Apple released iOS 4 to the masses yesterday after months of testing by Apple iOS developers. The majority of problems being reported seem to stem from iPhone 3G upgrades or iTunes. We'll go over a few of the most common problems encountered and make a few suggestions about how to get around them.
In a move that will surely delight AT&T customers that are still recovering from this morning's data cap announcements, there are speculations Verizon Wireless has begun testing iPads on its own mobile network.
It’s the classic “good news, bad news” scenario: iPhone users are about to get cheaper data plans and tethering (finally!), but AT&T is making good on their long-threatened plans to cap your data usage.
When I reviewed the Wi-Fi iPad for our June cover story (4.5 out of 5 stars), it was a little tricky coming up with bona fide complaints about it--call me fangirl all you want, but I was smitten, as was the rest of the Mac|Life staff. With the iPad Wi-Fi+3G, my rose-colored glasses are covered with smudgy fingerprints of regret. After two days of failed 3G account activation and a good 90 minutes of phone calls (first with AT&T, who passed me to Apple, who told me to talk to AT&T, who transferred me to Apple, who transferred me back to AT&T), the 3G iPad’s luster was fading--fast. I even considered returning it. And that’s saying a lot for someone who loves the iPad as much as I do.
The big weekend has come and gone: Apple’s new iPad is officially here, and the early reports from buyers and the press alike seems to be universally positive. That is, unless you’re one of the unlucky ones who decide to opt for the 3G-equipped model -- your wait has only just begun.