As is to be expected, Apple's cooking up a minor update for iOS 6 to fix a handful of issues that cropped up in the initial public release in September.
Boy Genius Report says iOS 6.0.1 is currently undergoing testing with a number of carrier partners, with a planned release in the "coming weeks." Following that, the blog says Apple's working on iOS 6.1, which it confusingly claims will be ready to go in time for the iPad Mini's rumored release early next month.
Among the reported bug fixes in iOS 6.0.1:
• Improved Wi-Fi support
• Camera flash sometimes not going off when photos are taken
• Fix for horizontal lines appearing on the keyboard
• A bug with Microsoft Exchanges meetings getting canceled
• A bug affecting cellular data, and cellular data used with iTunes Match
• A Passbook security via the lockscreen issue
As a frame of reference, it took Apple a little under a month to release iOS 5.0.1 following the release of iOS 5 last October. The release brought mostly bug and security fixes, though also added multi-tasking gestures for original iPad users. The jump to iOS 5.1, which reworked the camera application on the iPad, and increased the size limit for over-the-air app downloads, came about four months later.
If Apple plans on publicly announcing the software, tomorrow might be a good time. The company will hold its special event in San Jose, Calif., where it's expected to unveil a smaller version of the iPad, as well as new versions of its Mac desktops. You can.