WiFi bug hit devices updated to iOS 6, but it's already fixed

WiFi bug hit devices updated to iOS 6, but it's already fixed
With a rollout as massive as an iOS update there are bound to be problems, and today was no different. But, unlike the usual culprits of server overload, the bug that came about was one that wasn't something in the iOS software, but it was caused by a mistake at Apple. Apparently, users were finding that after they updated to iOS 6, their devices simply wouldn't connect to WiFi networks. 

Apple hasn't commented on the issue, but some smart users seem to have already figured out a possible explanation of the problem, and the issue has been fixed by Apple. The theory is that since iOS 4, the platform standard is to ping a page on Apple's servers: http://www.apple.com/library/test/success.html. If the ping was successful, the WiFi was deemed connected and everything would be fine. If the ping failed, the system assumed you were on a network that required a login and would ask for the credentials. 

Apparently, someone at Apple accidentally deleted that page from the server, so pings were failing all around, and no one could connect to any WiFi. The page has since been restored, and no one is reporting any more issues, so it seems that really was the problem. 

Anyone else having issues with iOS 6? What are your early impressions?

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11 Comments

1. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

But I though iOS didn't have any bugs

2. wendygarett unregistered

It did, but not on mine yet :D

3. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

*thought Spell check can only do so much lol

7. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

well technically it doesn't... cause it was fixed :)

4. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

iOS 6 is silky smooth for me

8. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Same!! my iphone 4 is smoother, and I'm actually loving the maps! (so far at least....)

9. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I'm getting better battery life too so that's a plus. I love the maps but I hate we don't have the navigation and i'm still dying for siri.

11. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

seriously! thats why i really wish there were 1 year upgrades and not 2 hahaha

5. regkilla

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

Someone got fired...

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

3rd tine they had wifi issues

10. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I like the new update but maps just needs to add a couple of more points of interest. Also I still need to get used to the new app store. As I'm messing around I keep seeing the little changes no one talks about. Like the top bars blue color when your in settings or the white keypad on the phone dial pad. The only think I really dislike is the new music app buttons and volume slider :l

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