Apple beta testing in "live" again?
Perfect example of why I always avoid updates for a few days before hitting the "go" button.
Fanbois rushing to install iOS 6 on their iThings have been frustrated by the absence of a web page the devices need to visit when reconnecting to networks after the upgrade. The upgrade process itself appears to be smooth, but once an upgraded iDevice attempts to connect to a network it seeks out a web page on Apple.com. That …
I am going away with my friends to the mountains this weekend followed by a trip to the beach, how am I going to take and edit hundreds of photos of my friends at the mountains and on the beach and upload them to my iCloud to sync to all my devices and post on my web for all my friends to see I cant even take video and edit it on the go
At work, we are currently repairing a whole load of iDevice things and there are a few with the wi-fi option unavailable, it seems quite a common fault after every update. There are always a few which loose the ability to turn wi-fi on and the solution is either, put it in the freezer or heat it up. Sounds like a tiny crack in the lead free solder to me, although better minds than mine think its the hardware and you need to jailbrake it to get it working again. I was thinking of upgrading the devices we have at work, but maybe I'll leave it now.
Thanks genius, there was me thinking the only way to reheat an electronic circuit board was using some kind of re heat station, I forgot about the microwave. What exactly are we supposed to test by the way? If the phone comes to us with a faulty screen or battery, gets replaced, everything is working, including the wifi and we run the update and it greys it out, what would testing of prevented?
This fault appears on all models of i phone, pad and pod, one will work fine and another will not. Either a production run problem or if you like your conspiracy theory some built in failure rate to push people onto new kit.
I think the Windows file copy dialogue guy must have gone to work for apple:
Estimating download time
Time remaining 6 hours
Time remaining less than 1 minute
Time remaining 4 hours
Time remaining less than 1 minute
Time remaining 3 minutes
Time remaiing less than 1 minute
Time remaining 16 hours
Actual time start to finish 15 minutes, Actual feelings when surveying the latest greatest iOS - MEH
Phone is now going to the bay, Huwawei Ascend G300 (£60 from Tesco) here I come
Ahhh, that must have been Tory cutbacks because the calculation in the 80's was way more generous:
permitted time x 5 + 3 leisurely beers + 3 "Oh shit its last orders" beers + large whisky + (kebab|bhaji) + generous spliff x 2 terms = panic in May due to large amount of coursework to complete to avoid retaking year.
Exactly the same problem here. Gave up last night, but it still failed this morning over wifi.
Updated using iTunes which threw up some error, iPad was in recovery mode but switching off/on revealed it was at last running IOS6 but failed to restore any apps.
All good now except gmail in Chrome is stuck in offline mode.
Well, the answer appeared to be:
1) Use iExplorer to rename iTunesCDB to something else
3) Connects but iTunes tells me the phone is broken
4) Discover that the phone now completes its setup anyway
5) Use iExplorer to remove the newly created iTunesCDB and put back the old one
A) or try starting it in recovery mode and re-flash it.
1. Turn phone off
2. Press and continue to hold the Home button while you reconnect the USB cable to your iPhone, this will cause the iPhone to turn on
3. Continue to hold the Home button until an alert message in iTunes informs you that an iPhone in recovery mode has been detected. (hopefully)
4. re-flash it.
B) if you tried (A) and it still doesn't work and it's under warranty, return it.
C) if (A) doesn't work and it's not under warranty, you're SOL.
Consider selling it for parts OR if you have data on it that you're worried about, consider CAREFULLY removing the salvageable bits yourself (e.g. screen+touch sensor assembly, battery,...) and applying some heavy duty percussive maintenance to the remaining mainboard bits. :p
So there are a few teething problems. Someone didn't fully test and document the requirements and some of the early upgrades didn't work quite as expected. It all got fixed in the end.
Which is OK for consumer tech devices that have little consequence around an outage
But would you trust Apple to be your cash, your credit card or your Bank???
Or any other amateur IT operation for that matter - if the "experienced" Banks can screw it up, God help us when the inexperienced start running our finances.
"...A subtle change with IOS 6..."
Wrong. iGadgets have been pinging to Apple.com for a very long time.
I have a screen capture from last year of a conference hall ($495/day, for everyone) WiFi portal login page with the address bar proudly showing "Apple.com". It's a necessary part of being able to find iGadgets over the Interweb.
It was nothing to do with recently upgraded phones - My phone was upgraded with the GM version last week and last night decided it wasn't going to connect to my WiFi router because of this missing file (it kept popping up a login page and then shutting off if I pressed cancel).
It seems like iOS devices' ability to use WiFi is irrevocably linked to the existence of this page, which is complete madness!
Actually a very simple reason...
The phone is trying to determine IF the network connection it has is open to the wider Internet. (Or if it is locked behind a paywall)
It explains why often "login to use" wifi connections often show www.apple.com in the browser address bar
Of course, if some wifi site owners REALLY wanted to screw iDevices up, they could presumably allow free access to apple.com
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