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Apple has recently rolled out the iOS 5.1.1 update for its devices including the iPhone 4S and the new iPad. The update ranges from around 40MB to over 50MB, depending on the device. The update seems to be a minor update that includes enhancements and bug fixes.
The update will make capturing HDR images from the locked screen more reliable. On the iPad, the update will improve the way the devices switches from 2G to 3G networks. It will also fix issues with AirPlay video playback. It makes Safari bookmarks and syncing the Reading List more reliable. The update also includes a bug fix that addresses the “Unable to Purchase” alert even after making a successful transaction.
To download and install the update over the air, all you have to do is first go to ‘Settings’. Then go to ‘General’. Then go to ‘Software Update’. This will download and install the iOS 5.1.1 update to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Have you downloaded and installed the iOS 5.1.1 update on your iOS device such as the iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad? Has it addressed issues and enhanced features. Let us know through a comment.
Apple’s new iPad (successor of the iPad 2) could have issues regarding 3G connectivity, adding to the list of issues plaguing the new iOS-powered slate. This is according to reports from owners of the tablet.
Currently, the new iPad is the hottest selling device in the market. However, this doesn’t mean that the third-generation iPad doesn’t come with issues. In fact, its users have reported a number of issues on various forums.
Initially, users complained of the new iPad overheating. Overheating issues is not new to Apple. There were several reports of the iPhone 4 exploding or overheating. Soon after, there were reports of the new iPad saying that it was fully charged, only to find out that it was only fully charged two hours after. Apple says that this is an iOS feature that preserves battery life. After the new iPad’s charging issues, there were reports of the tablet’s Wi-Fi issues, which the Cupertino firm typically denied, blaming its customers for holding it wrong. Now, it’s the tablet’s 3G connectivity that is under fire.
On the Apple Support Community forums, an increasing number of new iPad users are complaining about problems with new iPad’s 3G connectivity. The Apple Insider reports that the issue is said to affect international users, but not as widespread in the US. Furthermore, the problem only seems to happen once users reset their iPads.
Apple is yet to comment on these reports, but, once they do, do not expect an apology. We’re expecting another denial or blaming its customers on the way they use the device.
According to FT (Financial Times), the UK’s ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) could place Apple under investigation over its new iPad’s 4G claims. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took Apple to court for the same issue, which forced the Cupertino firm to offer refunds to Australians who purchased the 4G version of the tablet.
Apparently, ASA received 24 complaints from customers who claim to be victims of false advertising. They find Apple’s new iPad 4G labeling misleading, since the UK still does not offer 4G LTE internet. FT’s anonymous source from one of the top network operators in the UK says, “It was an issue as marketing materials had references to Wi-Fi and 4G. We asked them to change it and pushed back relatively hard on the 4G stuff. They normally tell us what to say and when, which is fine as they know their business, but suddenly they talk about the network and it went all wrong. The 4G references are going.
Even if 4G networks were to push through in the UK, the iPad 2’s successor still would not be able to make use of the available 4G spectrum bands, since it’s the wrong kind.
Do you think Apple is misleading customers with the new iPad’s 4G claims? Give us your thoughts.