iOS 5 goes live. Not a good day to be a web server...

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    Oct 12, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/ios-5-goes-live-servers-creaking/2011/10/12/gIQAvgXXfL_story.html
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    Oct 13, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    I want my 4s meow please!
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    Oct 13, 2011 12:33 AM GMT
    Could be worse....

    You could be a blackberry data server icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 13, 2011 12:39 AM GMT
    MsclDrew saidCould be worse....

    You could be a blackberry data server icon_lol.gif


    Oh, SNAP!icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    Considering the installed base of the iPhone (particularly in North America since iPhone's international impact is less impressive), why is this news? This is a "no s h i t" moment. Anytime there's a major iOS update, you're going to have capacity issues.

    The OS doesn't matter as long as the PR has been strong enough to warrant a "must have now" hive mentality.
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    MsclDrew saidCould be worse....

    You could be a blackberry data server icon_lol.gif



    whats a blackberry
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:13 AM GMT
    RiverRising saidConsidering the installed base of the iPhone (particularly in North America since iPhone's international impact is less impressive), why is this news? This is a "no s h i t" moment. Anytime there's a major iOS update, you're going to have capacity issues.

    The OS doesn't matter as long as the PR has been strong enough to warrant a "must have now" hive mentality.


    last year the update went pretty smooth for me, this year its a nightmare, or at least for those who cant wait a couple more days before updating. Theres definitely a higher demand for iPhones this year and more people actually caring to upgrade due to iCloud integration and iMessage.
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    Oct 13, 2011 3:59 AM GMT
    I upgraded iTunes on my Macbook and did the iOS 5 upgrade on my iPad 2 at around 5pm central time, and I experienced no delays at all.
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    Oct 13, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    I'm debating on when to do my update. How do you guys like it so far?
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    Oct 13, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    It's not just i0S, it's Lion 10.7.2 and Itunes 10.5 as well. That's some serious bandwidth usage combined.
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    Oct 13, 2011 4:31 AM GMT
    Might explain the general sluggishness of the net in general then.

    But the bigger thing for me for waiting to upgrade/update all my iCrap is to wait for the bugs and bugfixes to be released.

    Hell, I'm still running iOS 4.3.2-something.
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:02 PM GMT
    alex1990 saidHow do you guys like it so far?


    So far, all it's done is add stuff I don't need. And, the one feature they say it has that I can actually use, real time stock quotes, doesn't seem to work on the iPad, as it doesn't come with the stocks app that comes with the iPhone and iPod Touch. So, all in all, the iPad is still just a barely useful, crippleware, instant-on, web browsing tablet for the bedroom. Feh.
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    Oct 13, 2011 1:21 PM GMT
    I did the iTunes and iOS upgrades yesterday on the 12th (I already had the latest Lion version), and it all went smoothly, no delays accessing them. Today there was some sluggishness & failures trying to activate iCloud, and Apple said something about high volume delaying the conversion from the MobileMe account that I already had. But now iCloud's up & running for me, too.

    Apparently I still have to upgrade either my iPhoto or Aperture in order to get my photo archive into iCloud. My versions are each just 1 number preceding the ones needed for iCloud (I have Aperture 3.1 instead of 3.2).

    What's odd, though, is that when I click on the software update in their respective menus it says that version is current. Unless Apple wants me to buy totally brand new versions, which didn't seem to be the way their iCloud system requirements instructions were worded. So I gotta still work on that one.

    As for iOS5 functionality, not much different that I can see yet. Except it does seem to grab WiFi more reliably now. Previously my iPhone 4 wouldn't always automatically sign into my own home WiFi, and some other known networks, I had to prompt it manually. But now it seems to come right up. I think syncing to my iMac may be quicker, too.
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    Oct 13, 2011 3:04 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    MsclDrew saidCould be worse....

    You could be a blackberry data server icon_lol.gif



    whats a blackberry



    Six months from now... A small piece of fruit commonly used in pies
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    Oct 13, 2011 4:31 PM GMT
    MsclDrew said
    charlitos said
    MsclDrew said
    whats a blackberry


    Six months from now... A small piece of fruit commonly used in pies


    Sitting on a treasure trove of patents the wireless industry covets.

