updated 09:55 am EDT, Thu June 18, 2009
iPhone 3.0 download slow
Some iPhone users have reported considerable difficulties downloading the new iPhone 3.0 firmware, following its release on Wednesday. MacNN has received reader accounts of activation servers being unavailable; some have complained that the update process can take upwards of two-and-a-half hours to complete. Delays are believed to be attributable to user overload.
Accounts continue to indicate that Apple is influencing the shipping times for the iPhone 3GS. Instead of being delivered as soon as possible, shipments are now being marked with a note stating that "The receiver has requested a hold for a future delivery date." Phones are thus likely to arrive only in time for the official launch, on Friday.
Apple has delayed the delivery of new products in the past. In one example, the company shipped products such as iLife and iWork ahead of the intended launch date, at which point some customers were asked to surrender the products back to UPS. The products were then redelivered on the official release date.