All About Smartphones: Download Apple's iOS 6.1.4 for iPhone 5

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Download Apple's iOS 6.1.4 for iPhone 5

While we are yet waiting for iOS 7 to drop during the WWDC conference by June 10th, Apple have decided to release a new firmware update.

This update iOS 6.1.4 was released few minutes ago and is only compatible for iPhone 5 device.

In case you are in possession of an iPhone 5, please proceed to this link to get your download.
The update process is the same as any other update process via iTunes.

What does new update bring to the iPhone 5 you may ask

Well, an updated audio profile for the speakerphone was implemented in this update.
Furthermore, Apple released iOS 6.1.3 to tackle some issues like Evasi0n exploits and passcode bypassing bug that was found in iOS 6 - 6.1.2.
While the Evasion exploit was patched, rendering many iDevices non - jailbreakable, however, passcode bypassing bug isstill present.

With a company like Apple that take security very seriously, it would be considered unacceptable if the passcode bug isn't resolved as soon as possible, especially as the DoD (Department of Defence) have approved all iOS 6.0 enabled Apple devices to be used by government officials.
Also, Apple is violating some patents in the VPN settings utilized by Apple in their devices and have been asked to pay a fine of $368.2 million and also correct that VPN settings.Perhaps, this update will also address this VPN problem or may not be addressed but may be addressed in iOS 7.

For now, we do not know if this update will be made available to other Apple devices, but right now, this update is only for iPhone 5 

Download link for both iPhone 5 (GSM) and iPhone 5 (GSM+CDMA) versions

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