    Just sayin'.
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    Oct 13, 2011 4:33 PM GMT
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/iphone-ios-5-upgrades-serious-headaches/2011/10/13/gIQAKPcNhL_story.html

    iOS5 issues.
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    Oct 14, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    alex1990 saidI'm debating on when to do my update. How do you guys like it so far?


    I have an iPad2 and I have to say the feature I anticipated the most, wireless syncing, does exactly what it says on the tin. The 707MB(!) update was a bitch to download last night (kept timing out and gave messages of "13 hours remaining"), until I used a Torrent and got it done in 15 minutes. The multi-touch gesture is pretty cool and the Safari update was *very* welcome. I haven't used iCloud extensively, but it did give me the opportunity to clean up my contacts.
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    Oct 14, 2011 10:54 AM GMT
    Near heart failure moment when it wiped my phone then could not restore.
    Then after clicking restore it downloaded everything quite nicely.
    IT LIVES...........icon_biggrin.gif........LOL
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    Oct 15, 2011 3:13 AM GMT
    I do have an ipad and a macbook but seriously all this talk about using icloud?

    So basically, I have to PAY for the privilege of syncing data between apple products that I have paid a hefty price for?



    You could be using google and do just about everything that the icloud offers...only....it is free. At least for now. As for music, subscriptions services like rdio, mog, and spotify blow itunes away. The day I got rdio was the last day I ever used my ipod. For real.


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    Oct 15, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    I can't get an iPhone...I'm still running Tiger icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 15, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    silverfox saidI do have an ipad and a macbook but seriously all this talk about using icloud?

    So basically, I have to PAY for the privilege of syncing data between apple products that I have paid a hefty price for?



    You could be using google and do just about everything that the icloud offers...only....it is free. At least for now. As for music, subscriptions services like rdio, mog, and spotify blow itunes away. The day I got rdio was the last day I ever used my ipod. For real.




    An iCloud account gives you five gigabytes of online storage... free. Fortunately, anything you buy from Apple — like music, apps, books and TV shows — doesn’t count against that five-gigabyte amount. Neither do the photos in your Photo Stream. (You can expand your storage if you find five gigs constricting — for $2 a gigabyte a year. So you’ll pay $20, $40 or $100 a year for an extra 10, 20, or 50 gigs. You can upgrade your storage from your iGadget or computer.)

    more info at NYTimes Technology: http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/a-look-at-icloud/
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    Oct 15, 2011 12:21 PM GMT

    An iCloud account gives you five gigabytes of online storage... free. Fortunately, anything you buy from Apple — like music, apps, books and TV shows — doesn’t count against that five-gigabyte amount. Neither do the photos in your Photo Stream. (You can expand your storage if you find five gigs constricting — for $2 a gigabyte a year. So you’ll pay $20, $40 or $100 a year for an extra 10, 20, or 50 gigs. You can upgrade your storage from your iGadget or computer.)

    more info at NYTimes Technology: http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/a-look-at-icloud/


    I stand corrected but it does pose a dilemma with a "hybrid" user like me who has a mac, and ipad...but an android phone. Right now everything auto syncs with google (for the most part though a bit clunky). I just havent drunk the iphone koolaid yet!

    Michael
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    Oct 15, 2011 12:33 PM GMT
    RobertF64 saidhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/iphone-ios-5-upgrades-serious-headaches/2011/10/13/gIQAKPcNhL_story.html

    iOS5 issues.

    Glad I missed the download error that wiped the phone, that would have stopped my heart. As I wrote above, all I encountered were some delays getting my MobileMe account switched to iCloud.

    The iCloud link Apple e-mailed to me was a dead-end, gave me a message that traffic was too heavy at the moment. iTunes on my Mac didn't seem to know there even was an update available. So I went directly to Apple online, and it finally responded after a few messages again saying they were too busy. I think my experience mirrors things mentioned in the linked article above.