I spent a big chunk of last night playing around in the iTunes store, looking around at the new applications that were going to be available with today’s “iPhone 2.0” software update. Given that little this week has taken me away from reading my cheesetastic teen vampire novels — only work, baseball, and tonight’s planned outing to the jazz in the NGA sculpture garden so far — I was surprised that perusing the apps captured so much of my attention.
So, imagine my disappointment with the news that Apple’s servers haven’t been able to keep up with the demand for either the new 3G iPhone activations or the 2.0 upgrade. Then, take that and multiply it by the biggest number you can think of, because I became aware of this problem when I was midway through the update and could go no further. This has left me with an entirely non-functioning phone — or brick, as it’s known amongst the Apple-people.
I’ve been trying pretty regularly all day to keep refreshing iTunes, in the hopes of getting a connection to the activation server, but am still having no luck. So, it looks like I could be spending a second weekend in a row sans-phone. I don’t know if I can take it.
ETA: I had no more than hit “publish” on this post when, at long last, my phone sprang to life on the desk in front of me. Had I realized that writing a blog post would have the same effect as going to the restroom while waiting for a restaurant to bring my dinner, I’d have done this hours ago. It’s now restored and syncing, so all appears to be well (knock on wood).