On the heels of rolling out iOS 6.1 Beta 4 for its registered developers Monday, Apple released an incremental iOS 6.0.2 firmware update Tuesday, exclusively for the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini. As per the release note, the update addresses one specific bug that could affect connections and speeds of Wi-Fi radios of both the devices.
As Redmond Pie noted, although releasing an iOS firmware update only for a couple devices is something of a rarity for Apple, “this is by no means an isolated incident.” Given that the Wi-Fi bug in question seems only to affect the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini, owners of either of those new devices are recommended to update by heading over to Settings > General > Software update on their respective devices.
Take a look at the complete change log below:
iOS 6.0.2 Software Update
This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
• Fixes a bug that could impact Wi-Fi
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
Of late, many users took to Apple Support Communities raising complaints related to malfunctioning Wi-Fi connections on the iPhone 5.
“My iPhone 5 connects to Wi-Fi networks and remembers them, but receives absolutely zero data through the network. LTE and 3G no problem... Off to the repair shop (after 3 hours of ownership...),” said one user.
“Called Apple support and the guy said it was the first he heard about it. Wi-Fi works for like 30 seconds but then all data stops (though it stays connected to the network). I have reset and restored and restarted everything to no avail,” said another user.
However, the release of iOS 6.0.2 is a welcome update for many such users as it is expected to iron out issues affecting the Wi-Fi connectivity.
Macrumors has reported that many users have been facing difficulties when checking for over-the-air updates. If you are also experiencing the same issue, plug your device into iTunes and click “Check for Update” to get the latest iOS version.
Apple released iOS 6.0.1 update Nov. 1, fixing the virtual keyboard glitch, resolving the issue that caused the camera flash to be turned on constantly and improving the Wi-Fi reception.
The public release of iOS 6.1 is expected sometime around January 2013. New features in iOS 6.1 would include “enhancements to Siri on compatible devices, an improvement on the way Passbook deals with boarding passes and some are even touting improvements to battery life across the board,” Redmond Pie has reported.
If you’d like to download the iOS 6.0.2 images directly, below are the official download links for the update from Apple:
- iPhone 5 (A1428)
- iPhone 5 (A1429)