Apple has released an update to its operating system for iDevices. The latest update, iOS 5.1.1, includes fixes for AirPlay video playback, as well as a bug that was causing some iPads not to switch back and forth between 2G and 3G.
Here’s the list of updates in the 47MB download:
In addition the iPad and AirPlay issues, Apple has ironed out some other bugs that I’ve personally seen. None are more infuriating than the “Unable to purchase” alert you sometimes get after successfully purchasing an item.
but the big news here is that the company has fixed a pretty serious vulnerability that we told you about in March.
The affected devices were iPhone 4, 4S, iPad 2 and new iPad, and this is what was happening:
The security issues that were fixed were outlined by Apple today along with its release of iOS 5.1.1:
Available for: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iPad, iPad 2
Impact: A maliciously crafted website may be able to spoof the address in the location bar
Description: A URL spoofing issue existed in Safari. This could be used in a malicious web site to direct the user to a spoofed site that visually appeared to be a legitimate domain. This issue is addressed through improved URL handling. This issue does not affect OS X systems.
At that time we suggested that you be careful about tapping links from sources that you weren’t familiar with. It looks like Apple has fixed the problem, but always be cautious as you surf around the interwebs. Also, don’t skip updates.
You can update your device via WiFi or by using iTunes. Who uses iTunes anymore thanks to iCloud and over the air updates?