iOS 6.1 update for iPhone 4S has issues, Vodafone doesn’t recommend it
Apple released iOS 6.1 to users at the end of last month (on January 28, to be exact). The update has been made available to all users who own an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, or iPhone 5. But if you have an iPhone 4S, and didn’t download the update yet, you might not want to do it at all.
According to Vodafone UK, some iPhone 4S users who installed iOS 6.1 “may occasionally experience difficulty in connecting to the network to make or receive calls or texts or to connect to the Internet. These connection problems are intermittent.” As a consequence, at the moment the network doesn’t recommend the update.
Reportedly, 3 Austria doesn’t recommend the iOS 6.1 update for iPhone 4S, either (quoting the same connectivity issues).
Moreover, there are numerous users over at Apple’s support forums saying that iOS 4.1 kills the battery life on iPhone 4S.
Thankfully, it looks like Apple is ready to roll-out iOS 6.1.1 to iPhones (3GS, 4, 4S, 5), and this should solve the issues. It remains to be seen exactly when iOS 6.1.1 becomes available around the world (the update is currently in beta). Update: in fact, it seems that iOS 6.1.1 is rolling-out as of now, at least to iPhone 4S handsets.
Apple has yet to provide an official statement regarding the problems iOS 6.1 might bring to the iPhone 4S.