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  • Wanna Know Why Apple Released A Revised iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S Users?

    iPhone 4S users have been complaining about SIM card problems.

    Remember yesterday when we told you that because of the iOS 5.0.1 revision for iPhone 4S users, the Siri files were wide open and could lead to a perfectly legal port for iPhone 4 owners? We have wondered why Apple released this iOS 5.0.1 revision (new build: 9A406 and old build: 9A405) instead of simply releasing a software update. Now, MacRumors found an Apple support document that seems to explain everything – or at least most of it.

    The filesystem for the iOS 5.0.1 revision is open as MuscleNerd said in a Tweet on Twitter yesterday. That, we still don't know why, but it seems that the reasoning for the iOS 5.0.1 revision was to fix a problem with the iPhone 4S not recognizing that a SIM card was inside the iPhone 4S. From the picture above, you can see a common message that people would receive when trying to use their iPhone 4S while having the error. The error message pops up as a blue prompt and contains the message, "No SIM card installed" which can pop up regardless if there was a SIM installed in the iPhone 4S or not. Apple notes in their support document that the iOS 5.0.1 bug could have caused either of the two following problems:

    1. "Invalid SIM" or "No SIM Card installed" alert appears intermittently.
    2. Status bar displays "No Service" or "Searching" in a location with good network coverage.

    While it is strange that Apple released a revised iOS 5.0.1 firmware, something that they have never done before, maybe it was a good thing that they did so. For one, since the revision was only necessary for those using iPhone 4S devices and not iPhone 4 devices or iPhone 3GS devices, Apple was able to release a fix only to those that needed it instead of forcing everyone; even those not having the problem, to deal with a software update. Another thing would be that because of the new OTA (Over The Air) updating system, Apple can push out patches to certain devices with the click of a button instead of forcing people to put their busy lives on hold to tether up to iTunes to re-install such a simple update. Regardless of OTA though, Apple seems to recommend that you tether to iTunes and restore to update anyways. I guess not all users will be happy with this so deemed, "quick fix."

    Sources: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Wanna Know Why Apple Released A Revised iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S Users? started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
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    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Quote Originally Posted by xclusiveiphone View Post
      First of all, if you have a 4S why do you even care about a Siri port?

      Secondly, those wild assumption about me will get you no where on this forum and will likely get you banned.

      Don't let anger control you.
      Remember, it's your anger that has started all of this. Troll! And I care because I also have i4 and so does my fiancé. I currently use my i4 because (I'll put it in caps because I know you're dense) THERE'S NO JB FOR 4S! Besides any of that it shouldn't matter why I want to know, I asked a question. If you don't like my question then that's to damn bad. It is NOT your place to go around this forum and rudely comment on others questions. GROW UP! Then you can't handle somebody putting you in your place, which only proves my earlier so-called assumptions. You're just mad because I called you out in front of those you try to look intelligent, clever, and tough for. I know doing what you do on here is cheaper than therapist, but if you troll on my comments or in any thread I read, I'll call you out and rip you apart verbally. It's funny how after you troll and get ripped apart how you all of a sudden want to take a "mature" roll, but everyone knows the only reason why you're doing that now is because you know you absolutely have no chance of boosting that ittybitty self esteem of yours.

      PS. I'm friends with a few of the staff on here, which gives me NO special treatment on here. But I highly doubt I'll get banned for tearing apart a troll. Nobody likes your type on forums besides other trolls.