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Apple will 'deliver a fix' to the iOS 6.1 lockscreen vulnerability in a future software update

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iOS 6.1 update
iOS 6.1 update

It's only been a few weeks since Apple released iOS 6.1, but a number of issues have already cropped up — the most recent of which lets unauthorized users bypass the iPhone lockscreen and access the phone app as well as the photos stored on the device. Fortunately, Apple is already aware of the issue and is working quickly to plug the security hole. In a statement to All Things D, an Apple spokesperson said: "Apple takes user security very seriously. We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update." There's no word on when this update will come, but hopefully it'll be soon — and hopefully it won't introduce any other bugs alongside it. While it's not exactly the kind of bug most normal users would ever discover, it'll still be a relief to iPhone owners to have it fixed.