Fascinating seeing the number of newbies attempting to stir the pot.
Just doing a quick scan, I'd say the newbie haters outnumber the newbie "real posters" by about 5-to-1.
But hey, web traffic is web traffic. The more posts, the better for Apple Insider.
Keep it up!
back up data. wipe it clean. and re-install the old iOS, reload the data back. Will take about a day of work. Just give thanks to Apple for taking a sick day off.
Since it's affecting the 6's a "restore from backup" will do as well and not take very long.
Thanks so much for this.I just feel sorry for the non-tech iPhone users who got bitten by this and now have to deal with it.
As a rule of thumb i NEVER update my devices on the first day unless its a CRITICAL update.
I usually wait a week to make sure the bugs are gone.
I advise others to do the same from now on.
While many have posted similar, this is true of many things beyond software updates or tech things. This is one of my core life philosophies: never change anything until required or the safety of doing so is confirmed and verifiable, preferably by reliable first hand reports. Something new comes out? Find out how others are experiencing it first. Then decide a course of action. Risk management takes some actual analysis.
That said, it does appear Apple made a mistake today. They're clearly doomed.
8.0.1 killed my 6 Plus (searching... for network and Touch ID doesn't respond).
Restore from backup to get out from under the .01 update. Lousy but you'll get there.
The non-techy iPhone users are too stupid to apply updates in the first place. You wouldn’t believe the number of people who were still on 1.0.2 after iOS 3 had come out.
“You mean I can install apps too?!”
Hmm. Could you please point to the spot on this chart where the stock price is highest? Could you please point to the spot where Sculley was in charge?
Notice the huge gap in dividends.
And who the heck was talking about absolute comparisons? Of course stock prices are higher now. My point was that Sculley's early-to-mid years were among Apple's most prosperous compared to the rest of the company's years (before he joined), yet they led to the same kind of non-innovation and crisis period we're moving towards now.
Check this to understand what I mean:
Restore from backup will back you out of the upgrade.
No, it won’t. You are wrong. Backups DO NOT include iOS itself.
Another non-issue is being trolled around. Remember antennagate? Now - bending, iOS upgrade, click, click...
To be fair, a degrading antenna signal when you hold the phone in your hand is hardly a non-issue. I'm just glad the antenna was rectified on the 4S. Thanks for bringing back good old memories though...
The issue can easily be resolved by re-updating the affected phone with the complete image, not an over-the air update.
You can just re-apply the update using iTunes.
Download the firmware:6+ http://appldnld.apple.com/iOS8/031-07519.20140924.FTHpb/iPhone7,1_8.0.1_12A402_Restore.ipsw
Then connect your phone to iTunes, Command-click the update button (not sure what key on windows) and choose the downloaded file.
I didn't mention any names, so I'm not sure why you are responding to my post.
I will merely say that they know who they are, and I will leave it at that.
Fair enough. Let the fandroids appear, then.
Things could be worse for them. Imagine if they were also Android users.
It's time for a new CEO - Mr Cook is an unmitigated disaster for Apple; just wait and see:
1 - Uncalled for distribution of dividends: Apple no longer a growth stock;
2 - Acquisition of Beats - cheapened brand, crappy headphones, ridiculous price for just another streaming service;
3 - Lack of proper torsion testing on the new iPhones, aka "bendgate";
4 - Bigger iPhones with protruding cameras and "smart" watches just because analysts tell Apple to launch them - we no longer innovate, we just follow:
5 - sloppy software releases just like 8.0.1, shutdown of high-end software suites; long delays in launching innovative Macs.
You neglected U2-gate. And the song U2 performed at the keynote was not the coolest song ever. Coolness can't be bought and isn't forced--this is the misconception Cook seems to have, perhaps out of insecurity of his own coolness. He's not cool, and that's perfectly fine, as long as he doesn't try to be something he isn't.
brlawyer wrote: »
I have never bought anything remotely related to Android or Windows, and have converted more than 25 people to Apple over the last five years...so hopefully you are not talking about me.
That would be... you.
"Originally Posted by brlawyer :
Stock prices were also at their highest during the early 90s with Sculley -"
If you meant to say that the stock price ROSE the fastest (or fast) during the Sculley years, you should have actually said that. I'm sure that almost all readers interpreted your comment as referring to actual stock prices (and assumed that you don't understand stock splits or were just plain wrong).
A wired update connection is just far more stable: over the air signals can be dropped or interfered with in such uncontrolled environments as a normal user resides in. I'm surrounded by electronics, instruments and equipment with electric motors and in side a steel nd concrete building whose walls are full of power lines. A reliable data transfer for the code that's going to be running a computer? VERY tricky.
You said it. Right here.
So that goes against what you yourself said. Right here.
Then you probably should have said that instead of what you actually said.
Didn’t I reply to this already? They’re not smart enough to know there IS an update.
malax wrote: »
Not to let Apple off the hook here, but that is pretty stupid on the part of those people. If your phone is critical to your work why would you update it in the middle of the work day? I would hope a surgeon wouldn't update his surgical robot's firmware minutes before opening up the patient.