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2 reasons to snub iOS 5 download on release date

A lot of you will be rushing to install iOS 5.0 on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad tomorrow, but in this article we will raise two good reasons to give it a miss on its release date and instead wait.

Obviously we all know how great iOS 5 will be, the features it will bring and the new lease of life it will give the iPhone 3GS, but if you look back to past iOS releases there are many reasons why you should wait.


Firstly and most importantly you should wait a day or so because of the time you will waste getting the update, no-doubt you will load up iTunes, connect your iDevice and then keep on clicking the “Check for Update” button, this is despite the fact that no launch time has been give just yet. Also once iOS 5 goes live the servers will be under huge demand, so your download will be much slower than it will be in 24 hours or so later. If you wait an extra day for the update you will probably save yourself plenty of wasted hours, in fact we presume some of you have iTunes loaded up and your iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad linked up already (you know who your are!).

Potential Problems

Previous iOS releases have not always been perfect, so why not let everyone else test out the new OS before you commit? This way if there are known issues with iOS 5 and the the device you’re are looking to update, you won’t find out the hard way. We almost always hear reports of updates bricking devices, so why not wait a few days to see if reports of problems show up, you never know Apple might rush out iOS 5.0.1 to fix some bugs.

It is so easy to give in to temptation, but let’s face it, you have lived your entire life without iOS 5, so what’s an extra day or so going to matter?

We recommend waiting, but we doubt you will, if you are one of those who decided to wait leave us a comment below.

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