Saturday, 9 February 2013

Vodafone text users asking them not to update to iOS 6.1 because it 'impacts performance on 3G'.

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   The other day we heard about how Vodafone's CEO labelled 4G networks for 'technofreaks'. Today though the news is slightly more sensible as we've heard that the company has been texting some of their iPhone users warning them not to update their devices to iOS 6.1 if they haven't already!

Image Credit: LoT.
   Vodafone's text message is embedded to the right, but their tech team has offered slightly more details on why iPhone 4S users should abstain from the latest update for a little while. They said :
We’re aware of an issue caused by Apple iPhone 4S handsets that have been upgraded to iOS 6.1 which impacts performance on 3G.
Some customers may occasionally experience difficulty in connecting to the network to make or receive calls or texts or to connect to the Internet. Apple is working on a solution to their software issue. These connection problems are intermittent.
While Apple’s investigations continue, we would recommend that anyone who has not yet installed iOS 6.1 on their iPhone 4S should delay doing so until Apple has confirmed that their problem has been fixed.
   Some people have been reported that their devices have been iperating without any problems, but if you rely on your phones it's not worth the risk! Apple is already working on iOS 6.1.1, which has been released to developers as a beta, so there's the possibility that this contains the fix for the issue! Given the fact that Vodafone felt the need to promote this publicly we would expect that this is a bigger issue then the standard firmware updates cause, so just hold out a little longer if you haven't updated already!
Via LandOfTechnology and Vodafone.


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