iOS 5 ready for "prime time"?

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I'm still running Lion, should I defer upgrading to iOS 5 on my iPhone until I upgrade from Snow Leopard to Lion?

Or maybe there are other reasons, one should wait on iOS 5?

Or perhaps ...... in the experts' opinions both are "mature" beasts and one can upgrade with no more or less than the normal hiccups?

Thanks for any tips.
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normharris3

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Posted 4 years ago

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Joe Kissell, Minister of Text

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No need to put off upgrading to iOS 5, BUT you should definitely put off migrating from MobileMe to iCloud until all your devices can handle it.
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normharris3

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Thanks Joe.

Not sure if I understand what you mean by "all your devices can handle it."

Do you mean that if I were to upgrade my iPhone to iOS 5 as you suggest I would then be able to use iCloud but I shouldn't until I upgrade my Mac from Snow Leopard to Lion?

Can I run Lion and iOS 5 and continue to use MobileMe until iCloud finishes the current "shakedown cruise."

Appreciate the help,

Norm
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Glenn Fleishman, Employee

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Hi, Norm,

The original iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS, as well as the first two generations of iPod touch cannot be upgraded to iOS 5.

Joe's been telling us (and I agree having not taken his advice fully) that unless all your iOS devices can run iOS 5 and are upgraded, and all your Macs using Lion, switching to iCloud is a bad idea. I'm currently experiencing that, as my Mac Pro, my main work machine, rejected a Lion upgrade (Apple is baffled, even), and thus I'm in a mixed network with iCloud, and that's been difficult.

You can use MobileMe with iOS 5 and Lion until June 30, 2012!
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Quick correction so others don't get confused - the iPhone 3GS is compatible with iOS 5.
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Glenn Fleishman, Employee

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Yes, sorry about that. Get Satisfaction doesn't appear to let me edit the post. The 3G can only be upgraded to iOS 4.2; the 3GS is fully capable of an iOS 5 upgrade.
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normharris3

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Understand.

Thanks very much.
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normharris3

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I recently read claims by several posters (on Apple Discussions I believe) that iOS 5 "bricked" their iPhone 4.

Any possibility of that?

Or any other issues in upgrading our two iPhone 4s to iOS 5? Don't want my wife saying that her in-house tech support failed her.... again. ;)

Thanks.
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Adam C. Engst, Publisher

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There's always a possibility, but it's definitely not something we're hearing about. I wouldn't worry about it.
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normharris3

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Adam:

Thanks much.

I'll follow your advice.

And Linda will call you if iOS 5 gives her any problems. ;) ;)

Appreciate,

Norm
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Isn't iOS 5 compatible with an iPhone 3GS?
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Glenn Fleishman, Employee

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It is. I put the 3GS in there mistakenly, sorry, and Get Satisfaction doesn't let me edit the post.
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Adam C. Engst, Publisher

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Yes, it is - Glenn misspoke. The first and second-generation iPod touch, and the original iPhone and iPhone 3G are the models that cannot be upgraded to iOS 5.