Vodafone, the UK’s largest cellular provider, has warned iPhone 4S owners to avoid the iOS 6.1 upgrade until Apple has figured out what is causing a reduction in service on the handset. The company flat out told those who haven’t upgraded to iOS 6.1 to “delay doing so until Apple has confirmed that their problem has been fixed.”
Vodafone in a statement had this to say:
“Some customers may occasionally experience difficulty in connecting to the network to make or receive calls or texts or to connect to the Internet.” Adding that “Apple is working on a solution to their software issue. These connection problems are intermittent.”
The new iOS 6.1 update came out a couple of weeks ago, and it brings features such as enhanced support for LTE connectivity, the ability to use Siri to purchase movie tickets through Fandango, and improved iTunes Match capabilities that allow subscribers to download individual songs from iCloud.
Since the update, users have been reported to be suffering from battery drain issues on all versions of the iPhone. As an owner of an unlocked iPhone 5 (bought from directly from Apple), I can say I haven’t experienced any of the battery drain problems other folks are going through. In fact, I’ve been getting the opposite, as I see my phone sometimes go a day and a half without a single charge. And this is with moderate usage, which consist of some tweeting, emailing, reading, and uploading.
Is anyone experiencing battery drain issues with their iPhone since implementing the iOS 6.1 update?