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iOS 6 audio bug blamed for causing data overages on iPhones and iPads

Published Nov 15th, 2012 1:15PM EST
iOS 6 Audio Bug

Although Apple (AAPL) has reportedly fixed the data overage issue users have been reporting in iOS 6 with the recent 6.0.1 update, PRX Labs believes the bug is still present on a number of devices. As outlined in a blog post, PRX Labs investigated Apple’s Audio Playback frameworks and concluded there is still a bug that is causing devices to download files from the beginning over and over again during file streaming. PRX Labs compared devices running iOS 5 and iOS 6 and noticed that content streaming on the latter downloaded several times whereas files were only downloaded once on iOS 5. PRX Labs says the most users on iOS 6.0.1 will likely see the issue resolved, but several reports on Apple’s discussion boards suggest otherwise.

Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. His writing has appeared on DVICE, Ubergizmo, G4TV, Yahoo News, NBC blogs. You might even have seen his videos on Xbox LIVE.