Bug in iOS 6 may cancel meetings for Exchange users

Bug in iOS 6 may cancel meetings for Exchange users
One of the reasons why the iPhone has managed to gain a foothold in the business sector is because of its support for Exchange ActiveSync. The iPhone’s initial support for Exchange was not a perfect execution. In particular, the calendar synchronization and delegation of calendar functions was inconsistent. As iOS matured into 5.0, it became quite capable at managing the ubiquitous protocol from Microsoft, not only for one account, but for multiple Exchange accounts.

The result was that the iPhone was able to elbow into areas once dominated by BlackBerry. With iOS 6, it looks like some of these problems with the calendar and ActiveSync are beginning to resurface. It does not look like the issues being reported are device or carrier specific. Early adopters of iOS 6 are running into problems with push email and calendar functions involving responding to meeting invitations.

The issue is significant enough that at least one Fortune 500 company is requesting its employees not upgrade to iOS 6 over this bug with meeting requests. When a user receives a meeting request, if that user declines the invitation, instead of iOS simply sending a decline to the initial organizer, it would send a meeting cancellation notice to the entire list of attendees which would pretty much kill the meeting.



This issue is sure to be a source of stress to a business’ users and IT departments alike as issues with Exchange ActiveSync and iOS 6 reveal themselves.

Do you use ActiveSync with iOS 6? Are you experiencing performance issues as described?

sources: TUAW, MacRumors

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29 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Another iLost you made Apple... Fail!!!!

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Now that's what I'm talking about! Recently problems with the ip5 build quality, ios maps and now this! This is just the start apple...

6. wendygarett unregistered

I still want ip5 tho :) Sorry to disappoint :)

19. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

Do as you please, no one care

23. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I care

7. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

wow wendy im shock! you hate apple now? last week you're like "iPhone 5 is the best!" and "iPhone 5 here i come" but now you hate them?

10. wendygarett unregistered

Nope, I'm just scold Apple as a consumer right... But my heart will always love Apple no matter what :)

11. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

You're heart will always love Apple? So does this mean you are on both sides? You like both android and apple?

14. wendygarett unregistered

Android is always the best for me, but I don't have a 'love' feelings on me :)

24. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

so you're technologically bisexual

26. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

RoFl!!!!

22. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Gotta add this to my review of iP5 and iOS6...Man is it just me or does this kepp getting better and better!

27. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

You are scheduling it wrong!!! lol Epic Fail...again

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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4. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

and the 7 plagues of death continuessss hahaaha (im jus playin you guys)

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

So how many problems has iOS 6/ iPhone 5 suffered so far? I ran out of fingers. Can someone help me?

16. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

use your hair, that will be enough..

8. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

iOS 666 :)

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

hey watch out na lol cuz this IS the 6th generation iphone hahaha

12. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

Lol im hearing less and less from the iFanboys. Music to my ears =)

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

lol silence is golden eh?

15. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i only find few apple fans here in PA.. wendy is one of them.. but android fans are found everywhere here!

18. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

i see em alot but it seems to be random people that only come out when someone says something that they disagree with...

17. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

they can't type comments from their iPhones.. there is the static lines..

20. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

Apple know where you need to go better than you, now apple know how to run your business better than your boss. this is the worst mistake ever. "iOS offer simplicity while android for advance user" seems not right anymore. "you hold it wrong", "you take the photo at wrong angle", "you setting the email and calendar wrong", "you put the wrong address". it seems not that simple, iOS teach you like a playground how to use your phone

21. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

you taking it all wrong. apple is great, but you reading articles wrong. just try to read between the lines or something... :)

28. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I agree with this: "iOS offer simplicity while android for advance user" seems not right anymore. After doing some research, using an iPhone last year....this myth shoulda died a long time ago.

25. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

When Blackberry gaffes Average User: "gah, blackberry sucks, Im going to apple!" When Apple gaffes Average User: "Meh, Iphone's still the best" True story I know everybody makes their mistakes, but it seems that the reason us that dont back Apple are especially har

29. Deeds

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I'm finding that if I update a meeting request, the notes and times aren't updating on the iOS 6.0 iphones. Anybody else seeing this issue? The text looks good but the ics attachment contains the original meeting information not the updated times/notes.

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