Apple Promises to fix the Lockscreen Bypass issue in iOS 7

It always seems to happen, doesn’t it? Remember back with iOS 6 when it was released, you could bypass the lockscreen and get inside the device and have access to all sorts of data? Yes, that exact issue has dawned upon us after the release of iOS 7. Apple fixed the issue on iOS 6 with an OTA update in about a week’s time after they were notified of the issue and perhaps if the time scales are similar, we should be having the first update to iOS 7 sometime this week.

iOS 7 Lockscreen issue

Apple has already promised that it is aware of the issue and as always is working hard on getting it all sorted out well and quickly. From what it has been shown off on several Youtube videos, it is possible to access the pictures as well as text messages from a locked iPhone thanks to Control Center, which kind of totally defeats the purpose of installing likes of Touch ID on the new iPhone 5s. You could have all the security systems in the world but if its all crackable, it is of not much use to anyone, is it? But thankfully, this weird combination does not seem to work on iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, so looks like an issue for only the older devices.

“Apple takes user security very seriously. We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update.”- An Apple Spokeperson to The Guardian.

You can checkout a video below to know the issue in greater details:

Via: The Guardian

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