Plus, some tips to help EarthLink members make the transition to iOS 7
Last Wednesday Apple released a new version of its iOS operating system, iOS 7, that runs iPhones, iPads and iPods.
According to an article headline today on LATimes.com the launch of iOS 7 was “so massive it almost broke the Internet.” Hyperbole aside, it really was huge.
IT departments at many companies struggled to maintain the performance of their systems due to the significant spikes in Internet traffic going to Apple.com as employees rushed to update their iPhones and iPads.
Individual users struggled too.
If you tried to download iOS right away, you likely experienced some of the issues I did: conflicting reports about the download being available, then not available. Unexpected error messages. Verrrrrrrrrry long download times.
I guess that’s to be expected when 200 million devices download a single update, which is the number of downloads Apple confirmed on Monday.
So, was it worth it? If you’ve downloaded iOS 7, you can tell us by leaving a comment below.
I’m personally enjoying it on my iPad. Looks good. Works well. The only problem is now I have to work a little harder to pry my iPad out of the hands of my kids.
Here’s a helpful list of 15 tricks to help you transition to iOS 7 from Forbes.com.
And here are some links related to iPhones and iPads and EarthLink services:
- How to get your EarthLink Email on your iPad (I reviewed this previous post and the steps still work for iOS 7)
- How to get your EarthLink Email on your iPhone
- How to get high-speed wireless Internet on the go with EarthLink 4G (Wi-Fi for up to 8 iPads, iPhones, laptops or other mobile devices)
We also offered perspectives on the recent Apple release news on our business-focused IT Insights blog: