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Download 7.0.1 iOS firmware fixing iPhone 5S touch ID issue


Download 7.0.1 iOS firmware fixing iPhone 5S touch ID issue

On the release day of iPhone 5s, Apple has released a new update in the form of iOS 7.0.1, and it fixes an issue with the Touch ID featured on the device and also brings ‘bug fixes and improvements’. The update is only available for iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, and users will be able to install it as soon as they active either of the device. Other iPhones running iOS 7 won’t receive the update. 

The new update can be installed by going to Settings > General > Software update on iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. The other way to install is to connect to the computer and launch the latest version of iTunes.

Some experts note that iOS 7 asks iPhone 5s owners Apple ID and password for purchases, even though authorization has been granted through the Touch ID.

The bug was noted by WSJ’s Walt Mossberg in his iPhone 5s review:

There is one bug in the system: Sometimes, while trying to use a finger to authenticate an online purchase, the phone asks for a password. Apple says it expects to fix this bug very quickly.

Apart from that, users have also discovered lock screen vulnerability on iOS 7 that allow attackers to use sequence of touches to go past the lock screen and gain access to texts, email and photos. Apple’s Trudy Muller says and update will be released soon to fix it.

Web logs says that Apple is testing iOS 7.1 or iOS 7.0.2 for a while so the new update would come soon.

Have you updated to iOS 7? Are you aware of the issue? Feel free to leave comments.

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