Apple May Release iOS 6.0.1 Soon, iOS 6.1 Release Date After Holidays

Apple is currently testing a new build of iOS 6 that will fix a number of issues with the OS for release in the near future according to BGR.

In the report BGR claims that iOS 6.0.1 will fix a few smaller issues with iOS 6 including static lines on the keyboard or in app folders. The update will also fix an issue with the flash not going off in the camera app. The software update can’t remove the purple flare in the camera, however, as that is more of a hardware issue.

The update will also improve Wi-Fi support and fix an issue where cellular data doesn’t work. It will also add a “consolidated data switch for iTunes Match,” and fix an issue where Passbook pass details are accessible from the lock screen. iOS 6.0.1 will fix an issue with Exchange that can unexpectedly cancel meetings for entire calendar groups.

ios-6-logoApple is testing iOS 6.0.1 with carriers now, and will likely release it sometime in the near future.

Apple also recently started testing iOS 6.1 which will likely release sometime after the holidays. It’s not clear what iOS 6.1 will change, but x.1 updates to iOS usually include a number of bug fixes and a few minor changes to the OS. For example, iOS 5.1 added the ability to slide the lock screen up to access the camera instead of double tapping the home button.

If iOS 6.1 doesn’t come until after the holidays that means the upcoming iPad Mini will likely use iOS 6.0, currently found on the iPhone 5 and other Apple iOS devices.

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Comments

  1. Garry says

    iPad2 battery discharges much faster after the ios6 update….Apple must look into it seriously. Also it will be great if Apple could add the Start and finish date in the ‘Reminders’ app. Good 3rd party apps are all paid ones.

  2. Ryan Reynolds says

    When can we expect a hardware change to fix the purple flash? If I bought my iPhone the day it came out, do I have a 90 day warranty and will there be a new model released that’ll fix the problem in that time? Thanks.

    • Realist says

      No, there will not, “… be a new model released that’ll fix the problem …” by January 21, 2013.

  3. Elija says

    Yes the keyboard and foulder static bug is pretty weird,I would be glad if apple fixed it in the new update.

  4. DW says

    I hope they are going to address the battery drain issue on the iPhone 4S. Ever since the iOS 6 update I can literally watch my battery drain. What used to last all day with 40% to spare now can’t even go 3/4 of a day without having to be plugged in. I expect more from Apple. They had the same issue when they released iOS 5. Why can’t they just get their crap right?

  5. Rob sticks says

    I am still wauting for Apple to fix Wifi issues with the iPad2. It acts like M-soft, you have to reboot to use Wifi in some places.

  6. Derek Francis says

    iOS6 wifi connectivity problems make the system a joke. Apple Genius’s cannot do anything to solve the problem. The phone is a brick and Apple won’t even acknowledge the problem. Time to go to another product where the vendor is less arrogant.

    • Joe says

      Everyone who complains about problems with ios 6 wifi problems or anything else, either doesn’t know how to operate the phone or has a crappy wifi router. I’ve had iphone products for over 5 yrs and I have never ever had 1 single problem. Quit crying and take a class in technology or something. Geeze

      • Dathan says

        Thank you Joe, took the words right out of my mouth. I have had all the iPhone’s and 2 iPad’s and never had that problem. Wifi routers need to be upgraded about every 2 years. At least that what I do, bc they don’t last forever, and technology is always improving.

  7. NCJ says

    Just updated iPhone 4S to iOS 6.1 and I now have the purple flash flare !!! I did not have w iOS 5 or iOS 6.0. What a disappointment. Is there a way to uninstall 6.1?

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