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"Jill, here's a lockpick. It might be handy if you, the master of unlocking, take it with you" -- Barry

It's been a turbulent couple of months for Apple, Inc. (AAPL).  While Apple fans still abound and sales remains strong, the iPhone 5 launch was marred with shocking bugs which included cameraconnectivity, and battery life issues.  And then there was the Maps debacle, which was so bad that Apple CEO Tim Cook personally apologized to fans, telling them to use Google Inc.'s (GOOG) superior (or functional) products.  There've been shareholder lawsuits over Apple's profit hording and a dramatic plunge in stock prices after margins slid in Q4 2012.

Now there is a security flaw in iOS 6.1 that allows users to simply punch in a series of virtual and hard button presses to unlock an iPhone, bypassing the security passcode.  The instructions are seen below in the YouTube video by VideosDeBarraquito:

A text version of the unlock is as follows:

First part:
-Go to emergency call, push down the power button and tap cancel.
-Dial 112 and tap green and inmediately (sic) red.
-Go to lock screen.

Ok...ready for second part:
-Go to passcode screen.
-Keep pushing down the power button ...1...2...3...seconds and before showing the slider "turn off"...tap the emergency call button and ...voilá!
-Then without releasing the power button press the home button and ready...

With Apple currently working on fixing a Microsoft Exchange bug that it also introduced with iOS 6.1, it's unknown if this exploit will be patched at the same time.

Sources: YouTube, Gizmodo UK

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By Tony Swash on 2/15/2013 7:36:06 AM , Rating: 1
" Wasn't Apple the #1 smartphone seller in America Q4 2012". May I add that apple in America is protected by judges and politicians, because they figure that apple is an Icon of America, what about the rest of the world. I don't see apple bragging about sales and profit outside American borders. America preaches Free Trade as long as their the beneficiary of the end result. I just see Protectionism at all cost.

Are you really (in public!) suggesting that the iPhone being the top selling smart phone in the US is the result of some sort plot?

If so the only plot is the one you have lost.

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By Uncle on 2/15/2013 12:57:20 PM , Rating: 2
So you think apple has honorable intentions when going to court, on their turf, using their influence, to have products, banned from entering the USA. Reads to me of Protectionism of their turf. As I said apple in the rest of the world is losing more court cases then winning, and that includes appeals. Even the judge in California is having second and third thoughts. This thing with apple is all about protecting their turf, if they lose some of their customers to new and improved products from their competitors, I'm sure they won't be going back to apple. This is why apple wants to shut the border down to the competition.

By Uncle on 2/16/2013 11:16:43 AM , Rating: 2
By the way Tony, this just in. "Apple has lost the rights to the trademark "iPhone" in Brazil to a local manufacturer which makes an Android phone called the iPhone NEO. Yesterday the Brazilian Trademark and Patents Office rejected Apple's claims to the trademark "iPhone" in the category of telecoms and the category of electronic devices.

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