What’s the Problem with Apple’s iOS 6 Upgrade?

If you have upgraded your 4S iPhone to iOS 6 lately, chances are you may be experiencing some technical difficulties. 

On Monday, Apple announced that it was having more problems with its four-month-old iOS 6 operating system which specifically target the iPhone’s battery life and 3G performance.

“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,” said an Apple spokesman. “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 the problem has been fixed.” he added.

The iOS 6 upgrade has been a persistent nuisance to Apple users since it was released late last year. In an effort to fix these nagging problems, Apple has issued several new releases over the course of four months — iOS 6.01 and 6.02 — until finally arriving at iOS 6.1. In some instances, the new changes have fixed the issues that some users are having, but others are still left with the problems. Many users have even flocked to the Apple Support Forums to express their anger over the iOS upgrade.

Vodafone, the UK cellular carrier, has been one of the biggest networks hit with the iPhone problem. The company has since advised its customers to avoid upgrading to Apple’s newly released operating system (which offers expanded support for LTE networks and faster web browsing).

If three fixes haven’t solved Apple’s network problems, it could take awhile before we see any major improvements on the issue that is affecting so many customers.

[per Tech Week Europe]

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