“It seems the release of Apple’s feature-packed iOS 9.3 update is not going over well with some users, as a small contingent of iPad owners are complaining of bricked hardware after attempting over-the-air and iTunes upgrades,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.
“An unknown number of iPad owners, specifically those with second-generation models, are having trouble installing and activating the latest iOS version released Monday, according to posts on Apple’s Support Communities forum and readers who reached out to AppleInsider,” Campbell reports. “A few Support pages forum members said they were able to work around the issue by downloading iOS 9.3 through iTunes on a Mac and installing over a hardwired USB connection, but others have attempted the same without success.”
“Another method that proved effective for some is a full restore,” Campbell reports. “It is recommended that users conduct a local or iCloud backup prior to restoring their device as the process erases all user data.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: A not-so-subtle signal that your iPad 2 just turned 5 years old and it’s time to get a new iPad!
Seriously, though Apple is said to be working on the issue and it does not affect all iPad 2 units. Before you try to upgrade your iPad 2 – or any iPad, iPhone, iPod, or Mac – back it up first!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]