I guess we are going to see 7.1.1 afterall

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Armen, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    If you base the trends on last year iOS 6 updates stopped when iOS 7 was announced.
     
  2. Scott90 macrumors 6502

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    6.1.5 and 6.1.6 were released even after iOS 7 was officially released.
     
  3. Armen, Apr 3, 2014
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    Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    6.1.5 was for the iPod touch as was 6.1.6

    The final iOS build for the iPhone itself was 6.1.4
     
  4. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    Thank god I have Touch ID and passcode enabled.
     
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    Yea, didn't we see this like two months ago on macrumors front page.

    Edit: apparently it was a similar stupid bug.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Someone actually brought it up just a bit earlier at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1722556

    As far as updates, there's still plenty of time for bug-fix updates to come out even before iOS 8 is actually announced, and certainly more can come after that as well if they deal with security or something else serious.

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    6.1.6 was for iPhones as well (just not ones that support iOS 7 as 7.0.6 was released for those), and came out just very recently.
     
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    I have Touch ID enabled and a password with 21 letters, I'm fine!

    This needs to be fixed though for other though.
     
  8. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    Based on past trends, iOS 8 should be released in September. So that's a long 5 month window to fix this.
     
  9. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    the last mainstream release for iOS 6 specifically for the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 (which majority of users here have) was indeed 6.1.4.

    1. 6.1.5 and 6.1.6 were specifically for the iPod touch and 1 fix for the iphone 3GS.

    What I'm saying I still stand behind. Once iOS 8 is announced you will not see anymore iOS 7.1.x updates unless its some super critical security hole.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, 6.1.6 only applied to one of the iPhone models directly as at the time the other models could support iOS 7 that was already released, so the same fix was made in 7.0.6 for those. Had iOS 7 still been in beta stages (after it was already announced but before it was released) that kind of a release would have been for all those phones that were still on iOS 6.

    So, we are basically saying the same thing, that there can very well be a release of iOS 7 even once iOS 8 is announced if there's something there to justify it (some security and/or other major issue).

    However, that aside, there are still at least a couple of months before iOS 8 would likely be announced, during which there can easily be one or even more iOS 7 updates too, especially given the potential issue that got the thread going.
     
  11. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    Well this security hole that showed up is definitely going to guarantee at least one more build of iOS 7 before they stick a fork in it.
     
  12. bigcstyle4 macrumors 6502

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    Even if this is patched, if someone has no passcode and their email set up on the phone, all a thief would have to do is have a password reset sent down anyway.
     
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    The last version of iOS 6 for most devices was iOS 6.1.3.

    6.1.4 was iPhone 5 only (it fixed an audio issue).

    6.1.5 was iPod touch (4th generation) only.

    6.1.6 is for iPod touch (4th generation) and iPhone 3GS.

    The 4 and 4S never got 6.1.4.
     
  14. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    Good. Supports my claims even further. :)
     
  15. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    I'm really confused as to why any of this matters.
     
  16. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    90% of the threads on this forum don't matter. People like to talk about things that don't matter :p
     
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    This better be fixed! I have an iPhone 5 and an iPad mini which don't have Touch ID or passcodes enabled.
     
  18. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    While more or less at the same time questioning if there ever would be a 7.1.1 release. ;)

    I wonder if the actual issue that started this thread has actually been addressed in 7.1.1.
     
  20. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    if it was it was done silently
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    They usually post the content of the security changes a few days after a release at http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1222 so I guess that will likely be the place to check officially. And perhaps someone will actually try this out and confirm it one way or another as well.
     
  22. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

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    You can check the security changes here if you don't feel like waiting a few days: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6208
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I wonder why they haven't linked this on that main page yet.

    Based on the contents it seems like nothing related to bypassing activation lock or relating to Find My iPhone is mentioned.
     

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