New Yorkers know that temperatures are not going to be in the 90s this week in the Big Apple.
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While Apple's reported sell-out of initial stock suggests consumers may be enamored with the iPhone 5, not everyone is pleased as punch with their purchase. In addition to the discontent with Apple's revamped Maps application, some users are reporting issues with WiFi connections, scuffing and scratches in the aluminum casing, and even a light leak around the edge of the white iPhone 5. Siri seems to be getting confused when asked about the weather in several major US cities. And Apple is pulling the plug on the free 20GB of storage space extended to previous MobileMe subscribers, which could make it difficult for some upgraders to back up their new iPhone 5 to iCloud.
Users in Apple's support forums are reporting problems connecting to WPA2-protected WiFi networks, as noted by MacRumors. The most commonly reported problem is a seemingly slow connection, which doesn't appear to affect earlier iOS devices on the same network. Some users claimed that turning off LTE in Settings alleviates the issue, but doing so isn't going to be the best workaround for everyone.
One user in Apple's forums claimed that AppleCare is aware of the issue and is working to sort out the cause, suggesting the slow speeds are likely a software issue. Other possible causes include individual hardware issues, or even compatibility with certain WiFi base stations, as not all iPhone 5 users are having problems.