Our readers have reported ghosting of iPhone 5 cellular data in iOS 6.01. No it's not the ghost of Christmas past, but charges for data while the iPhone is connected via Wi-Fi, causing higher bills and consternation. There is an update from Apple today that fixes a bug "that could impact Wi-Fi."
We are wondering if this update in fact fixes the ghost data problem reported by AT&T iPhone 5 owners, some of whom have contacted Tim Cook directly. Even while connected to Wi-Fi users reported that they were charged for cellular data. AT&T's previous fix was to tell users to shut off cellular data when they were not using it.
This update must be wanted because users have reported problem downloading if over-the-air but do have not problems downloading it over iTunes.
One of readers wrote
" I have a two Verizon Iphone 5s and one ATT Iphone 4 (unlimited). I upgraded the iPhone 4 to ios6 and then is showed the problem. The Verizon phones both show it, one in just a few meg at a time, the in big chunks. Verizon has been very nice and offered to replace the phone in the 14 day trial. But what happens after the 14 days and I start getting huge data bills??? I can tell you that Small Claims Court will be the next step if they don't fix it."
"I contacted the CEO of Apple, Mr. Tim Cook. The head of Executive Relations called me twice and e-mailed me back. I still need to call him back. In the meantime, I just got a call from the office of the president of AT&T concerning my complaint with the FCC. I am a long time iPhone/Apple product user and have experienced the ghost data issue. I am working on this problem at the top level. Stay tuned for updates to come!
We're wondering if Apple and AT&T kept the data ghosting problem under wraps. We know that it was happening, however Wireless and Mobile News was the only tech website to write about it. Readers, does this mysterious update fix the data ghosting problem ?