Apple Seeds iOS 6.1.3 (Beta 2) To Developers, Fixes Minor Lockscreen Security Vulnerability

Apple Seeds iOS 6.1.3 (Beta 2) To Developers, Fixes Minor Lockscreen Security Vulnerability

No, that headline up there isn’t a typo.

Apple has in fact seeded the second beta of iOS 6.1.3 tonight. The name change arrives after the software was first seeded to developers as ‘iOS 6.1.1’ on February 6, and was rushed out of the door and publicly released on February 12.

The update included an emergency fix for possible 3G performance issues, (initially identified by wireless carrier, Vodafone), which may have affected iPhone 4S users.

Following the release of the update on February 12, Apple noted that iOS 6.1.1 would be “renamed” to a different version with the ‘next developer release.’ Now, this would have arrived as ‘iOS 6.1.2’ — but Apple hit another bug in the meantime that it needed to resolve, quickly, and so the company later rushed out and publicly released iOS 6.1.2 on February 19.

Thus, tonight’s seeding is actually the second beta of iOS 6.1.1, which has been renamed to iOS 6.1.3, due to both iOS 6.1.1 and iOS 6.1.2 already now being out in the wild. The update is said to include a fix for the minor lockscreen security vulnerability that was identified just a few days ago.

[alert=error]Note: In order to download the software available through the following links you must have an active iOS Developer Program membership.[/alert]

Available Downloads

- iPad (4th generation Model A1458)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1459)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1460)
- iPad mini (Model A1432)
- iPad mini (Model A1454)
- iPad mini (Model A1455)
- iPad Wi-Fi 3rd generation
- iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for AT&T)
- iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (Verizon)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (Model A1428)
- iPhone 5 (Model A1429)
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 3GS
- iPod touch (5th generation)
- iPod touch (4th generation)