WiFi bug hit devices updated to iOS 6, but it's already fixed
posted by Michael H. / Sep 19, 2012, 8:28 PM
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?
Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012
But I though iOS didn't have any bugs
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 8:30 PM 13
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iOS 6 is silky smooth for me
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 9:01 PM 5
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Same!! my iphone 4 is smoother, and I'm actually loving the maps! (so far at least....)
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 9:58 PM 0
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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
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 11:56 PM 0
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