iMess: We and the Rest of the World Can’t Get 2.0 Software Working
It seems like our iPhone 3G review unit was handed to us on a silver “activated” plate. The Web is swarming with complaints from understandably annoyed new- and old-iPhone owners. First-gen iPhone owners cannot upgrade their 2.0 software because Apple’s servers are flooded with download requests; they continually get the same “network connection timeout” notice. Some are now stuck with “brick phones,” which means the phone is stuck in an emergency call state and just doesn’t function. Second-gen iPhone 3G owners are having an impossible time activating their phones through iTunes. There are many different scenarios; if you want more information, I suggest checking out the Apple iPhone Discussions page. We don’t have any answers since Apple is pretty much unresponsive today. One of our readers was told that “there are delays today because of unanticipated demand.” Unanticipated? Seriously? People around the world have been counting down the days until the July 11 launch. I have been trying to update my iPod touch with the 2.0 software since I got into the office 8 hours ago. It’s been back and forth. First, iTunes will tell me I have the latest 1.4 software, which is clearly not the latest. Then it will tell me that there is an available update to the 2.0 software, but when I try and upgrade and purchase the $9.99 software it gives me a network has times out message. Anyone have any luck getting the touch to run 2.0 software? I need my Ms. PacMan fix.