The iPhone not happily handling transitions between WiFi and cellular networks has bugged me forever. Something I’ve mentioned (complained about) before:
The iPhone always assumes a WiFi connection is faster than cellular, which makes for a terrible experience when that assumption is false.
Thankfully The Verge reports that Apple has included a feature in the latest beta to alleviate this problem.
the latest beta of iOS 6 contains a new “Wi-Fi Plus Cellular” networking option that will allow apps to automatically fall back to a 3G connection if Wi-Fi proves unresponsive
I couldn’t be happier that they’ve acknowledged this problem, which I run into multiple times daily. Now to find out if it really works.
(Hat Tip: Sean Sperte)