Last week Apple released a new version of their iOS software for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, iOS 6.1 and now UK mobile carrier Vodafone has advised their customers not to update their device to iOS 6.1
It would appear that owners of the iPhone 4S on Vodafone may have some issues connecting to the network on 3G, you can see the full statement from Vodafone below.
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.
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 their problem has been fixed.
So if you are on Vodafone and haven’t already updated to iOS 6.1 it may be a good idea to hold off for a few days, as we suspect another update will be released to fix the issue.