Re: iOS 6.1
The Wifi thing to me as all the other gates is just overblown hype because it is on an Apple device. I am in no way underplaying the significance of the problem for the users that experience it but people have started to lack understanding. There are so many ways to setup an iPhone and so many different types of owners with different levels of technical understanding that it is impossible to say how well an iPhone is loaded. Think about Windows it is the same problem and that is why so many people have BSOD, hang ups, freezing while others with the same computers do not. In the old days upgrading to a new OS required a total reload of the OS from scratch but over time and with iCloud now it's just an upgrade or even with reloading the device users restore their SETTINGS and data via iCloud that could have corruption. When they are told to reload the device as new the attitude is the same as the ZDNet article "Oh joy!". Users want the convenience of having all the settings and the joy of everything working flawlessly. Ever heard of having your cake and eating it too? It's simple do a reload of the OS and setup the device as new if you still have issues connecting to Wifi take it in to an Apple store and get it swapped. It's not like I've never had problems on my iDevices I've had battery drain issues, crashing, reception etc. the difference is that I don't wait for Apple to patch the problem I try different approaches to taking my media/data off the device, restarting it, reloading it until it works. I could give a crap less about convenience because it takes me 15-20 minutes to redo all my settings if I restore it as new. If you look at Android there was a bug where a hacker could reset your GS device to factory settings. This means your data, GONE, settings, GONE but it got no special attention certainly not as much as Antennaegate. LOL sorry (end rant)
Jailbreak I'm dying for it to happen but the funny thing is I'm also fine using the stock OEM iOS. I think my iPhone 5 is so fast and so seamless that I enjoy using it even with all the downsides of not having the customizing I'm used to. It doesn't mean the minute the Jailbreak is out I wont do it there are just things that enhance my enjoyment and the usability of the device. Until Apple does those things, I don't think they ever will, I will be a JBer. In 5 years this is the longest I've used a stock iOS and it's not as bad as I thought but when it comes to JB nothing has changed I don't want it any less. Just the ability to answer messages from the lockscreen is one of a ton of features I will never live without if I don't have to.