Our Jan is always preaching that you should wait before embracing updates, just to be on the safe side. “Don’t be a guinea pig,” he’ll whisper in your ear, perhaps while caressing your cheek.
That notion is given credence with the news that Vodafone is telling its iPhone 4S-owning customers not to upgrade to the latest version of iOS, namely iOS 6.1.
Big Red has posted some info over on its forum, and even fired out texts to potentially affected customers.
The text simply reads: "If you've not already downloaded iOS 6.1 for your iPhone 4S, please hold off for the next version while Apple fixes 3G performance issues."
The forum post goes on to explain: “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.”
Incidentally, we heard that the uptake of iOS 6.1 has been incredibly quick, with an estimated 22% of owners upgrading within 36 hours of release. Somewhat ironically, the changes are barely worth talking about. Support for further LTE carriers? Meh.
Anyone here facing iOS 6.1 connection problems on ye olde iPhone 4S (or indeed any of the iDevices)? Sound off in the comments.