Ok, So I’ve been back for a week actually!
Back from where you say?
I just took a few weeks off on a family holiday (or vacation) as my US friends would like to call it. I had good intentions of doing some research and some work related stuff whilst on holiday, but other than the daily emails and escalated help desk calls, I pretty much ignored what I had intended to do.
Although I did get chance to play extensively with my new iPhone 6 plus for the first few days of the holiday.
Why just the first few days?
Well I was one of the chumps who jumped onto the iOS 8.0.1 update the second it came out. I’d been struggling with patchy internet access since arriving but managed to download the 8.0.1 update as soon as it appeared.
Yes, following the update, my iPhone 6 Plus was without cellular connection or TouchID.
Pretty devastating as I’d come to rely on 3G for the bulk of my internet access whilst abroad. If only I’d waited another 10 minutes and looked at the explosion of tweets on Twitter advising to steer clear of 8.0.1.
I went to bed confident that 8.0.2 would be available in the morning.
It wasn’t but luckily I had my iPhone5s with me and SIMs were swapped.
There was a fix to 8.0.1 but that involved downloading a Restore image and restoring the iPhone 6 Plus. At over 2GB, that wasn’t going to happen whilst I was away.
It in fact took a couple of days before 8.0.2 was released.
SIMs swapped back and installed the update.
Still no Cellular or TouchID.
SIMs swapped back and back to my trusty iPhone 5s.
It took me another few days to find a location with fast enough internet access to download the restore image and get the iPhone 6 plus working again.
It was a real wake up call to realise just how much we take fast internet for granted.
Anyhow, I was able to use the iPhone 6 Plus for the rest of the holiday.
I’m really loving the new larger iPhone, so much so that it is impacting on how much I use my iPad now – but that’s fodder for another blog post.
Hopefully, I’ll get back into regular blogging from next week – excited to see what Apple has in store for us on the 16th.
I bet you the streaming will be faultless!