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Apple reportedly readying fix for one of the most infuriating iPhone 5s bugs

Published Feb 28th, 2014 11:16AM EST

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Apple is reportedly working on a software update that will fix one of the bugs on the iPhone 5s that has been particularly infuriating for users. According to a report from AppleInsider that cites a single unnamed source, an upcoming update to Apple’s iOS software will resolve an issue that causes the accuracy of Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5s to degrade over time.

The issue was brought to light in a report late last year, and since then we have seen an increasing number of reports that make similar claims. When affected users first configure Touch ID, it works well for a period of time. Then, however, the scanner begins to fail when reading users’ prints, and the failures become more frequent over time.

AppleInsider’s source could not confirm whether this important iPhone 5s bug fix is set to be included in Apple’s upcoming iOS 7.1 update, which BGR exclusively revealed will be released sometime next month, or whether it will be released in a subsequent update.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.