Apple has reportedly started testing iOS 6.0.1 with carrier partners and the update could launch as early as next week as part of the iPad mini release. iOS 6.0.1 is said to contain bug fixes for various issues found in the original iOS 6 release, such as keyboard rendering glitches, the camera flash failing to go off, and a number other issues, from smaller annoyances to security problems. Jonathan S. Geller of the newly redesigned BGR reports:

In addition, the new software will improve Wi-Fi support, fix cellular data not working in some cases, add a consolidated cellular data switch for iTunes Match, fix a bug that allowed access to Passbook pass details from the lock screen, and also finally fix the bug that caused Exchange meetings to be unexpectedly cancelled for the entire calendar invite group.

Geller also says that Apple has only begun testing iOS 6.1 internally. It is not yet known when that update will be available, but it could be months before its public release. In previous years, the first minor update to the new iOS release came less than a month after launch. The first major post-release update, x.1, usually releases between two and three months after the initial release, though last year, iOS 5.1 did not appear until almost five months after iOS 5 was released.

If Geller is correct, and his carrier sources have provided accurate iOS update information in the past, it seems that iOS users will get at least a few fixes sooner rather than later.

Source: BGR