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IOS5 Available

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by dennisj00, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. raott

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    Gosh, I hope not.
     
  2. Herdfan

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    I am going to wait and see if the get pressured into adding SL. They support Vista, but not SL. :(
     
  3. Steve

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    I'm also surprised there's no iCloud control panel for XP. There are probably more XP PCs running iTunes than Vista PCs, so I don't get it. :scratchin

    I'm sure Microsoft is delighted that XP users who own iPhones will now be forced to upgrade their Microsoft OS if they want to cloud share files to their PCs.
     
  4. Kevin F

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    It's on all of my devices now :D
    iPhone iPad
     
  5. Stewart Vernon

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    Went ahead and updated my iPhone and iPad.

    Wow... I wish I had known how long it was going to take!

    The download time wasn't bad... but this is the first update I've had that completely resets the phone/pad to defaults... then does the update... then loads all of your apps back onto the device... then you have to do a quick setup... All of that takes seemingly forever if you have a lot of apps and music on your device.

    Also, some devices kept their settings.. others didn't. My Youtube app, for example, kept my login info... but my Network apps (Adult Swim for example) required me to re-enter my login info to authenticate for live streaming.
     
  6. klang

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    According to this there should be a 10.6.9 coming with iCloud support for Snow Leopard. I too am not ready yet to upgrade to Lion on my primary Mac. I'm staying with MobileMe for a bit until they get everything worked out.
     
  7. dpeters11

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    Yep, three different ipsw files.
     
  8. Chris Blount

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    Yeah. Each one of my devices took 2 hours. I have a lot of music and photos so it went really slow.
     
  9. Herdfan

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    Thanks for the link.

    I know there have been glitches with MM, but it has always worked great for me. But all I really use it for calendar syncing so it works fine for me.
     
  10. dmspen

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    UPdated my iPhone 3GS yesterday afternoon. It took about 1 1/2 hours to get through the whole process. Updating iTunes was a pain. Evidently Bonjour and Norton don't play well together during installation. Also found out that iTunes doesn't like to install if another user has it open!
    After the iPhone backup and restore, I got multiple error messages. One said iTunes couldn't sync with iPhone because a file couldn't be found. Another said the ipsw file was missing.
    In the end, I got iOS 5 installed. ALL my apps got reinstalled and none of my music. I have to troubleshoot that one because iTunes is set to sync music.

    You'd also think that after all this time they would get some new wallpapers and ringtones!

    On a side not...got an email that my iPhone 4S gets delivered tomorrow before 3pm.
     
  11. Steve

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    Good show. Bloomberg is reporting this morning that all the US carriers are sold out, and shipping on new AT&T orders is estimated at 3-4 weeks.
     
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  13. raott

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    Yeah, I know. Did the first Ipad last night along with the Ipod. Plugged the second Ipad in this morning and it started downloading.

    At least the download this morning was about 20xs as fast as last night.
     
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    I download the IPSW files directly while at work since I have a slow, limited Internet connection at home. So I already had the files when I started my upgrades for the iPad 2 & the iPhone 4. I did the iPad 2 first & had problems with it getting past backing up the iPad. I finally told it to restore & it did a couple of things & threw an error. The iPad was bricked -- wouldn't even turn on. So, unplugged & replugged it into the PC & it detected that the iPad was in Restore mode & finished upgrading. It restored from backup & I had all of my apps & pics. However, my apps were about 30% messed up -- about that percentage of them were in the wrong place & on the wrong screens.

    So, I was nervous about upgrading the phone. It started out bad -- the backup failed just like it did for the iPad. I told it to do the restore & when that was done, the latest backup it had was from the previous night, so I lost a day's worth of text messages & an app I had installed, but very minor stuff. The remaining apps stayed where they belonged.

    I really like iMessage on the iPad :).
     
  15. Chris Blount

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    I had the same issue when doing the iPad. It threw an error and it looked like it was bricked. Just a black screen and nothing. I shut down then started up iTunes and iTunes immediately recognized that the iPad was in recovery mode and started the process of recovery. After everything was done, no issues at all. Even all the apps were in their proper folder. I guess I got lucky.
     
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    I've done both iPad and iPhone and have had no issues. At first a couple apps on the iPad were misbehaving but they worked themselves out. I'm doing this from iTunes on a Mac. Those of you that had problems are you running a Mac or Windows?
     
  17. Herdfan

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    I always tell iTunes to Download, but not install the first time through. Did both downloads last night, iPad (19GB worth of stuff) updated in about 15 minutes this morning. Will give it a full run though before I decide to do our phones.
     
  18. Herdfan

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    My guess would be Windows. ITunes runs so much better on my Mac that it every did on a Windows box.
     
  19. Alan Gordon

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    I proceeded to try and update to iOS5 on my iPAD 2 yesterday, only to find that it wasn't available yet (I didn't know if it would be available early in the morning or afternoon, so I gave it a shot when I got up from sleep).

    I attempted again a short time later, and the update was up. I was then told I had to update my iTunes, so I did so... which seemed to take quite some time (most likely due to traffic). I installed it, and immediately proceeded to download the firmware... which downloaded successfully. Unfortunately, during the installation, I had to clear off some additional room on my netbook to finish the installation. I did that, and attempted to install the firmware again.

    Unfortunately, I went through multiple attempts at the installation because I kept being told that the server was busy even though I already downloaded the firmware (perhaps the verification server?). Eventually, it got it (ironically, after I had pretty much given up).

    I spent a good portion of last night reinstalling some apps, and I re-downloaded what little music I had on it.

    Ironically, I had some files on it I attempted to copy over last night only to realize later that they were still on there, so now I have two copies of each after spending at least 30 minutes copying them over... :rolleyes:




    So far... I like it... even though a lot of it doesn't really benefit me.

    Messages: I like this idea a LOT, but the people I know with iOS devices are small, and the ones I'd talk to are considerably smaller. There may be one person I might text from time to time using this... we'll see. I'd love to FaceTime with them (I've never used FaceTime yet), but they have an original iPAD, so... :(

    Newstand: I have multiple apps for this (and more that will eventually be added to it), but no subscriptions, so not really a big deal for me.

    Reminders: A great app... that I'd probably use quite a bit if I had an iPhone, but I doubt I'd use it much on my iPad. :(

    Twitter integration: I have a Twitter account, but I rarely "Tweet", and I only know like two people (offline) with a Twitter account, my Mom and someone I don't follow. I do follow two fellow posters' Twitter accounts, but... :( There are some things I like about it though... :)



    There are things I like though, and I'm glad for them, as some of them were among my complaints regarding iOS that I found after getting my first iOS device (iPAD 2) this Spring... though one of them is still there... namely the fact that I hate that the only way a birthday is listed in the calendar as a birthday (present symbol) is to have them in your contacts list. I also hate that Anniversaries do not show up. That's annoying... :mad:

    Overall though, I think iOS 5 brings more to the iPhone user, or those with multiple friends and family members with iOS products.

    ~Alan
     
  20. Alan Gordon

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    A question for those of you with iPhones:

    One UI choice I really LOVED about the iPhone was that when someone called you, their picture (if you had one) showed up on screen very large (my Android phone is only a thumbnail). However, I saw a picture the other day where it appeared that it has been changed to a small thumbnail when someone calls.

    Is that a new change with iOS 5?

    ~Alan
     

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