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iOS 6 device users report baffling range of Wi-Fi problems

John Cox | Sept. 27, 2012
Some number of iPhone and iPad users upgrading to iOS 6 are reporting a range of Wi-Fi problems, as are some iPhone 5 users. The solutions, when there are any, seems as baffling as the problems.

But on 5GHz, with its uncluttered spectrum and wider channels, the iPhone 5 showed an astounding improvement: throughput was 80.39Mbps and 9 seconds uploading, and 67.05Mbps and 12 seconds downloading.

At least for non-streaming applications, that kind of speed can prolong battery life because the radio connection is active for much shorter periods of time for the same amount of data being transferred.



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