Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2011 7:15 AM (in response to scottwy)
Not that it's impossible, but it's highly unlikely that the units are defective. More likely it's a software bug that either affects only certain units or only comes out under certain software configurations.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2011 7:43 AM (in response to Tobias Horvath)
you made me think with the settings comparison question. I have my IP address statically configured on the network that I have trouble on, my truck has wifi using and AE specifically to enable AirTunes. My buddy DHCP'd and I was static, I didn't work, he did. Just now I switched and DHCP'd an address and my phone is fixed. Now that causes me other issues, but it appears to fix the AirTunes dropping issue.
Anyone else statically assigning IP addresses? Try changing to DHCP and see what happens.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2011 8:31 AM (in response to Joey Padden)
All my addresses are assigned dynamically via DHCP. Unfortunately this doesn't help me
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2011 12:55 PM (in response to Tobias Horvath)
I FIXED IT, TOO!
DHCP needs to come from the Time Capsule, not from any different device. If you have an Apple access point that just serves as a bridge, it's bad. If DHCP comes from the Apple device, things are working fine. I set up 2 DHCP servers in my network environment, which isn't really a good way to go, but at least it works now. I made sure the assigned IP addresses don't overlap.
If the AirPlay receiving device (Zeppelin Air) and iPhone 4S get the IP address from an Apple DHCP server (in a Time Capsule in my case), things work well. DHCP server from AVM (FritzBox, famous in Germany mostly) makes it wonky and crash in no time.
Interesting. Very interesting. Apple using some sort of cutting edge stuff again that goes incompatible with "older" solutions? Maybe. Not ideal none-the-less.
Please all keep posting so we find out more. It appears Apple takes their time.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2011 1:27 PM (in response to Tobias Horvath)
Using the Time Capsule DHCP just delayed the inevitable for 15 minutes. Then the Zeppelin Air crashed again.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2011 2:15 PM (in response to Tobias Horvath)
Hope Apple will fix it with new iphone4s firmware update soon!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2011 7:56 PM (in response to tjwd20)
Wow, thought this was a problem with my iHome iW1. It does exactly what everyone here has been saying. Plays a few seconds and then stops. I have the iPhone 4S. But my wife has my old iPhone 4. After reading this thread, I tried the iPhone 4 and it worked flawlessly. The 4 has iOS 5 on it too. I played music through the Sirius/XM Internet Radio app for over an hour. I also tried iHeartRadio's app for a few minutes with no disconnect. My 4S will not play for more than a minute (usually much less).
This is so frustrating. I really hope this is fixed in iOS 5.0.1.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 12:43 AM (in response to tjwd20)
Add me to the list: I have a Libratone Live (airplay) which works flawlessly with my windows 7 Itunes/airfoil, Ipad 1 and iphone 3GS. But with my 4S, no such luck (same issues as all of you).
FYI, I contacted the Libratone support staff and they quickly came back to me saying that:
1/ it's a known issue affecting ALL iphone 4S (not other iDevice) whatever the airplay device you are trying to stream to.
2/ Apple is aware of the problem and is working on a fix but no ETA for that.
The above means that there's no point in fiddling with your network settings or what have you for hours like I did or returning your "broken" 4S for a new one because that won't fix the airplay problem. You "just" have to be patient and hope that a fix is coming down the line.
As suggested by another person, you can remote control your PC Itunes using the 4S with no issue at all (except that the PC has to be powered on obviously), or airplay DLNA content using an app such as "Media:connect" but for the time being streaming music directly from your iphone 4S is not a working option.
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Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 4:54 AM (in response to tjwd20)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 11:15 AM (in response to tjwd20)
Just updated iphone4s to 5.0.1 and still have the same problems. Come on apple get this sorted !
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 11:42 AM (in response to tjwd20)
Very strange this...
But having tested the iPhone 4S with the Zeppelin Air this morning, connecting to an Airport Extreme, I didn't have any dropout's or issues at all.
Before trying, I changed the router config, the country it was set to was Austria so I set it to UK (where i live), and I also set the Wireless channel to 13.
Not sure if this actually fixed it, I'm guessing not. I think recently I have disabled iCloud on the iPhone 4S as well, whether that has helped I am not sure... but this is not iPhone 4S specific as iCloud is a feature of iOS 5.
Strange. Will keep you all posted on progress but bizarre that I had everyhing working perfectly for about 3 hours straight this morning before I had to leave!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 12:10 PM (in response to tjwd20)
Latest ios 5.0.1 (9A405) seems to have fixed the issue for me now. The last beta of 5.0.1 (9A404) didn't so they definately changed something since the last developers beta.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 12:30 PM (in response to wesbar)
just updated and performed a short test - I can successfully connect to the Zeppelin, play music without the connection dropping (short test, approx. 15 minutes), disconnect, successfully reconnect. So iOS 5.0.1 seems to have fixed the problems (my setup hasn't otherwise changed).
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 12:58 PM (in response to tuaregm)
Testing post upgrade with the Apple TV 2. Still have the same problem. Hopefully the next update will be coming soon.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 1:12 PM (in response to tjwd20)
Just updated to 5.0.1, still have the same problem, airplay drops out after 10sek.