By Shailesh Shrivastava email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 16, 2013 07:13 AM EST
As this week coming to an end, users of Apple's mobile devices like iPhones, iPads, and iPods running on the company's mobile operating system are hoping for the release of one time solution of their problems.
This week has been really bad for Apple as far as security and performance of its latest iOS 6 and its updates iOS 6.1 and iOS 6.1.1 are concerned. When Apple released iOS 6.1.1 for iPhone 4S users, it was expected that the latest update will solve the issues related to 3G connectivity and battery drain, but much to the disappointment of users, many devices were still encountering the same problems.
Microsoft Exchange Server issue too gave hard time to its users in the same week.
Within days Apple was again hit by another problem which allowed people to enter others' iPhones and iPads by bypassing the paascode screen.
However, latest reports suggest that Apple is expected to release iOS 6.1.2 to counter the passcode issue which is directly related to the security of iDevices. Many people also expect that the new update will solve other connectivity problems and the battery issues too.
As iOS 6.1.2's release is inevitable, many people expect many things from it, but mainly we can expect only one thing from it - making way for iOS 6.1.3.
If Apple is going to release iOS 6.1.2 next week, this update will be one of the very few iOS updates released for public without any beta testing. As Apple, so far, has not released any beta version of iOS 6.1.2 for its registered users the rumored release of iOS 6.1.2 is definitely going to be a hurried up move to fix some bug (passcode obviously) temporarily.
The release of iOS 6.1.2 will be followed by iOS 6.1.3, which is expected to come after a series of fast beta testing.
German Web site, ifun, which predicted iOS 6.1's release just hours before it was released also reports that Apple was actually expected to release only iOS 6.1.1, but whatever it planned in iOS 6.1.1 will be delivered to the users in iOS 6.1.3.
"Apple internally, the original planned iOS update to version 6.1.1 - this should be tracked, especially in the Japanese Apple cards are dealt - now postponed and will reach us in the coming weeks as version 6.1.3," a crude translation from the report of ifun states.
If we read between the lines, it clearly indicates that the two updates before iOS 6.1.3 are forced updates because of some serious issues which were even acknowledged by Vodafone UK, 3 Austria, and the major software maker Microsoft.
Had Vodafone UK, 3 Austria, and Microsoft not issued advisories to their users, Apple would have ignored the complaints and continued with its beta testing of iOS 6.1.1 to give it the 'perfect' shape.
However, iOS 6.1.3 will be on its way very soon, but the question remains the same that how will people trust on Apple who is getting into a hide-n-seek kind of relationship its customers.