It will be a week or so until my 3G iPhone comes in but that’s no big deal because I am still able to update my current iPhone to the 2.0 software, or so I thought. Needless to say, the upgrade is going less than smoothly. First, I had to update all the apple software like the Apple updater and iTunes. After a few reboots, I was told that the 2.0 software is ready for me to download. Not so, because the iTunes store went down and for about 30 minutes or so, iTunes did not see the new 2.0 software. I was thinking, “OK, no big deal. Servers are probably overloaded with downloads.”
Eventually, I was able to download the update and upgrade my iPhone. Well, in theory that was supposed to happen. The update backed up my iPhone and reset it to factory defaults. It rebooted and I got the following error:
“We cold not complete your ITunes Store request. A secure network connection could not be established. Make sure SSL 3.0 or TLS 1.0 is enabled in the Internet Options control panel, then try again”.”
As I write this, my iPhone is only good for emergency calls. It’s not my system because SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 is enabled. I checked again and I’m being told the iTunes store is unavailable.
I would like to think that Apple would have been more prepared for this but so far, this upgrade has been far from the “it just works” statements I hear from the Apple fans. But this isn’t unusual in large launches like this. We saw this happen with Firefox as well when they were going for the record for most downloads in a 24 hour period and I should also know better but I really wanted to get this installed ASAP! Been waiting months for this and I had to have it now. Sometimes it hurts to be on the bleeding edge.