The iOS 6 was released along with the release of the iPhone 5, the iPod Touch and the iPad fourth generation. The iPhone 5 featured the iOS 6 and other devices required the iOS to be updated over the air or from iTunes.
The iOS 6 brought with it a number of features but it was also plagued with a number of problems right from its start. The first was the Apple Mapping application which was woefully inadequate and incorrect. The app had replaced the Google maps and after a few days Apple had to reintroduce Google maps and CEO Tim Cook had to issue an apology to the users.
Apple followed the iOS 6 with the iOS 6.1 to take care of issues such as battery drain and Exchange issues. Still some issues remained and the latest is the security issue which is lurking inside the operating system. The Cupertino Company is now gearing up to take care of the issues in another update, the iOS 6.1.2 which will be released as early as next week.
The iOS 6.1 update had brought with it a bug which caused unwanted increase in network activity and also drained the battery in users who have an exchange account. Exchange is a form of electronic mail which is used by many corporate entities for messaging around the world. The bug has been identified and it caused an unwanted drain in the battery while changing the Exchange Calendar.
The battery drain issue is being faced by iPhone 4S users who have completed the iOS 6.1.1 update. Worse a security bug was unearthed which allowed hackers to bypass the lock screen and access sensitive Contact apps and more.