iPhone 5 carrier data leak bug affecting AT&T customers; similar to now-fixed Verizon bug

“An update was delivered yesterday to Verizon iPhone 5 owners experiencing an issue where cellular data would be used even when the device is connected to Wi-Fi,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.

“The carrier confirmed to 9to5Mac in a statement that customers will not be charged for the data, but it looks like the issue is not Verizon-only,” Kahn reports. “We received multiple reports of the same issue from AT&T customers, indicating the problem might be related to iPhone 5/iOS 6 rather than Verizon-specific.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If you have a Verizon iPhone 5, make sure you’ve updated to iPhone 5 (Verizon) Carrier Settings Update 13.1. If there is an AT&T issue, expect a carrier setting update for AT&T soon.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Joe Architect” for the heads up.]

Related article:
iPhone 5 (Verizon) Carrier Settings Update 13.1 fixes bug causing Verizon cellular data use while on Wi-Fi – October 1, 2012


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