Precisely one month after Apple released iOS 6.1.2 to fix an Exchange bug, the Californian company has published their next incremental update to iOS – 6.1.3.
The new version patches a few security holes – most notably a lock screen bypass bug.
One word of warning is that the update also fixes some (if not all) of the exploits that are used by the evasi0n jailbreak, rendering the jailbreak useless until and if it can be reformulated. According to evad3rs member David Wang, aka @planetbeing, Apple patched the flaw in the iPhone’s time zone settings which was one of the multi-stage process of jailbreaking iOS 6 devices. This means that if you want to jailbreak or you have already done so, you’ll want to prevent your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch from updating to the latest version.
Apple has also stated that the app adds a number of other undisclosed “security patches” too. The patch also includes a Maps update for Japan, although there are few details on what actually means. Presumably if you’re in Japan, you’ll know.
To install the patch, you can either use the Software Update section of the Settings app on any iOS device running iOS 6, or by using iTunes on your Mac or Windows computer. If you don’t see the update, just wait a few hours or days and try again – it should be available pretty shortly, and then all of your apps and iPhone 5 accessories will continue running smoothly.
Are you going to upgrade to iOS 6.1.3?