- 06-21-2010, 01:30 AM #26
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- 06-21-2010, 02:02 AM #28iPhone Nanite
- 4 Posts
I guess arguments can be made on both sides.
If you announce a release time (or hour range) then you almost guarantee those first hours possibly overloading your servers. However, at least they can prepare for that, right?
On the other hand, if you don't announce a release time, you risk infuriating (but most likely not alienating) your customer base, right? Also, by announcing it in advance (at 4:00 AM EDT, for example) you might have a huge hit right away, but that would almost guarantee that the normal "peak" hour traffic would be mitigated, right?
I dunno. I'm an impatient child. I've a busy day tomorrow, won't be near a computer and I just *want it now*!
- 06-21-2010, 02:41 AM #29
The downloads are hosted on "the cloud." I believe Apple uses Akami. So there is plenty of bandwidth to handle the sudden demand of downloads....all at once.
Apple hasn't announced when because they're going to remain consistent. They never announce when and don't want to set a precedent otherwise.
- 06-21-2010, 02:49 AM #30
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- 06-21-2010, 11:41 AM #32iPhone Intermediate
- 147 Posts
It sucks having to wait all day here in the UK. Last time I updated there was a server overload so it would make more sense to release the upgrade st different times according to which country you live in. Given I've got a 3G the update isn't that major for me it just gives me something to play with until I (hopefully) get a new iPhone on Thursday.
- 06-21-2010, 12:00 PM #33
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- 06-22-2010, 08:52 AM #41iPhone Intermediate
- 147 Posts
I downloaded the update but my 3G was stuck at the backup stage so I haven't been able to upgrade. Going by the Apple discussion forums, I'm not the only one with this problem. Hoping to get an iPhone 4 on Thursday so I'm not too bothered especially as the 3G doesn't get all the really cool features.
- 06-22-2010, 09:07 AM #42
- 06-22-2010, 01:21 PM #43