Apple today released iOS 5.1.1
(build 9B206, 54.4 MB) for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. According to the release notes iOS 5.1.1 addresses the following:
- Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut
- Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks
- Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances
- Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List
- Fixes an issue where ‘Unable to purchase’ alert could be displayed after successful purchase
Perhaps more importantly, iOS 5.1.1 also contains a number of security fixes according to Apple knowledgebase article HT5278, including Safari vulnerabilities that allow maliciously crafted websites to be able to spoof the address in the location bar, execute cross-site scripting attacks and cause unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
With the WWDC just a few short weeks away and the introduction to iOS 6 more than likely, odds are, iOS 5 is just about as mature as the OS is going to be. Here is a list of some features I really hope will be included in the next version of iOS:
- A better locksceen with weather widgets and other things much similar to Lockinfo in the Cydia app store.
- A few more notification center widgets like the ability to see the song title, skip a song, and the ability to select repeat and shuffle as well. Just a few more options would be nice.
- Have the contact pictures next to iMessage and Text Message contacts in the messages app. Maybe a whole update to it.
- An ability to add up to 16 apps in a folder instead of 12, that would be incredibly helpful to me .
- Have the weather show the current temperature on the default weather app and show the time on the default clock app (a jailbreak app does this, come on apple, do it too)
In addition convenience fixes, iOS 5.1.1 patches three critical vulnerabilities in Safari that can spoof the address in the location bar, execute arbitrary code and XSS attacks. Beyond just that, some of the suggestions ive made here are not out of the stretch of the imagination. Most of what i want i can find in the jail breaking community, only I’d rather pass on jailbreaking my iPhone. Now if iOS 5 is any indication how serious Apple takes jailbreakers, we will see a heavy influence from the jailbreaking world on iOS 6. Which if Apple does this, then iOS 6 is poised to be amazing just like iOS 5 was and still is.
Ahhh, so I know that this is second video post of the week, but this one is just really really cool. Thanks to the amazing people of Cult of Mac for this really sweet video. The voice reminds me of my child mac that had a really cool voice, a classic saying for me was “I see dead people” 🙂 Anyways, watch and enjoy 🙂
Ok so this video is really cool. Former Apple Tony Fadell working at the time of the creation of the original iPhone discusses what Apple was debating to create. Some of the prototypes just make me laugh, but when I think back to the times before an iPhone they really do make some sense. Thanks to the great people of MacRumors for uploading this video. Leave your comments of what you thought below 🙂