First of all, let me say:
Phew. That’s better. Sort of.
Why am I so upset? I’m upset because I have come to expect Apple to offer products and services with extreme ease of use and simplicity. My past experiences have basically been plug the shit in and magically play a few minutes later. And when that doesn’t happen, it is frustrating as hell.
Well, seeing as how Apple finally released iOS 4.0 yesterday, I decided to update my iPhone 3G with the latest and greatest iPhone software.
It did not go well.
First of all, the first two downloads of the software failed. The third time I did manage to get the software downloaded (at about 2 MB per minute, so you can imagine how long THAT took). I have the most current OS on my mac and I had the latest iTunes already downloaded and functioning.
So I start to update my phone.
First of all, my phone won’t back up. I mean, sometimes it takes awhile to do the whole backup thing (awhile being like 5 minutes). Last night after 30 minutes, the backup was still in its infancy and no progress was showing on the bar.
So I stop the backup, reboot my computer and phone, and try again. Same luck.
So THEN I start thinking “Well, my phone has been slowing down a bit– perhaps its time to perform a restore…”. Which is what I do.
The restore operation begins– and then just sits there. The progress bar went about 1/3 of the way across the phone, and then it just sat there.
I went to bed, and when I woke up at 4 am to take a piss, I saw that my phone was still aglow. When I went to examine it, it was STILL in restore mode, with no movement!!
I force quitted the fucker and went back to bed.
Thank goodness I woke up early this morning. Because I spent my early morning digging out my iPhone 1.0, trading sim cards, and reactivating my original phone.
Which is a real pisser because I’m on the fucking EDGE network and most of my apps don’t work because I don’t have the 3.0 or later software on the fucking thing.
I’ve already made a Genius Bar appointment for this evening, but I’m not optimistic.
Sure the timing would appear to not be bad, as the new iPhone is coming out in a few days and I had already planned to upgrade. However, I am so busy this weekend that I won’t get a chance to even think about upgrading until next week sometime.
Grrrrr. I’m not pleased.