Apple has today released iOS 6.1.3 for its iPhone devices which fixes security glitches that came to light last month.
The glitch that allowed the lock screen to be bypassed with a number of complicated button presses enabled hackers to access private information like call log, contact lists and photo albums on users’ mobile phones.
The company’s spokesperson said: "Apple takes user security very seriously."
For security conscious users the update may have seemed like it has taken a long itme to arrive. The glitch that was first announced on February 14th this year, has taken over a month to be fixed despite the iOS 6.1.2 being released last month. It can only be assumed that Apple’s engineers took this time to figure out how to fix the issue.
Apart from the security fix, there isn’t much more to the update other than “various bug fixes” and improvements to Japanese maps.
The update is available immediately as an over-the-air download and should be in available to download in iTunes soon.
Posted by Samantha Green