This was present for months, according to researchers who tested earlier versions of Apple's software. No one had publicly reported it before, which means that any knowledge of it was tightly held and that there is a chance it hadn't been used.

The flaw is so odd in retrospect that researchers faulted Apple for inadequate testing and some speculated that it had been introduced deliberately, either by a rogue engineer or a spy. Former intelligence operatives said that the best "back doors" often look like mistakes.

Apple also rolled out version 6.1.5 for the 4th-gen iPod touch, which corrects FaceTime connectivity issue.

Jailbreak developers evad3rs have released the much-awaited evasi0n7 1.0.6 jailbreak with support for iOS 7.0.6. The official version of this tool does not require utilizex Hex editing tool. It makes the whole process user-friendly as well as comparatively simplistic.