A new report from BGR states that their “reliable” Apple sources have informed them that testing for iOS 6.0.1 has already begun with select U.S. carriers. While mostly obvious, Apple will apparently address various areas of concern and numerous bugs with the release of 6.0.1. Mostly though, the new firmware will correct the issue of horizontal lines appearing when an app folder is open or the virtual keyboard is up and a bug that causes the camera’s LED flash to malfunction at times.
Additionally, the new 6.0.1 version of iOS is said to improve WiFi connectivity, correct a cellular data issue, disallow the access of certain Passbook pass details on the lock screen, add an iTunes Match toggle for cellular data and patch an issued that causes Exchange meetings to be sporadically canceled for the entire calendar group.
Also, in the same report, BRG notes that Apple has initiated the testing phase for iOS 6.1. Because testing has just begun, it’s extremely unlikely that the new 6.1 iOS version will be introduced alongside the upcoming iPad Mini, unless Apple releases a separate firmware stickily for the new iPad. Regardless of Apple’s initial rollout plans for iOS 6.1, it’s expected that the all current iOS-based devices will receive the update in the coming weeks or months.
Jailbreak 6.1 and UnTethered Jailbreak 6.0.1 – What to expect
Currently, the only jailbreak available for iOS 6, 6.0 is in the form of a Tethered RedSn0w utility. Moreover, the jailbreaking tool offers limited support for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the 4th Generation iPod touch. Unfortunately, once the iPad Mini and iOS 6.0.1 are released to the public, the same will be true. Both the iPhone Dev Team and the Chronic Dev Team will need to run various tests and discover numerous exploits before they can compile and release an UnTethered iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak utility.
Furthermore, when an iOS 6 UnTethered jailbreak utility is released depends almost entirely on Apple’s 6.0.1 and 6.1 release schedule. The developers might decide it’s best to wait for iOS 6.1 before releasing a new jailbreak for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, iPad Mini, iPad 3, 2 and the iPod touch 5th and 4th Generation.
However, thanks to the iPhone Dev Team’s recent work on Cydia compatibility for iOS 6, upon Apple’s release of both iOS 6.0.1 and 6.1, an updated version of Redsn0w with support for the new firmwares should pushed out within 24 hours.
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