Verizon version of Apple iPhone 5 gets update to repair Wi-Fi issue

Verizon version of Apple iPhone 5 gets update to repair Wi-Fi issue
Some Verizon owners of the Apple iPhone 5 had noticed that they were being charged for using Big Red's cellular network even though they had toggled their Wi-Fi setting to "On". So Apple sent out an update to Big Red's owners of Apple's iconic smartphone. Some have speculated that the problem actually has to do with iOS 6 rather than being a hardware issue and some owners of the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 4S have also complained of excessive data use, especially during the overnight hours. This complaint doesn't seem to have any connection to a specific carrier.

Verizon users filled up 8 pages with one thread on the Wi-Fi bug on Apple's Support Communities website which must have caught the eye of some at Cupertino. While the update was sent out to Verizon owners only, another one might be sent out to AT&T owners down the road as some of them are also complaining about the failure of a Wi-Fi signal to kick in on an Apple iPhone 5.

While this has been only a Verizon problem at this moment, it is another issue that has plagued the latest iteration of the iPhone. Since its launch, owners of the device have complained about scratches and nicks out of the box, purple tint on pictures, static lines on the QWERTY keyboard and the Apple Maps problem which is really a problem with iOS 6, not specifically with the 6th generation Apple iPhone.

source: Apple via AppleInsider

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I wonder if Apple is going to release a bunch of limited updates rather than send out one large update? Certainly less visibility that way....

3. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

its just another sad day in an Apple customer's life! What is strange to wonder is how is Apple doing so many wrongs in the year in which they don't have steve jobs? Is innovation at Apple hit the roof and will they too R.I.P just like steve???

2. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Wonder why they bother doing this...Just keep all the fixes into one giant update, add another useless feature to Siri and call it iOS 7, Profit...

4. jpjr1

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Wonder if this is the patch to stop the unlock to be able to work on USA GSM carriers.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

No. The spectrum that VZW is using for its LTE roll-out is required by the FCC to be free of locks.

6. jpjr1

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

oh ok...just thought it was another fancy way to slip a sim lock in the phone.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Based on the articles I have seen, the update is being distributed by Apple (as opposed to VZW). Apple would seem to not have a dog in the fight regarding locked or un-locked SIMs. In any event, the FCC has final say about the matter based on the conditions they have applied to the spectrum involved.

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