As promised Apple released the exciting IOS 5 update yesterday.
Like millions of other iPhone and iPad users I downloaded my updates within milliseconds of it being made available.
Just 6 hours later I had achieved my updates, but not before I had experienced the dreaded Error 3200 many times. Helpfully Apple give you a link to a web page which “tells” you what the error codes mean (did not include error 3200 though) and how to recover.
The key was a Twitter message which suggested that the error code was “too much traffic” so we should therefore continue to add to the traffic by trying again, and again, and again – until you got a positive result.
At one point I was the proud owner of an iPhone 3GS Brick, which I fortunately managed to restore eventually.
What I did discover is that there are 2 phases to the upgrade and you have to mate your iMachine with iTunes a second time to transfer the data and applications. Hence some Tweets which complained that “applications no longer work”.
One messy thing was that I had to sort of re-register my iTunes account to get iTunes working again.
But this morning all is fine.