Why is there no iOS 6.0.2 for the 4th gen iPad?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by chrismarle, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. chrismarle macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, if I recall correctly, the iPhone 5, iPad mini and 4th gen iPad are all using the same WiFi chip so if there was a bug on the iPad mini and the iPhone 5, it probably was in the 4th gen iPad, right?
     
  2. jvacek macrumors newbie

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    could be that, i would assume it has to do something with the size, but I am not sure if they actually do use the same chips, that would be worth checking.

    Maybe the update is still in the oven, who knows
     
  3. brylliant macrumors regular

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    There was a software issue that affected the iPhone 5 and iPad mini only, thats why.
     
  4. chrismarle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. I know that. But since all three devices are using the same WiFi chip and so, probably the same software that goes with it, I was wondering why it has been excluded.
     
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    It was a bug fix update.
    Common sense would suggest that apparently the iPad 4 must not have required any bug fixes.

    If you own an iPad 4 you should be thankful it apparently has no issues that needed to be fixed.
     
  6. sbailey4, Dec 26, 2012
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    sbailey4 macrumors 68030

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    My understanding is the iPhone 5 and iPad mini utilize the 5ghz band as well as 2.4 ghz for wifi and the drivers for that was what was being addressed. Not sure why the iPad 4 would not get it but as stated above perhaps it didn't need the bug fix.
     
  7. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone 5 and Mini use the same antenna structure, which in combination with a glitch in the WiFi chip's firmware, was causing the issue. The full size ipad uses a completely different antenna, which didn't "clash" with the bug in the Chip's Firmware.
     
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Here's the real question: are YOU experiencing problems with WiFi on the 4th Gen iPad?
     
  9. chrismarle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, that's what I wanted to know.

    No but I wasn't having problems with my iPhone 5 neither
     

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