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iOS 6.1 ‘impacts performance on 3G’ for the iPhone 4S, warns Vodafone

On the 28th of January, Apple pushed out the iOS 6.1 update, which brings purchasing movie tickets via Siri and downloading tracks via iTunes Match. Unfortunately, the update “impacts performance on 3G” for the iPhone 4S, according to Vodafone.vodafone_ios_6_1_warning

On its forum, Vodafone warns, “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.”

Of the two features added by iOS 6.1, only one works in the UK. The ability to purchase movie tickets via Siri is not available in the UK. Downloading single tracks via iTunes Match works. However, if the tradeoff is having difficulty connecting to your network, you may want to hold off on installing the update until Apple addresses the issue.

Having connection issues on your iPhone 4S after installing the iOS 6.1 update, or are you waiting for Apple to fix the issue before you download the update? Let us know through a comment below.