Ok, so by now you are probably aware that a major update is available for many of the current and some older Apple products such as your iPhone or Ipad, and if you are not aware, you will be soon!
Today is probably not the best day to try and perform this upgrade! Early reports are showing up on the internet, and our own attempts at updating a few devices ends in an network error message ( err 3259 ). We sucessfuly updated iTunes to 10.5 without a hitch, but found the update servers for the IOS, is heavily tasked right now and probably suffering from denial of service type symptoms. After 33 manual attempts we are giving up for the day.
This experience leads us to wonder why the downloaded update attempts are ont saving the partial downloads and then simply resuming from that point. Instead, we have witnessed as much as 20mb of 700mb total download than instantly fail. Each time this happens we revert back to a fresh start.
This update will be minor for some and major for others and should bode well for the lion share of IOS product users. Some features will not be available for various devices, such as the much anticipated SIRI voice assistant system.
Be patient and keep trying, just don’t waste too much time as it isnt you or your network…it is on the Apple side for sure and more than likely we will hear about it in the news!