The Loop recently discussed a new Apple support document that discloses that the Cupertino California company will be changing the behavior of the VPNN On Demand feature on iOS devices running iOS 6.1 or later via a software update that is said to be released later this month. The changes have necessitated by a $368 million judgment against Apple late last year in a patent lawsuit brought by VirnetX. The online support document states the following:
Devices using iOS 6.1 and later with VPN On Demand configured to "Always" will behave as if they were configured with the "Establish if needed" option. The device will establish a VPN On Demand connection only if it is unable to resolve the DNS name of the host it is trying to reach. This change will be distributed in an update later this month.
For those of you who donít know about it, VPN stands for virtual private networking and is most commonly used by corporate users to access company networks, allowing a user to securely connect to a private network via public networks as if his or her device were directly on the private network itself.
The Cupertino California company says that it will address the issue with other alternatives in a future software update, but has given no indication on what options will be available to users and when that update may appear. Weíll just have to and see when the update is released.
Source: The Loop via MacRumors