iOS 7.0.2 Goes Live to Close the Passcode Bypass

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A modest iOS update follows in the wake of all last week's hoopla, fixing some of the more glaring security issues with Apple's new smartphone operating system. 

We're Closing the Bypass

Last week's launch of iOS 7 was very much like Freshers week, with new users stumbling around the halls and features of the redesigned system by the million. This week, we all know pretty much where we are, and its the usual glaring weaknesses in the system that are being fixed, notably the dodgy locks. 

The update iOS 7.0.2 fixes that pesky passcode bypass, where users could use the new swipe menu and a combination of commands and button presses to sneak around security  "feature"  and let malicious users perform a few tasks on the phone. This update works for all devices,  the earlier 7.0.1 update was for Apple's new phones only. Version 7.1 is being prepped and seems to be a specific update for the new iPads. 

An additional benefit of this update is the additon of a Greek keyboard for use on the passcode screen, ideal for all you classicists, or indeed, the Hellenic people. We'll update if there are any other other changes or feature updates lurking within this version of the patch.  

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The Apple Army Rises

iOS 7 has been installed by over half of iPhone or iPad users according to data from companies measuring Internet usage logs, and the new models sold 9 million units over their three-day launch weekend. 

Please let us know if you've installed iOS 7 on an older model IPhone device, as we're keen to find out how performance is on them. Apple should have the new IPads ready to go in October, but will face intense competition from the new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX models and the new Samsungs and even a Nokia tablet. 


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