Apple Update Fixes iOS Security Issues

Apple has provided patches for a number of security issues on its iPhone and iPod Touch devices in the recent iOS 4.1 update.

Apple's latest update iOS 4.1, launched on Wednesday, offers fixes for a number of security issues discovered in the iOS 4 operating system, the Telegraph reports.

The update fixes 24 security vulnerabilities in the iOS, out of which 19 were labelled as critical, allowing hackers to take over the device if exploited.

The update also fixes flaws in its webkit, those affecting the user interface and those affecting FaceTime.

The update is also said to resolves issues regarding the iPhone 4's proximity sensor and works to improve the Bluetooth network and speed on older iPhone models.

iOS 4.1 also brings a host of tools, including High Dynamic Resolution to the iPhone 4, support for Apple's social gaming feature Game Centre, the latest music discovery service Ping, and has added capability to shoot and upload high definition videos.