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Apple launches iOS 10 update with a minor hiccup

By Scorpus ยท 7 replies
Sep 13, 2016
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  1. Earlier today, Apple released a major iOS update to all modern iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches. iOS 10 brings a range of changes and new features, including an overhaul of the lock screen, however the update process didn't go quite as smoothly as Apple would have liked.

    In the first few hours that the update was available, many users upgraded their device only to discover that the updater had temporarily bricked it. An error message appeared on the screen asking users to plug their device into a computer with iTunes to start the restoration process, provided a backup was available to restore.

    Apple quickly addressed the problem, and released a statement saying that they "experienced a brief issue with the software update process, affecting a small number of users during the first hour of availability." The company apologized for the inconvenience and says the problem is now resolved.

    If you haven't yet updated your devices to iOS 10, it's a good idea to make a full backup before you proceed with the installation process.

    When you do successfully install iOS 10, you'll be greeted with a decent collection of new features and upgrades. The lock screen has been improved with widgets and notifications, allowing users to respond to messages without having to fully launch the corresponding app. Other notifications have also been improved with 3D Touch functionality, while almost every stock iOS app has been overhauled and updated.

    iOS 10 is now available for the following devices or newer: iPhone 5, 4th-generation iPad, iPad Mini 2, and 6th-generation iPod Touch.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,731   +3,749

    First rule of all smartphone OS updates: Wait at least a week.

    Following this one simple rule prevents 100% of bricking.
  3. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Guru Posts: 338   +67

    The main design feature of a new IOS build is to make older phones run worse so people upgrade.
  4. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 816   +828

    Lost your tinfoil hat there bud. Hardware ages, requirements go up. That is the nature of software, not some conspiracy. Unless you believe windows 10 not supporting pentium IIIs is some MS master plan to force you to upgrade that 20 year old desktop of yours.

    Also, your argument doesnt really work, iOS devices have much longer support cycles then any android device. If anything, android OEMs are much more likely to pull these shenanigans, since they dont make money after the initial sale. Apple gets money from the app store, and thus is more encouraged to keep devices running, not abandon them.

    Many users are reporting that iOS 10 runs much smoother then iOS 9 on older devices. Apple has done quite a bit of work optimizing their software this time around.

    The old A5 based devices were the last devices with non apple designed chips, and the last 512MB devices. That is why they ran so poorly. Everything since then has had an apple designed chip, and has not struggled the way A5 devices did.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2016
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  5. Marc Petersen

    Marc Petersen TS Rookie

    Looks like android now.
  6. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Guru Posts: 338   +67

    it was a joke, as I never have had or will have an ios device I have no real interest one way or another.
  7. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 848   +114

    My update got stuck on "Updating iCloud Information" after setting up 2-step verification.

    Then I couldn't contact support because I couldn't log in to the website because I had just setup 2-step and my phone was stuck and couldn't receive texts.

    A couple of hard resets got past it somehow.
  8. trparky

    trparky TS Addict Posts: 242   +112

    Actually iOS 10 runs far better on my iPhone 6 Plus than iOS 9.3.5 ever did. The amount of stuttering and graphical glitches has been reduced by a huge amount on iOS 10 vs. iOS 9.3.5 on the same hardware.

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