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iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 is Out, Fixes Lock Screen Security Bug

Just a few days after Apple pushed out iOS 6.1.2 to fix the Exchange bug and we wrote the lock screen security flaw remained unchanged, the iPhone manufacturer has pushed out iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 to developers for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

iOS 6-1-3 The first beta was known as iOS 6.1.1 beta 1, but since then, Apple released iOS 6.1.1 and iOS 6.1.2, both containing bug fixes, so it has been renamed to iOS 6.1.3. As we previously wrote, the beta public beta version includes several improvements targeting the heavily criticized Maps application – which forced Tim Cook to release a public 'mea culpa' letter – focusing on Japan.

But most notably, the iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 includes the fix for the lock screen security flaw, as the release note informs. The update is available for developers and their registered devices only.

iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 release notes:

  • iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 includes a security fix for a Lock screen bug and the following improvements to Maps for Japan.
  • 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

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