“Apple’s newly-released operating system, iOS 5, has been causing problems for some of those trying to download it,” BBC News reports.
“The free software update, which promises 200 new features, has been so popular that Apple’s servers appear to have struggled to keep up with demand,” The Beeb reports. “Many users complained on Apple forums that the download was taking time, with some having to retry many times.”
The Beeb reports, “Technology consultant Jay Freeman said the problem was down to over-demand. ‘To anyone getting ‘An internal error occurred.’ (3200) while installing iOS 5.0, Apple’s servers are swamped, and failing half the requests,’ he tweeted.”
Iain Mackenzie reports for BBC News, “The problems were cleared-up by Thursday morning – presumably because most of the US was asleep.”
“It is a mark of users’ appetite for new features that this happened – global net traffic spiked according to some measures,” Mackenzie reports. “However, Apple will be under pressure to beef-up its systems for future updates, especially as the number of iPhone and iPad owners continues to grow.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “coffee lover” for the heads up.]