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Can an Apple Genius downgrade my iPhone 4S to iOS 5?

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Dec 6, 2012 7:26 AM

I made the mistake of upgrading my iPhone 4S to iOS 5.  I miss the maps but I can live with that.  What I cannot accept is that WiFi does not work on my phone since upgrading to iOS 6.  I have the much reported "WiFi connects fine but will not pass data" problem.  When I connect to WiFi it works for a short time then stops receiving data.  The result is that nothing on my phone that uses data will work when I am at home or in my office.

 

WiFi was completely reliable on my phone prior to the upgrade, now it barely works at all.  With nearly two decades in Software Development I understand how long it can take to reproduce a problem like this, fix the problem, test the fix, get it into a production build and roll it out to customers.  The obvious short-term solution is to downgrade to iOS 5.  I had no complaints about my phone when it was running iOS 5.  Now I'm thinking about buying a refurbished iPhone 4S just to get to iOS 5.

 

So the question is, "Can AT&T or an Apple Store employee downgrade my phone or exchange it for an iPhone 4S running iOS 5?"

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