Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 8:52 AM (in response to Behacad)
You have to figure that by now, there must be many millions of people running iOS 6.1 around the world, so no, the problems, as always, are relatively few.
Every single iOS update there are reports of people with problems, but every time, you have to keep in mind that there are many millions of iOS device users around the world whom you will never hear from and who do not have any problems or issues with the update.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 8:55 AM (in response to Michael Black)
Yes, but there are also hundreds of people posting problems online who undoubtedly represent a small fraction of those who are actually experiencing difficulties. I am fairly confident the upgrade will go fine, but I am just looking for some feedback so I don't screw myself over like last time. My iPhone works fine now, and I don't want to mess it up just to upgrade, even though this may be relatively unlikely.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 8:56 AM (in response to Behacad)
There are reports of a SIGNIFICANT loss of battery life after every update going back to the beginning of iPhone time. And also between updates. Whether you will experience this going to 6.1 is anybody's guess, but the probability of a problem is low, and there are fixes if it happens. You get a skewed view of the severty of the issue by reading these forums, because the 300 million iPhone owners who don't have a problem don't post a message saying "I upgraded to 6.1 and had no problems", but the few dozen or hundred who do have a problem all post.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 8:58 AM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
Thank you for the feedback guys. I appreciate the nature of this discussion and the intricacies of the sample here (I am a statistician).
Are you guys saying you have or had an iPhone 4 running iOS 6+?
Remember I was screwed over before, so I am cautious, which I think is at least somewhat understandable.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 9:42 AM (in response to Behacad)
I have an iPhone 3GS and an iPhone 4S, both running 6.1 with no problems. I know that doesn't answer your question, unless you average the model positions...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 12:21 PM (in response to Behacad)
Take notice this update can take a long time to process. I have an iPhone 4 and the download was a breeze but the update took over 30 minutes.
At least twice there was a block of time of almost 10 minutes in length where it appeared the phone had just frozen. There was the white Apple icon and a progress bar that had absolutely no progress on it for 10 minutes straight.
The temptation to unplug it and restart the process is strong. Resist it.
This update involves updating your firmware. If you unplug the phone in the middle of that you might have a brick on your hands.
This could very well be the problem several people are experiencing when they loose all their contacts etc. Do not unplug the phone until the process is totally finished.
You will know it is finished when your phone restarts with a screen that has a very large iOS6.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 1:26 PM (in response to bereanboarder)
My experiences updating an iPhone 4S and a 3GS were completely different. The 4S I did over the air, and it took about 10 minutes. The 3GS I did connected to iTunes, and it took 15 minutes. Everything went smoothy, and the phones both work just fine after the update.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 1:40 PM (in response to Michael Black)