So I went to upgrade my iPhone 3G to the new iOS4. My experience with Apple upgrades have always been pretty smooth sailing. This one was to prove to be the exception. But still it wasn’t all that difficult. Just a bit nerve-wracking.
And waited. And waited. And waited. I took note of the small print that says “which may take an hour or longer to complete.” I waited some more. Practicing my Zen, I saw this as an opportunity to practice patience.
Four and half hours later it is still upgrading. The backup was excruciatingly slow, and it had to actually to a restore during the upgrade process. At one point, it had to do a firmware update (that took about 45 minutes) and then after the backup, the restore, the firmware upgrade, only then could it go back and reinstall the applications.
Whew! Surely that’s the last step, right?
Not a chance sunshine. The we need to reload all the music and videos. Then it’s time to reactivate the sim card and update the music library.
Which is where I now sit. Five plus hours.
Yet, it is all part of the process. There are two silver lining here. The first is there was no cost for this upgrade (unlike some of Apple’s pervious offerings.)
The second is I should be getting my new iPhone tomorrow.