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Apple Solves Bugs With New iPhone OS 3.1.2

Apple, on Thursday, updated its recently introduced iPhone OS version 3.1 to OS version 3.1.2, which the company says will bolster up the performance of its bestselling handset.

As per the notes attached with the release, Apple has seemingly addressed three ‘important’ bugs in the operating system to make it more secure and perform better.

The changes brought upon in the OS include a fix for what Apple refers to as a “sporadic issue”, where iPhone wouldn’t simply wake up from sleep mode.

The update further repairs a glitch that could affect the phone's network status, until the user restarts the handset. The iPhone-maker also addresses one that severely impacted video streaming with its recent update of the OS.

The company said that the recent update is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, as well as the iPhone (and with iPod Touch). Users can have access to the update simply by plugging their iPhones into their computers, followed by clicking onto the update tab in the iTunes.

The launch of a new OS update just within a month its predecessor was released clearly depicts that Apple has now become more conscious about the smooth performance of its products.

This is perhaps because of the proposed arrival of a couple of high-end smartphones, like Palm Pre, which could be a potential iPhone-killer.

Our Comments

Apple is becoming with Microsoft? Launching regular updates of its operating system to make sure that it does not end up with bad blood from its customers and negative press as well. The new iPhone OS 3.1.2. also ensures that jailbreaking tools like QuickPwn no longer works.

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