There’s nothing like an Apple product or service launch to slow servers, and kill off the internet. Fortunately, the internet remained fine, but, Apple’s servers struggled to cope with demand for the new version of iPhone software released yesterday. Countless iDevice users encountered errors updating the operating system, being greeted with “Error 3200”.
Timing of the error couldn’t be worse either. For many an error halting the update showed up when trying to re-authenticate the device on Apple’s server. Not being able to authorize devices has left many with “bricked” devices. If you’re not one of those, be grateful. Other errors included “3004”, when iTunes couldn’t connect to the update server.
iOS device users weren’t the only ones struggling with new services yesterday. With countless MobileMe subscribers attempting to switch over to iCloud, Apple’s servers again struggle with demand, leaving many unable to switch.
Thankfully, by today demand has greatly reduced and any attempt to update to iOS 5 or switch from MobileMe to iCloud should go through without a problem. If you experience any more issues let us know in the comments section or tweet me: @TiP_Cam