There's a Man With a Gun Over There
I just got an email from Twitter reminding me how they’ve optimized sharing for iOS5® platforms. I’m sure they have a zillion ways to know that many times every week, my Twitter activities happen with my iPad®. BUT, I have NOT upgraded my iPad to iOS5.
Several weeks ago, I had a four-day nightmare upgrading iTunes® from 10.3 to 10.4 on my Windows 7® desktop — for non-Apple speaking readers, iTunes is a requirement to sych and back up the data and apps on the iPad. Backups would not work, synch would not work, the iTunes Store would not work — as if I was in the mood to actually buy anything from the iTunes Store in the middle of this mess. I tried everything that was suggested on the Apple® Support page — EXCEPT re-installing Windows, yeah, like that will happen some day when I’ve got a couple of months free time.
So I checked the Community forum. Dozens, if not scores of people were having exactly the same problems. A savior arose from the multitudes with a plan — that worked. Simply revert one of the services components of iTunes to the prior version.
“Hurrah!” echoed throughout the known universe, and all was well.
Then just prior to the release of iOS5, I learned that in order to install iOS5 on my iPad (and Monica’s iPhone) I would have to — excuse my French here — have to upgrade my freaking iTunes yet AGAIN.
But of course, they would have fixed the Window problem… of course. The byte gods certainly wouldn’t let it happen any other way.
So I checked the Community forum BEFORE I downloaded the upgrade. Yikes! Within minutes of the 10.5 release, the forums were flooded by people having exactly the same problem as with 10.4 — that was the bad news. The BAD (beginners, please notice the upper case for emphasis) news was that the 10.4 solution DID NOT WORK.
So. I will wait. And still be able to back up my iPad. A new savior will arise from the multitudes.
It won’t be me.