbreak will be for ios 6..

      • f1ght3r

        Apparently this guy here knows everything. Never say never my friend, you may be surprised about an ios6 jailbreak. Apparently from what I’ve read on blog last week, is that they’ve almost completed a tethered jailbreak for ios6, needing 1 more exploit to make it untethered. It’s only a matter of time before there is one.

      • sambuzzlight

        they already have tethered jailbreak for a4 devices, and a un-tethered for all devices on ios6 is halfway done… but ‘geir’ does seem to know everything :p

      • Raechel Mclain

        Um there’s a tetherd jailbreak out for iOS 6 already out. So I don’t know what your talking about.

      • Chris McOmber

        It’s for A4 devices only. We need it for the 4s!!!

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      • Joe Jonsen

        ummm yes there will…..

      • Burge

        With that being your 17 comment on here you don’t come to this blog site much , you need to do some home work before you make comments like that on here… You are going to get burned..

      • JAE

        You’re dumb..

      • DomPerignon1

        Why? there has always been a jailbreak for the iPhone. Why, not now?

      • Tommy Rodriguez

        people said there wouldnt be a jailbreak for all other phones and unlocks and stuff and the hackers will make it happen without a doubt

      • Wesley Scott Erwin Morse

        The iOS 6.x jailbreak just came out 2 days ago. So much for there NEVER going to be a iOS 6 jailbreak, huh?

  • Gerardo Castro

    So they’re not gonna fix the Bluetooth bug that some of us are having with Metadata streaming or AVRCP? Not being able to control my phone with my Pioneer Head Unit in my car is driving me crazy and its dangerous!

  • Craig Wayman

    Yeah I think jailbreaking is a thing of the past. None of these hackers wants to take the time to jailbreak all of these different devices, and processors with different bootroms, etc. I think that Chpwn dude just humored us with it but the bottom line is that there will be no jailbreak tool for iOS 6 anytime soon and with all the bugs in iOS 6 smart hackers should wait for iOS 6.1 if they really want to jailbreak a decent firmware, all the while people are losing touch with cydia and their packages and learn to live without them.

    • Joe Jonsen

      ^^^you have no clue.. dude shut up

  • Chris McOmber

    Rather then working on a JB for IOS6, maybe someone can create a way to downgrade A5 devices to 5.1.1 for those who have their SHSH saved? I had to upgrade to IOS6 due to a problem with my carrier, now my 4s is stuck on IOS 6 for now. I need my Cydia!!!!

    • Joe Jonsen

      that exists already….. go to http://www.sinfuliphone

      • Chris McOmber

        There is currently no way to downgrade the 4s from 6.0 to 5.1.1 because there is a missing exploit to put the device into PWNED DFU MODE. Without PWNED DFU mode iTunes will not allow you to restore/upgrade. If it was possible, I’d already be back on 5.1.1.

  • Metroview

    As of now with iOS 6 and iTunes Match, you have to download an entire album to play and to delete songs you have to turn iTunes Match off, which deletes all of your downloaded songs. WTF…

    I’m hoping 6.1 will bring back downloading and swiping to delete single songs. Apple REALLY dumbed it down when iOS 5’s iTunes Match was perfect.

  • Luis Perez

    Eh I’m not updating my phone. I’m good in ios 5.1.1 ^.^

    • Joe Jonsen

      yeas me to cause its jailbreak heaven

    • 1337lolzorz

      Those of us with iPhone 5’s don’t have that option..

    • Elijah Michel

      You have to goto iOS 6.0.1 it is so amazing I’m on my iPhone 5 right now you get new features your Siri does so much more you can even ask it the football scores its so cool everyone knows the black iPhones work better ^.^

  • iAli

    Waiting for this release
    iOS 6 contains a lot of bugs

  • Razick Rilshad

    I hope they fix the wifi problem and map route is not working in my country in srilanka waiting for 6.1

  • Singhavi Vaibhav

    let see it can fix the bug caused by ios 6 on iphone4s drop every 5-10 min let see they can fix it or not..

  • Joe Jonsen

    yeah more of the fame poring crap… I will not touch that crap till it is jailbroken… 5.1.1 FTW

  • Roger Riekki

    You got to be kidding me I just updated my iPod Touch to iOS 6 two days ago for the tethred jailbreak, and now there’s gonna be an update soon. Might go back to 5.1.1.

  • laszlo gaspar

    I was wondering when we would see iOS 6.0.1 and 6.1.1, iOS 5 had some problems but 5.1.1 is very stable and bug free. All we need now is an untethered jailbreak for A5 and above.

  • Jason Masters

    If you want to see a bug in iOS 6 that is annoying and hasn’t event been mentioned here or any site for that matter on iOS 6 either on a 4,4S, or a 5 go to the purchased section on the AppStore and watch it will stay loading and then crash you can’t access this on iOS 6 I guess until the update test it I guarantee you it will crash.

    • Michael Hulet

      That’s weird.. Just tested it on my 4S.. Nice find

      • Jason Masters

        Yeah I went through two iPhone 5s thinking it was hardware.

    • Tommy Rodriguez

      i have a iphone 5 and my purchased part works fine :)

      • Jason Masters

        I doubt that we tried it on every one in the store and the same result not saying your lying just that this problem seems to be a bug yet to be fixed

    • Jay Zara

      thats so true I hope they fix it

  • ghulamsameer

    iOS’s adoption rate is so high, so I don’t see why Apple doesn’t push more updates out more often.

  • M Raihan Hidayat II

    for the iOS maps… i hope will show improvement :) and i hope after this, iOS maps will be more accurate from the past :)

  • Lance Gams

    We’ll see a big fix next week when the new iTunes comes out. Should address the Battery drain issue. That’s the big one for me.

  • Elijah Michel

    There is a jail break for iOS 6 okay!!!!!!!