Following wireless carrier Vodafone issuing an alert to iPhone 4S customers on Friday, warning them not to update to iOS 6.1 due to a possible 3G performance bug it had discovered in the software, Apple this morning released a small patch update for its fifth-generation smartphone.
iOS 6.1.1 is available for download both via iTunes on the desktop, or over-the-air by heading to Settings > General > Software Update, and is currently only available for Apple’s iPhone 4S.
The release unusually follows after iOS 6.1.1 (Beta 1) was seeded to developers for the first time on February 6, further suggesting that this bug fix update was rushed out of the door.
As a result, Apple notes iOS 6.1.1 Beta will be renamed for developers.
iOS 6.1.1 beta will be renamed to a different version with the next developer release and will include the fixes included in the public release of iOS 6.1.1 in addition to the improvements to Maps for Japan.
Direct download links for the update are available below.