Some users seem to be seeing problems in upgrading to the latest version of Apple’s iOS.
Some users are reporting issues with downloading the new version of the iOS software. Some are getting a “3200 error”, including a message stating that an “internal error” has occurred, and the upgrade process was canceled.
Other users see related problems after successfully downloading the update, iTunes brings an error message as the file was extracted and is downloading slowly.
Again, this is another warning sign to would-be first-day upgraders to be patient and tread carefully before diving in. This was the lesson I learned by moving to OS X Lion on the first day and experiencing over 250 crashes and freezes that I had to do a hard restart from. This is getting to be a statement for better testing prior to release.
On the issue of iOS 5 below are some direct links you can use to make it happen hopefully successfully.
Hold Alt (Windows) /Option (Mac) and click the “restore” button in the iTunes iOS device summary screen, then point to the file matching your device. This will wipe your iOS device back to factory settings, so be sure to back up your device in iTunes first.
Even though you won’t have a brand spanking new iPhone 5 to show off as soon as you might have expected, Apple’s next level mobile OS, iOS 5 is now live and the download is available for eligible iPhones, iPads and iPad Touches.
This might be a very good time to do some prep:
Apple has just released their latest version of their mobile OS, iOS 5 and it is now available via download for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad, and it is said to bring over 200 new features to those Apple iOS devices.
iOS 5 is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and the new iPhone 4S which will go on sale this Friday, plus the 3rd and 4th generation iPod Touch and the original iPad plus the new iPad 2.
iOS5 will dramatically impact the world of things Apple. Namely: iPhones, iPods and iPads by the addition of as many as 200 new and reworked features.
The iOS 5 update should allow us to update no matter which iOS version we are on or which apps or music we have on our devices- that is if our hardware device is among those certified to be eligible.
iOS5 Update Eligible devices:
- Third generation iPod Touch
- fourth generation iPod Touch
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4S
- iPad 2
Prep steps to consider:
- Get rid of years of accumulated crap and clutter
- Sync or otherwise back up your data
- Organize and make space
- Dump apps you don’t use or need anymore
- Trash or transfer music you don’t like or listen to
- Trash or transfer photos no longer needed
- Sort out Audiobooks, ebooks, video, audio and unused media
Our thanks to cnet’s Jason Parker and Kent German for the reminder and tips to prepare.
It can be considered the Super Bowl of Product Watching. The unveiling of Apple’s next Generation iPhone scheduled for tommorrow promises to be a pr\ivotal event for the whole mobile communications industry. It will set the mark to shoot at for all smartphone competitors foreign and domestic and determine the top choice for technology concerned consumers and involved developers.
It will disappoint some and enthuse others, but in the end the iPhone 5 will provide a baseline for what smartphones are about.
On the other front it will also send strong indications regarding Apple’s course in a post Steve Jobs era.
I am anticipating a surprise or two and hope to learn more about Apple’s plan for the Cloud, iOS 5, possible phone versions and who knows what else.
The closer we get to the much-rumored release date of the Apple’s next generation iPhone the more rumor mill stories are all ablaze with rumors and imaginings.
is almost certain that October 4th is the agreed upon coming out date for both the iPhone 5 and new CEO, Tim Cook. We might even begin to expect a dual model release as well. But that is unconfirmed at this point.
However, it is fairly certain that Apple competitors will do everything they can to steal Apple’s thunder or muddy the water with rumors and intentional misdirection in order to slow the leader down.
We have also just learned that isome pre-orders of the new iPhone 5 have started in select cases. Purchasers will receive an advantage coupon ahead of the great expected demand. A further clue to the nearness of the iPhone 5 is that Apple Store employees are set to go through intensive iOS 5 and iPhone 5 and iCloud training.
iPhone 5 – THE SUPER PHONE?
With all the new Android phones out there. speculation is strong that the next full revision of the Apple iPhone will be far and away the strongest most significant advancement yet in the popular industry leading line. Apple has demonstrated the ability to silence competitive noise at this very point in masterful form causing competitors heads to swim.
Speculation has never been stronger about what the iPhone 5 would look like and what all features it would have. All hope is that it will be the nearest to perfection as we have come.
- Incorporating all the previously announced changes of iOS5
- A faster A5 processor or A4 dual-core processor based on the
- ARM Cortex A9 design.
- improved 8-megapixel camera
- Support for iOS 5
- Design similar to iPhone 4
- Fully-revamped iPhone 5
- No 4G LTE network
- iPhone metal back
- Larger 4-inch screen with “edge-to-edge” display
- Near Field Communications (NFC) chip
- Tweaked antenna design
- Slide-out keyboard