It has not been long since Apple released iOS 6.1 firmware for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Now it has released iOS 6.1.1 iPhone 4S firmware update, just for the aforementioned device. Only last week Apple seeded the iOS 6.1.1 beta to developers. According to reports this update was rushed out due to a major bug that was affecting iPhone 4S users.
After the much awaited release of iOS 6.0 firmware took place late last year, users all around the world anxiously started waiting for iOS 6.1. As it so happens, even iOS 6.0 was riddled with bugs when it came out. Then came two incremental firmware updates which took care of the little bugs. One of the major issues with this version was that the Maps application, one that Apple kicked out Google Maps for, was showing poor performance. iOS 6.1 brought fixes and improvements for the Maps app as well.
Many users started complaining about network issues after installing this new update. To fix these issues Apple has released iOS 6.1.1 iPhone 4S firmware update. It also fixes the bug which has been causing Microsoft Exchange servers to slow. Microsoft had earlier said that they were working closely with Apple in order to develop a fix. The fixes they were advising to administrators included throttling or blocking iOS 6.1 users. So it goes without saying that Apple rushed to get iOS 6.1.1 iPhone 4S update out the door as quickly as it could. While all this may not mean much to an individual iPhone 4S users, this bug is a big problem for enterprises where the iPhone 4S is deployed.
So if you have an iPhone 4S that was previously facing connectivity issues, you can now download iOS 6.1.1 iPhone 4S firmware update from the direct link provided below. Alternatively, if your iPhone 4S is not jailbroken on iOS 6.1, you can download and install iOS 6.1.1 over-the-air straight from the Settings application.
Download iOS 6.1.1 iPhone 4S firmware update.