Re: iPhone 5 + iOS 8.0.1/2 = no cell service :(

Subject: Re: iPhone 5 + iOS 8.0.1/2 = no cell service :(
From: Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>
To: "shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com" <shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:37:57 -0500

That's why they call early adopters being on the 'bleeding edge'.


> On Oct 23, 2014, at 15:43, Shawn <shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com> wrote:
>
> I've known fellow writers who were always too eager to immediately update
> their all-important production tools and as a consequence, run into
> significant documentation issues that caused embarrassing delays. Adobe
> (including Frame) used to be particularly bad with releasing problematic
> updates... xMetal was one of the worst (when owned by Corel).
>
> Best bit of advice I can share (learned when I was an Systems
> Administrator) is never ever be among the first to upgrade, if you wish to
> avoid pain.
>
> Actually, I also learned my lesson during the iOS 5 update fiasco.
>
> For iOS 8.x, I patently waited until two days after the release of iOS 8.1
> (always wait for that significant revision). :) BTW, iOS 8.1 (on my iPhone
> 5) is working very well. Absolutely no issues...well, except for the very
> minor occasional UI 'choppiness'.
>
> With applications like Madcap Flare, because I can keep a working copy of
> the older release, I usually upgrade within a week (if no one has reported
> any troubles).
>
> Best regards,
> Shawn
>
> On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 6:50 AM, Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
> wrote:
>
>> No cell service? Did you backup to your computer prior to doing the
>>> upgrade? If so, you could restore from backup. Otherwise I'd recommend
>>> bringing it into an Apple Store to have them look at it. It doesn't cost
>>> anything for them to look at it. And they will be able to tell what's wrong.
>>
>> Nope; no backup. I find iTunes to be among the most unintuitive, most
>> difficult programs to navigate. I regularly question why I can't seem to
>> get the hang of it. Perhaps too many years with DOS, Intel-based systems,
>> Windows, and the like? So I waited a week after the update came out and
>> nobody I knew had problems, so I updated to iOS 8.0.1. And things were fine
>> for the first week! But then all of a sudden I had No Service. So I
>> upgraded to 8.0.2, but that didn't fix it. So then I googled the issue and
>> tried some of the easier solutions (reset network, turn airplane mode
>> off/on, something else I think), but nothing's helping.
>>
>> So it's off to the Genius Bar. And I maintain that they're not really
>> geniuses, just people who understand the Apple world as well as I can deal
>> with the Windows world. And I'm outraged at Apple for foisting this on us.
>> What a ridiculous thing: update a phone and then you can't use the phone!
>>
>> </rant>
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iPhone 5 + iOS 8.0.1/2 = no cell service :(: From: monique.semp (EarthLink)
Re: iPhone 5 + iOS 8.0.1/2 = no cell service :(: From: Monique Semp
Re: iPhone 5 + iOS 8.0.1/2 = no cell service :(: From: Shawn

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