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Topic # 152175 18-Sep-2014 13:50
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Hi All, just a heads up that with the release of ios8 we will no doubt see various parts of the global internet run hot, this update is 900MB+ (ios7 was 700MB I believe from memory), so you can imagine the global load on networks even when caching is being used...this will likely affect traffic levels over the next 24-48hrs...




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  Reply # 1131434 18-Sep-2014 14:03
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Fair point... I'm watching the links we're serving it across and there's currently _STACKS_ of capacity spare... If someone wanted to be sure they got it as quick as possible, grab it now, before the evening rush!

Cheers - N

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  Reply # 1131438 18-Sep-2014 14:05
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Mobile networks in Ponsonby must be getting thrashed. tongue-out

 

 




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1131450 18-Sep-2014 14:21
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Surely we can't fathom the consequences of owners delaying obtaining the update.. the world might explode

Y2K all over again!

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  Reply # 1131467 18-Sep-2014 14:38
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Who would download over mobile though, it would cost a bucketload on most plans. People are better to download over wifi. Mine downloaded and installed over wifi and it was complete in about 60 minutes.

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  Reply # 1131512 18-Sep-2014 15:14
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There is a story on NZ Herald

"iOS 8 requires at least 5.7GB of free space to be installed on most iPhone and iPad models, according to the Global News. Previous iOS updates only needed about 1GB of free space."


That can't be right ??????

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  Reply # 1131517 18-Sep-2014 15:18
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Yep. 5.7G on my phone. Will wait and use itunes.





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  Reply # 1131519 18-Sep-2014 15:19
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sDew: There is a story on NZ Herald

"iOS 8 requires at least 5.7GB of free space to be installed on most iPhone and iPad models, according to the Global News. Previous iOS updates only needed about 1GB of free space."


That can't be right ??????


My iPhone 4S said 4.7GB of space required.




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  Reply # 1131526 18-Sep-2014 15:25
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So I don't need that much space if I do it through itunes?
Wife will freak out if I ask her to clear that much space off her 16gb mini

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  Reply # 1131529 18-Sep-2014 15:28
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sDew: So I don't need that much space if I do it through itunes?
Wife will freak out if I ask her to clear that much space off her 16gb mini


My understanding is no.  The space is needed to action the update, just working space.  If you use iTunes the computer does most of that instead.




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  Reply # 1131531 18-Sep-2014 15:32
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I had to restore from iTunes because my phone was jailbroken. I'm trying to restore my iCloud backup onto my 5s now, it says 6 hours remaining. In the past this has taken 20mins. I can't even get into the phone while it's restoring...

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  Reply # 1131533 18-Sep-2014 15:34
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FireEngine: Hi All, just a heads up that with the release of ios8 we will no doubt see various parts of the global internet run hot, this update is 900MB+ (ios7 was 700MB I believe from memory), so you can imagine the global load on networks even when caching is being used...this will likely affect traffic levels over the next 24-48hrs...


How much of that is down to Akamai/Apple servers etc being overloaded,  vs stuff within your control?


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  Reply # 1131534 18-Sep-2014 15:36
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scuwp: Yep. 5.7G on my phone. Will wait and use itunes.



This is why I abandoned my attempt at OTA update this morning...

Will do via iTunes this evening and see how we go.






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  Reply # 1131535 18-Sep-2014 15:37
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Although it needs about 5GB of free space to install, once installed you will have a lot of free diskspace left, about 4GB. This is one reason I wouldn't buy a 16GB iphone 6, as you first have to delete stuff to do an ios update which isn't good.

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  Reply # 1131539 18-Sep-2014 15:42
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Problem:  IOS 8 requires 1.1GB to be downloaded over wifi only.  Spark free wifi offers 1GB per day...


I *Could* use my home broadband connection but since its a work phone - no.

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  Reply # 1131540 18-Sep-2014 15:44
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16gb is getting really frustrating now 32gb should be the minimum.
Spread the word, don't get a 16gb ipad, iphone or ipod

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