T-Mobile has issued a statement advising its customers, especially those who own iPhone devices, to wait just a little bit before updating to iOS 10, the latest version of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. The statement was actually a tweet by John Legere himself, the chief executive officer of the major US wireless carrier. The advisory was specifically targeted to mobile users who currently have an iPhone 6, an iPhone 6 Plus, or an iPhone SE unit. In the tweet, Legere further mentioned that Apple is currently making efforts to resolve the iOS 10 related issues that have affected subscribers of T-Mobile (customers are reporting lost network connections when updating to the newest version of iOS).
It is not only Legere issuing warnings by way of social media -- Neville Ray, the chief technical officer of T-Mobile, has also tweeted his warning. Both are consistent in saying that Apple is busy right now coming up with a fix for the issues, and the patch should be rolled out in the next 24 to 48 hours.
But wait -- what about those iPhone owning T-Mobile subscribers who have already updated to iOS 10? As suggested by Ray, these users may try to restart their iPhone devices every time they experience a lost network connection. The third biggest wireless carrier in the United States did promise that it will issue an official advisory as soon as the issues are resolved.
Apple’s history has shown that any roll out of a new version of iOS is bound to come with a few hitches, and the deployment of iOS 10 is no exception to this. Earlier this week, there were reports that going through the updating process for iOS 10 causes some iPhone devices to freeze. Apparently when trying to download and install the newest version of iOS, iPhone owners encounter an error message instructing them to plug their device into iTunes on their computer. But when they do, another error message is displayed, notifying them that their unit needs to be either updated or restored to its original factory settings, which erases all saved settings and stored data. Fortunately, Apple has responded promptly enough, and the issue was resolved pretty quickly.
Earlier this week, Apple had officially started its worldwide deployment of the finished version of iOS 10. The deployment is being done through over the air updates in the Settings app, and via a wired update wherein owners of iPhone and iPad devices can plug their handsets into iTunes and download the latest version from there.
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