Complaints about the iPhone 5’s wireless broadband connectivity are mounting online, amid separate consumer concerns about the shortcomings of the new handset’s default mapping solution.
While by no means a universal problem, the Macrumors forum is awash with grousing from iPhone 5 owners attesting to slow internet access over Wi-Fi. Still others are reporting glitches with connecting to wireless at all.
The testimonies on Macrumors follow separate iKit-related Wi-Fi complaints on Boy Genius Report (BGR), which can be relatively easily amended by simply heading to Settings > General > Reset, which will clear your current cellular and Wi-Fi network settings.
However, interestingly these appear to relate to older generation iPhones and iPads, which have been updated to the new iOS 6 version of Apple’s operating system.
That suggests that what we’re dealing with here is a software problem rather than an Antennagate-style design flaw with the newest iPhone.
News of yet more customer flashpoints for Apple comes after strong criticism of Apple Maps, which replaces Google Maps in iOS 6. These relate mostly to howling inaccuracies, misspellings and in some cases whole towns that have gone AWOL.