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If you've waited patiently for the release of iOS 6, bringing with it a few improvements and bug fixes for the the iPhone 5, today's the day. The download is available now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod.
Among the various bug fixes, the iPhone 5 patch may be the most important of the lot. Strangely, when Apple released its new device this fall, the company inadvertently left out the over-the-air update system.
So, if you're an iPhone 5 user, you'll have to first download the update the old-fashioned way, before you can start receiving over-the-air updates. Yes, it's weird. But for every other iOS device, over-the-air functionality should work just fine.
Other major points in the iOS 6.0.1 update include a fix for some nagging keyboard issues, and an admittedly rare instance of the device's camera flash staying on. Hey, at least it made a good flashlight.
The update also improves Wi-Fi connectivity for the iPhone 5 and fifth-gen iPod Touch. Both devices should function properly on WPA2 encrypted Wi-Fi networks.
An odd oversight, iOS 6.0.1 addresses a potential issue where Passbook details could be viewed even from the lock screen. Passbook is still accessible from a locked iPhone, but snoops shouldn't be able to see the actual data.
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