Quick Update: iOS 6.0.1 and iOS 6.1 Release Delayed

By Sidharth | Apple

Stable version of iOS 6.0 firmware was released this year on September 19th. As usual, some were extremely pleased after upgrading their devices to the new firmware and some not so.

The iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users who upgraded to iOS 6 firmware loved the new and improved Siri, found the social networking option really useful and the 3D Flyover view in Apple Maps really addictive.

On the other hand, there are users who are completely unhappy after updating to iOS 6. The complaints range from problems connecting to WiFi to iOS devices shutting down on their own. Some users have also reported that the device’s battery doesn’t last longer on iOS 6.

Related: Philips on increasing iPhone’s battery life.

Coming Soon: iOS 6.0.1

BGR’s reliable sources says that Apple has started testing iOS 6.0.1 and a release is on its way. Apple is already testing this firmware with different carrier partners in the US, and this time they want to make sure the update solves the nagging issues permanently.

The report goes on to mention that the horizontal lines visible on the screen whenever the keyboard or an iOS folder is opened will be fixed with this update. Even the flash issues on iOS camera will be taken care of.

More importantly, WiFi connectivity will be improved after installing iOS 6.0.1 on your device — this means a lot to those iOS 6 users who are frequently facing the unusual WiFi issues. Besides fixing the cellular data problem, calendar bugs and other trivial issues are resolved as well.

But don’t expect Apple to release iOS 6.0.1 at the iPad Mini event.

iOS 6.1 in Test Phase

Apple is also testing iOS 6.1 and will probably release the firmware after holidays. Apple’s main concern and priority is to fix as many issues as possible because — let’s accept it — the new iOS 6 firmware, although embraced with open arms, hasn’t been impressive.

Do you prefer to stick with iOS 6? Do you think Apple should immediately release an update? Share your thoughts through the comment section below!


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Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!