Apple has gone ahead and released its first update to iOS 6, bringing with it many of the fixes we expected two weeks ago.
First and foremost, the keyboard glitch has been taken care of, so users won’t experience distortion or aberrations when entering passwords in iTunes or the App Store. Apple has also fixed the problematic camera flash, which would — or wouldn’t — light up of its own accord.
The update also clears up any ambiguity about iTunes Match inadvertently using cellular data when connected to a WiFi network. There is now a clear consolidated button for that purpose.
The full changelog is below:
- Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air
- Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard
- Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off
- Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks
- Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances
- Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match
- Fixes a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen
- Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings
Hopefully this fixes many of the outstanding issues iPhone 5 users are facing, and improves iOS 6 performance across the entire iDevice product line. iPhone 5 users will have to download a new Software Updater first to allow them to download the iOS 6.0.1 update.