Will Apple Pay For This Mistake?

It may not be as big as the maps debacle, but another software problem is threatening Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) reliability reputation. And the biggest hit for the company may come from the enterprise sector, where Apple has been trying hard to make inroads over the past few quarters.

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According to reports, an error in Apple’s latest iPhone operating system update is causing traffic overload issues for businesses. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has advised customers to block iOS 6.1 from their corporate networks because the software update is causing Microsoft’s Exchange email software to overload with traffic.

According to The Wall Street Journal, several frustrated chief information officers have asked employees to delay updating the operating system on their iPhones and iPads.

Covanta Energy CIO Stuart Kippelman told The Journal that the firm had limited bandwidth for iPhone and iPad users accessing Exchange from 6.1. Kippelman said it was “unacceptable” that Apple had taken more than two weeks to address the issue. “I think it puts a spotlight on how careful IT needs to be, even when everyone’s expectations are the speed of adoption should be as fast as devices are created,” he said.

Apple confirmed it was dealing with the issue…

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