Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Dec 2012 22:21 UTC
Apple Patrick Gibson (via Daring Fireball): "My friend and co-worker Tom has a thesis about Apple's biggest problem: Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services." Apt.
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BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

People don't do those things on an iphone? Really? You make it sound like the guy is trying to install Visual Basic or something.

Both of these things are normal tasks that an iphone user might want to do.

Edited 2012-12-07 15:17 UTC

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

He said "This week, I borrowed an unused iPhone 4 from work to upgrade it from iOS 4.2.1 to iOS 6.0.1" and then tells all the horrors he encountered to do that.

First off it's strange a Linux user and apparently non-iOS owner takes the initiative to "borrow" an company iPhone just to upgrade it to the latest version. After all this time no one else had time to do this for unknown reasons.

He then lists a number of things that have nothing to do with upgrading to iOS. The moment a new iOS version is out millions of people start upgrading. I doubt they would if they first had to delete all their text messages, try to rotate the home screen, install Chrome, type capital letters on the keyboard, tether the phone (to what and why?) and all others kinds of dubious stuff.

And yes, it is related to him upgrading it because he ends it with "And that was what I found so far just doing an iOS update".

When iTunes was still needed I just hooked up the iPhone it said a new version was available and I'd hit the upgrade button. Now you can do it OTA (or via iTunes).

So either he doesn't know what he's doing, a troll, insane or all three.

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sisora Member since:
2011-08-26

You're spot on. Going thru his comment its obvious he is a troll.

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leos Member since:
2005-09-21

People don't do those things on an iphone? Really? You make it sound like the guy is trying to install Visual Basic or something.

Both of these things are normal tasks that an iphone user might want to do.


Yes and both of them are dead simple to do.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It's interesting that people that point out the obvious BS get voted down, while the troll and someone who misses the point get voted up.

Trolls travel in packs it seems.

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