iOS 6.1.3 Software Released Addresses Passcode Bug and Enhances Japanese Maps

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iOS 6-1-3

On Tuesday, Apple released iOS 6.1.3 software update to the public, addressing the passcode lock bug that has been plaguing users as well as the Japanese Map enhancements that were expected with iOS 6.1.1. Last month, Apple released the second beta of iOS 6.1.3 to developers for testing.

It is likely that the beta experienced issues or other features were added because of its late release. As mentioned by Apple in the release notes, iOS 6.1.3 addresses the passcode lock issue and adds a number of Maps enhancements for Japanese users:

This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:

– Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the passcode and access the Phone app
– Improvements to Maps in Japan

Last week, Apple quietly added Maps enhancements server-side for its Japanese users. These server side updates addressed a number of issues and did not require an update to the OS until now. The full list of enhancements in this update were previously listed in iOS 6.1.1 which was later labeled as iOS 6.1.3 and includes:

– Improved pronunciation of roads during turn-by-turn navigation
– Optimized directions to more strongly prefer highways over narrower roads
– Now indicates upcoming toll roads during turn-by-turn navigation
– Added labels for junctions, interchanges, on-ramps, off-ramps, and intersections
– Added indicators for transit station buildings, subway lines, and traffic lights
– Updated freeway color to green
– Updated icons for some location categories including fire stations, hospitals, and post offices Added 3D buildings including Tokyo Station, Japan Imperial Palace, and Tokyo Tower

iOS 6.1.3 arrives with a build number of 10B32 and is currently available as an OTA (Over-The-Air) update as well as in iTunes. The update also reportedly patches a security hole used by the evasi0n jailbreak tool, meaning that users who update to the latest version will lose their jailbreak.

{Via MacRumors}

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