Today, Apple released iOS 6.0.1, the first update to the recently-released operating system.

The new update squashes a number of bugs, including some that are specific to the brand-new iDevices that Apple released in September. Here’s the complete list of fixes:

  • Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air
  • Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard
  • Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off
  • Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances
  • Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match
  • Fixes a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen
  • Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings

For what it’s worth, the last two bugs in that list were among the reasons that some companies told their employees not to use an iPhone 5 – or even update their existing iPhones to iOS 6! In other words, that means this update was desperately needed by a number of people.

It’s a healthy update, chock full of improvements across the board. And considering that it’s also fairly small – my 4S’ update weighed in at 47.6MB – it’s certainly worth the download. Head over to iTunes and plug your iDevice in or go to Software Update on your phone to start downloading.

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