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Friday 27 April 2018

Apple releases iOS update to fix iPhone 4S performance problems

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APPLE has released an update to iOS, fixing performance problems that led Vodafone to warn iPhone 4S owners against upgrading.

Vodafone warned iPhone 4S owners about possible 3G performance problems caused by iOS 6.1, the mobile operating system update that Apple released last month.


A similar warning was issued by 3 in Austria, according to a customer who quoted the warning on Facebook.


Overnight, Apple has released a 6.1.1 update for iOS. The company says: "This update fixes an issue that could impact cellular performance and reliability for iPhone 4S."


Released on January 28th, iOS 6.1 included several minor new features for PassBook and for music playback, improvements to Wi-Fi and security fixes, among other tweaks.


It is not clear how many people were affected by the 3G problem. Reports suggested it was an intermittent problem that had proved difficult to diagnose.

In its statement on Friday, Vodafone said: "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."


Vodafone has not yet issued an update to its warning but it seems likely that it will now advise its customers to upgrade.

Shane Richmond

Online Editors

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