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#16 Barney T.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 15:17

No issues here with my nor my wife's 4S




#17 greenwizard88

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 15:18

My girlfriends' iPhone backed up, partially installed, failed 1/2 way through, and then did it again. It backed up a failed install, installed iOS 7, and then restored from a failed install. She's missing a few apps now, but her phone didn't brick.



#18 ponytail

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 15:21

No issues at all updating an iPhone4.



#19 Denis W.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 16:18

Only time my phone was "bricked" was during the first few hours after iOS 7 when the activation servers were overwhelmed with traffic. Otherwise, no problems on my end.

With DFU restore available it's next to impossible to fully brick an iDevice save for physical damage.

#20 Sikh

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 15:50

She doesn't know anything about phones really so it probably wasn't set up. I guess she probably took the chance that an Apple product would be a bit more robust than that.

Seeing how it walks you through it, it is more robust. Cant expect software to do EVERYTHING for a user, also users would complain a LOT more if software assumed you wanted features on and turned them on.



#21 Javik

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 17:27

Seeing how it walks you through it, it is more robust. Cant expect software to do EVERYTHING for a user, also users would complain a LOT more if software assumed you wanted features on and turned them on.

 

That's not really relevant, software still shouldn't brick a user's device. The fault lies with Apple, not her.

 

Why the hell are they making people activate software upgrades anyway?



#22 Sikh

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 23:24

That's not really relevant, software still shouldn't brick a user's device. The fault lies with Apple, not her.

 

Why the hell are they making people activate software upgrades anyway?

I thought it didnt brick her device if I remember correctly? I thought she lost her contacts?

 

And good question, ask them.



#23 Rayhoo

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:13

 not with my iPhone  or any of my friends





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