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February 12, 2013

Vodafone Telling iPhone 4S Users Not to Get iOS 6.1

There is very little doubt that when iOS 6 was released there were plenty of people who were excited to put it on their iPhones and iPads. When iOS 6.1 was released, it appeared that people were even more excited, perhaps because they wanted to be able to fix the problems that popped up with iOS 6. 

Specifically, people who are downloading iOS 6.1 onto their iPhone 4S’ in Great Britain are having some serious connection problems.

Vodafone has issued a very specific warning to its iPhone 4S users that they should not be downloading and installing iOS 6.1 because there appears to be a problem with connecting to their 3G network after the install.

Vodafone issued the alert on its forums with one member of the tech team posting a warning. “Some customers may occasionally experience difficulty in connecting to the network to make or receive calls or texts or to connect to the Internet,” the warning read.

 “Apple is working on a solution to their software issue. These connection problems are intermittent.”

While the problem is one that probably won’t be longstanding, Vodafone is trying to get the word out to as many people as possible. Apple has yet to issue a statement about these connectivity issues, which doesn’t bode well for the problem being fixed as quickly as iPhone 4S users might want.

Vodafone’s contention that the problems are entirely Apple’s doing is certainly an attempt to make sure any anger defers from the company. Having connectivity and battery life problems traced back to a new iOS is nothing new for Apple.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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