Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 2:24 PM (in response to ReganLow)
What's the consensus?
Wrong place to ask that question. This place is like a hospital emergency room, the only people that come here are users with issues. That's like asking in an emergency room if anyone is OK.
Look, I've been messing with iPhones since day one, and never have had a problem with any iOS update, nor do I know anyone that has. I manage a number of iOS devices & none of them have ever had any issues. This is true for millions of users all over the world.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 2:36 PM (in response to ReganLow)
If you use Match, you definitely want to upgrade, because 6.1 fixed a lot of the bugs they introduced with 6.
If you have an iPhone 5, they've expanded LTE coverage
If that affects you, you probably want to upgrade
If it's really important to you to have an all-day event on April 1, then you probably want to updgrade so your March calendar won't crash (I think that goes down as one of the weirder bugs in computing history; I suspect it was due to some sort of April Fool's Day Easter Egg gone wrong).
Otherwise, there's no particular hurry. No reason not to wait a few days to see if any huge problems are found.
For the record, my experiences were not nearly as wjosten. I had about a 50% success rate with iOS updates prior to iOS 5 (where "failure" = "had to restore phone"), but since iOS 5, I've never personally had a problem.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 2:52 PM (in response to wjosten)
wjosten: Curious... good expereince with a 4S moving from iOS5 to iOS6? No wifi problems? I've got four of them I need to update and I'm concerned about the wifi dropouts. I know it's a small percentage but I like iOS5 so much, I've not been tempted to update until now. Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 3:01 PM (in response to wjosten)
iOS 6 definitely screwed my battery. My phone was perfect til I updated to 6.01. As soon as I updated my battery started draining. If I went into usage it always showed the 'in use' to be the same time as 'standby'. I lost 65% battery with my phone idling in my pocket for 4 hours. No new apps, no settings changed, only difference was iOS update. I've been an apple fan for a long time and this is the first time I've had an issue but it's made me wary.