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Old 10-12-2011, 12:25 PM   #1
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Anyone trying the iOS5 upgrade today?

Is anyone planning to upgrade their idevice to iOS5 over the next couple of days? I'm typically a "wait at least a few days to see what breaks" kind of person, but I'm very interested to hear how it goes for those of you bold enough to install the earliest version.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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I've been running the gold master for a few days now and other than having the app store crash on me once, haven't had any issues. Certainly better than the betas were and I like the new notification system. Not using iCloud so can't comment on that and I wish I could remove the new Newstand app as I have no desire for any magazines on there and it is just wasting space. Beyond that it has performed pretty well so far.
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I'll probably install on the iPad later this evening or tomorrow. My beloved iPod Touch is too old to run iOS5 <sigh>...
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:10 PM   #4
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Installing it on the iPad 2 and iPhone 3GS to test Stanza. Keeping my iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4 on 4.3.5 if it doesn't work.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:04 PM   #5
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Doing it now...download is verrrrrry slooowwwww.

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Old 10-12-2011, 04:41 PM   #6
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Doing it now...download is verrrrrry slooowwwww.
Expect an error message of some type.

I just spent 3 hours upgrading, only to get an error. Two more brief attempts yielded the same error.

Apple is having severe issues with this upgrade. I'll wait until things settle down and they get their act together.

In the mean time, enjoy the experiences of hundreds of other users who also received such error messages.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:15 PM   #7
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Installing it on the iPad 2 and iPhone 3GS to test Stanza. Keeping my iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4 on 4.3.5 if it doesn't work.
Stanza is borked. It's been confirmed for a while now.

Gonna wait a few days before I try. No one seems to be having any luck.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:20 PM   #8
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Now imagine everyone accessing the cloud? If Apple's servers can't handle this upgrade, how will they handle cloud traffic?
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:07 PM   #9
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Now imagine everyone accessing the cloud? If Apple's servers can't handle this upgrade, how will they handle cloud traffic?
I'm pretty sure iCloud uses a completely different set of servers.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:30 PM   #11
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I'm pretty sure iCloud uses a completely different set of servers.
That may be, but I have to wonder how smoothly the cloud roll out will be considering how poorly they handled this OS upgrade.
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That may be, but I have to wonder how smoothly the cloud roll out will be considering how poorly they handled this OS upgrade.
It's not that bad really, considering that so many major software upgrades have hiccups exactly like this during their first day. Not just from Apple.
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It's not that bad really, considering that so many major software upgrades have hiccups exactly like this during their first day. Not just from Apple.
This isn't a hiccup. It's an inability of their servers to handle the heavy demand; which ultimately means poor planning.
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This isn't a hiccup. It's an inability of their servers to handle the heavy demand; which ultimately means poor planning.
Which again is exactly what happens with so many major software upgrades on their first day. There is nothing at all unusual about this.
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Which again is exactly what happens with so many major software upgrades on their first day. There is nothing at all unusual about this.
I can see that it's not unusual. Wouldn't it be refreshing if they actually planned ahead for a change?
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