Here Are the Full iOS 10.1 Release Notes If You Missed It

iOS 10.1 - iPhone 7 Plus Portrait mode

Apple released the much-awaited iOS 10.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch yesterday. The update includes Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus (beta), transit directions for Japan, stability improvements, and bug fixes.

If you blindly tapped on the Download and Install button in the hurry to install iOS 10.1 update without reading the complete list of new features and improvements then here’s the complete release notes for iOS 10.1.

Camera and Photos

  • Introduces Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus that creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background (beta)
  • People names in the Photos app are saved in iCloud backups
  • Improved the display of wide color gamut photos in the grid views of the Photos app
  • Fixes an issue where opening the Camera app would show a blurred or flashing screen for some users
  • Fixes an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library

Maps

  • Transit support for every major train, subway, ferry, and national bus line, as well as local bus systems for Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya
  • Sign-based transit navigation including layouts of all underground structures and walkways that connect large transit stations
  • Transit fare comparison when viewing alternative transit routes

Messages

  • New option to replay bubble and full screen effects
  • Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
  • Fixes an issue that could lead to contact names appearing incorrectly in Messages
  • Addresses an issue where Messages could open to a white screen
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent the report junk option from displaying with unknown senders
  • Fixes an issue where videos captured and sent in the Messages app could be missing audio

Apple Watch

  • Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace
  • Fixes issues that may have prevented Music playlists from syncing to Apple Watch
  • Addresses an issue that was preventing invitations and data to appear in Activity Sharing
  • Fixes an issue that was allowing Activity Sharing to update over cellular when manually disabled
  • Resolves an issue that was causing some third-party apps to crash when inputting text

Other improvements and fixes

  • Improves Bluetooth connectivity with 3rd party accessories
  • Improves AirPlay Mirroring performance when waking a device from sleep
  • Fixes an issue where playback would not work for iTunes purchased content when the “Show iTunes Purchases” setting is turned off
  • Fixes an issue where certain selfie apps and face filters used with the FaceTime HD Camera on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did not display a live preview
  • Fixes an issue in Health where individual strokes are converted to separate characters when using the Chinese handwriting keyboard
  • Improves performance of sharing websites from Safari to Messages
  • Fixes an issue in Safari that caused web previews in tab view to not display correctly
  • Fixes an issue that caused certain Mail messages to be reformatted with very small text
  • Fixes an issue that caused some HTML email to be formatted incorrectly
  • Fixes an issue that in some cases caused the search field to disappear in Mail
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Today View Widgets from updating when launched
  • Fixes an issue where Weather widget sometimes failed to load data
  • Fixes an issue on iPhone 7 where Home Button click settings would not appear in search results
  • Fixes an issue that prevented spam alert extensions from blocking calls
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent alarm sounds from going off
  • Fixes an issue where audio playback via Bluetooth would cause the Taptic engine to stop providing feedback for some users
  • Resolves an issue preventing some users from restoring from iCloud Backup

Apple has fixed several security vulnerabilities in iOS 10.1. Here are the complete details of the security content in iOS 10.1 (via Apple):

CFNetwork Proxies

Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later

Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to leak sensitive user information

Description: A phishing issue existed in the handling of proxy credentials. This issue was addressed by removing unsolicited proxy password authentication prompts.

CVE-2016-7579: Jerry Decime

CoreGraphics

Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later

Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted JPEG file may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2016-4673: Marco Grassi (@marcograss) of KeenLab (@keen_lab), Tencent

FaceTime

Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later

Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to cause a relayed call to continue transmitting audio while appearing as if the call terminated

Description: User interface inconsistencies existed in the handling of relayed calls. These issues were addressed through improved FaceTime display logic.

CVE-2016-4635: Martin Vigo (@martin_vigo) of salesforce.com

FontParser

Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later

Impact: Parsing a maliciously crafted font may disclose sensitive user information

Description: An out-of-bounds read was addressed through improved bounds checking.

CVE-2016-4660: Ke Liu of Tencent’s Xuanwu Lab

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later

Impact: An application may be able to disclose kernel memory

Description: A validation issue was addressed through improved input sanitization.

CVE-2016-4680: Max Bazaliy of Lookout and in7egral

libarchive

Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later

Impact: A malicious archive may be able to overwrite arbitrary files

Description: An issue existed within the path validation logic for symlinks. This issue was addressed through improved path sanitization.

CVE-2016-4679: Omer Medan of enSilo Ltd

libxpc

Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later

Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with root privileges

Description: A logic issue was addressed through additional restrictions.

CVE-2016-4675: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

Sandbox Profiles

Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later

Impact: An application may be able to retrieve metadata of photo directories

Description: An access issue was addressed through additional sandbox restrictions on third party applications.

CVE-2016-4664: Razvan Deaconescu, Mihai Chiroiu (University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest); Luke Deshotels, William Enck (North Carolina State University); Lucas Vincenzo Davi, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi (TU Darmstadt)

Sandbox Profiles

Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later

Impact: An application may be able to retrieve metadata of audio recording directories

Description: An access issue was addressed through additional sandbox restrictions on third party applications.

CVE-2016-4665: Razvan Deaconescu, Mihai Chiroiu (University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest); Luke Deshotels, William Enck (North Carolina State University); Lucas Vincenzo Davi, Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi (TU Darmstadt)

Security

Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later

Impact: A local attacker can observe the length of a login password when a user logs in

Description: A logging issue existed in the handling of passwords. This issue was addressed by removing password length logging.

CVE-2016-4670: Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater Software

System Boot

Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later

Impact: A local user may be able to cause an unexpected system termination or arbitrary code execution in the kernel

Description: Multiple input validation issues existed in MIG generated code. These issues were addressed through improved validation.

CVE-2016-4669: Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2016-4666: Apple

CVE-2016-4677: An anonymous researcher working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative

You can check out our article where we have gone into more details for some of the important features.

Let us know what you think of the new features in iOS 10.1, and if it fixed an annoying bug that you were facing after upgrading to iOS 10.