Feeds

The iPhone 2.0 update - don't do it, kids

That strange sense of disconnection

Boost IT visibility and business value

Anyone with a 2G iPhone or an iPod Touch would be well advised to steer clear of the version 2 software, at least until the rush dies down and gives iTunes time to catch its breath.

Punters with last year's models are rushing to upgrade to version 2, so they can download the applications Apple deems suitable. But it seems iTunes is having a hard time meeting demand, and while iPod Touch users can't download the new software at all, iPhone users are reporting that the new software is cutting them off completely.

Yesterday Apple support was promising that the new software would be available for the iPod Touch within 24 hours, at a price. Today eager owners connecting to the online store are told on checking for updates that they can indeed lay their hands on version 2. But ask for more information and iTunes just sits around doing nothing.

None of this prevents the Touch user buying applications, or being charged for them - they just can't install or run them without version 2 of the OS.

For iPhone users the situation is even worse, as once the upgrade is installed they are required to register with iTunes before their phone's service returns to operation - but with iTunes playing hard to get, that's very difficult. Several Reg readers report being cut off, though they do have the consolation of being able to buy a copy of Super Monkey and play it.

We spoke to O2 about the activation issue and are waiting to hear from them, but for the moment the best advice is probably to relax for a few days and get the update once things have calmed down. We promise not to tell anyone you weren't at the cutting edge for 48 hours. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

Whitepapers

A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.