iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2, released with security fix

Apple recently rolled out a beta 2 version of its iOS mobile operating system, with the said version noted to come with a fix for a reported “screen lock security” issue prevailing in current iOS 6 builds.

Being a beta release, the update is not an official release version of the iOS, but is rather aimed for the evaluation and consumption of Apple’s Development Community. As with most schemes with where the release of updated mobile operating system versions are concerned, official releases typically roll out after its beta versions have “passed” the assessments and tests of developers and beta testers.

iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2Labeled as “Build 10B318”, the new beta features an updated fix for a reported issue with the iOS and a security hole in its lock screen. The security glitch, as revealed by iPhone users, involves a way where secure passcodes can be worked around through an iPhone’s lock screen.

Apart from the security fix, the new beta also features updates to Apple’s Maps software/service suite, with new additional indicators, labels and color-freeway legends.

The beta version is noted to have rolled out some two days after a previous beta was released, with that version featuring a fix for a reported Exchange Calendar bug which is known to lead to faster battery drain.

For Apple developers, giving the new iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 a go is highly advised. For end user consumers, it is best to wait for the official release of the new iOS 6 update, considering that most beta builds aren’t exactly as stable as one would ideally want from a mobile operating system.

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