1. Read the last paragraph of the original article. (At 10k feet you won't get a cellular signal from a normal tower anyway ... the altitude combined with attenuation inside the aluminum can is just too much for a cellular radio to get a signal.) 2. Stick with what you know... that analogy is just wrong.a. the frequency spectrum used by cellular phones does not create ionizing radiation ... it's harmless.b. in a bus or train loaded with cellphone users, how often do...
Part of a DJ's "schtick" is IMAGE.
Macs are considered "cool" and "hip"... they'd rather have that glowing Apple logo visible on their table because it just looks cool... not because it can necessarily do something a Windows laptop can't.
You need to plug it into a computer with iTunes (with internet connection)... any will do, it doesn't HAVE to be yours.
No, you're not SUPPOSED to need a computer to update an iOS device, but when something goes wrong that will usually allow it to recover without going to an Apple Store.
It SHOULDN'T require it though (unless the update process got corrupted.)
Since iOS6, the devices are supposed to be able to set-up and update without ever needing to be connected to a computer. It would SEEM that your update got corrupted somehow to the point it can't boot properly, so it needs to plug into iTunes on a computer to be able to recover.
any old itunes will work ... it doesn't have to be registered to YOU. (or your AppleID) It can be Windows or Mac.
The point is, do you have a friend or a library or an internet cafe with iTunes installed? Just plug it in (with internet access) and it should finish.
I can't say WHY it's doing that, but just giving it what it wants will be the easiest way to get it going.
I know ... I wasn't clear in my post. I was trying to say that there was no need for Apple to have made it this way. THEY could have left the books in iTunes organizational structure and just had iBooks reference that library. There was no need for APPLE to REQUIRE iBooks to move (and rename) all my files!
I've got an old (C2D - OSX 10.7.5) mini that starts in about 40 seconds. (from pushing the switch to a useable computer)
I can't imagine the new ones would be any slower... (though I'd really recommend an SSD internal and an external drive for media... my MBAir w/ SSD boots in about 15 seconds and App launches are nearly instantaneous.)