iOS 7.03 and iOS 7.1 could be just around the corner, hopefully fixing security bugs

Graham Cluley

iOS 7 iconsThe next version of Apple’s iPhone operating system, iOS 7.03, could be just around the corner – and hopefully it will properly fix some of the security and privacy bugs that have embarrassed the company since the launch of iOS 7.0 last month.

According to BGR, sources claim that Apple has seeded iOS 7.03 to internal employees and partners for testing and could be available for download as early as next week.

Fingers crossed that finally puts a nail in the coffin in the stream of lockscreen flaws that have allowed inventive researchers to show ways of waltzing past iOS security and accessing devices that should have been locked.

It’s also hoped that an update will fix problems that some users have experienced with iMessage.

While iOS 7.03 is only likely to contain minor changes and fixes, it is also widely anticipated that Apple will release a more meaty revision – iOS 7.1 – later this month at an event launching a new generation of iPads (presumably some of which will include Apple’s new Touch ID fingerprint sensor that debuted with the iPhone 5S).

Graham Cluley Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

One Reply to “iOS 7.03 and iOS 7.1 could be just around the corner, hopefully fixing security bugs”

  1. Why do they have to release so many updates in such a short amount of time? If 7.1 is due in possibly a couple of weeks why does an interim 7.03 have to come out. I test virtually everything anytime an update comes out which winds my wife up no end – it's partly my own fault for distrusting apple and doing all the testing but they are very shoddy ever since iOS 6 surfaced that I don't trust their releases anymore. THey should of stopped with iOS 5.1.1 which was the best one

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Never miss a thing. Sign up for the free GCHQ newsletter from Graham Cluley.
GET UPDATES