Apple sends out iOS 6.0.2 to fix bugs, but some are unable to close the deal

Apple sends out iOS 6.0.2 to fix bugs, but some are unable to close the deal
Apple is sending out iOS 6.0.2 to update its mobile devices currently running iOS 6.0.1. The latest build of the tech giant's mobile OS will help kill some bugs dead, including a nasty little bugger that has affected Wi-Fi connectivity on the Apple iPhone 5, and the Apple iPad mini. But unlike most iOS updates, which go down as smooth as a fine wine, the iOS 6.0.2 update is being choked on like Cod liver oil. And the problem, which seems to be with Apple's servers, is taking place on a wide range of Apple devices including the Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPhone 4S, 4th generation Apple iPad and the Apple iPad mini which means it is not related to one particular device.

If you're having a problem with the OTA process, you can go old-school and plug into iTunes to grab iOS 6.0.2. We should, for the sake of journalistic balance, tell you that not everyone is having a problem with the update via OTA. How is it going for you? Regardless if you've had a problem installing iOS 6.0.2, or it was a snap for you to update your Apple device, let us know by dropping us a comment below.

source: TechCrunch

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31 Comments

1. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Got the unable to connect at first then finally let me install

16. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Apple messing up AGAIN...why am i not surprised?

27. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

almost like having to replace my SIM card before my GS3 would recognize that there was new software available. chill w/the thoughtless comments. issues happen all across the board.

31. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

sheesh byt he size of your comment and your going out of the way just to prove your point...i think you're the one buddy who neeeds a chill pill man! and yeah one more thing why did you have to take tghe example of a GS3 only :) anyways calling my comments thoughtless isnt cool bro...especially if you're an apple fanboy...we all think and are entitled to our opinions...so thoughtless is akin to name calling and you dont wanna go down that road on PA...trust me! so unless you've a valid point or just a genuine opinion which I respect...dont bother to troll on my commetns!

2. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Knowing Apple, they'll soon send out 6.0.2.1 with the advertisement: "With a new and improved update, you can now update your update to update! This changes everything again!"

5. Razorback556

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

I created an account just to thumbs up this comment!

9. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Worth

25. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Lol, welcome to iPhoneArena!

19. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Isn't it funny your username is Insignificant and your comment was...well I think you get what I'm saying.

26. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

I am insignificant! What about the comment?

20. iDroidWin

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

Best iOS 6.0.2 update since 6.0.1 or Best thing happened to iOS 6 since iOS 6.0.1

3. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

The update is only for the iPad mini and the iPhone 5.

7. big.e927

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

If it truly were only for the iPad mini and the iPhone 5, why did the article have to mention the iPhone 4&4S? Oh, that's right, because they can receive the update too-- that's why.lol

11. gravityron

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

go to support.apple.com/kb/DL1621 ... pay attention to the right-hand side, under "system requirements."

18. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Version: 6.0.2 Post Date: Dec 18, 2012 Download ID: DL1621 License: Update System Requirements iPhone 5 iPad mini Just in case you didn't find your way over to Apple's website. :-)

23. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Goes to prove that they are either bigger or smaller version of the same thing packages as something different :)

4. visor

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Download first time via Settings and install ok for me.

6. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I used to enjoy getting updates when I had an Android, there were IMPROVEMENTS and fun stuff. iOS updates are bug fixes and boring s**t.

10. scorpio1646

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Grrrrrrr....this update does NOT fix the problem of not being able to send images through SMS!

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Get a GS III. I can send photos by SMS message all the time.

15. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

yeah, its great that pictures on my gs3 come as videos multi media messages.

17. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

So can I on my ip5, and I can even edit the vids and preview what I edited it to before I send it.

13. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

I wish samsung would push these updates so quickly. Too many bugs after jellybean.

24. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

And let's not even mention what their ICS update did to our Epic 4G Touch's (it shuts down a lot. Apparently it's a bug in the software that reads the battery level. It thinks the battery level is low and shuts down the phone. It won't restart until you stake the battery out and put it back in)

14. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

People bash apple for these updates, but hey, at least ios receives updates.

21. iDroidWin

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

What matters to you? Getting these updates or features which are far better than included in iOS. I would choose Custom gingerbread/ICS or Stock Jellybean over iOS 6.

29. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

"far better" isn't factual buddy...its opinion-based so asking a person a question then answering that question w/a response about something you prefer was kind of pointless.

30. iDroidWin

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

Irony buddy. You didn't back it by fact either. Fact and points, you have it. Now give me your PoV, and I hope you reply to this one, with fact. Except for smoothness (my 2.3 custom ROM was smooth enough for me), give me one thing that iOS does as an OS and ecosystem. iOS 6 features reject and sms, I had it on my desire 2.3, MIUI Rom. I didn't even notice it. And it looked similar to what it looks in iOS 6. Maps? You tell. Extra row of icons? Nah. An advanced notification center for iOS 6? Nah. I had swipe to remove individual notification in 2.3. Toggles? Slider for brightness or volume? Customizable Homescreens? Resizeable icons? (i think iOS hides the wallpaper and its beauty with its icons). I could have that shiny bulky icons on my droid, in fact I did, chose not to continue.

22. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Put the blame for this on Google :)

28. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

just dl'd & installed as i was reading this article. seems like my chips fell on the "it worked fine" side of things.

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