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iOS 7 download causes server problems

The iOS 7 download has gone live and along with it a few problems it seems. We have had reports of server errors and messages stating iTunes is unable to check for update, so we thought a quick look at our iPhone 5 and 4S was in order to see if the server problems are still there when trying to update to iOS 7.

Apple made the iOS 7 download live around one hour ago as we predicted and it is normal to get server issues considering the amount of iPhone users around the world trying to update all at once.

The problem is that these server problems are still happening over an hour after the iOS 7 download went live. We just tried to get the update onto our iPhone 5 and received this message, “There was a problem downloading the software for the iPhone. An unknown error occurred (9006)”.

You are then recommended to check your network settings and also to see if your home network is active, or to try later if everything is fine. We chose the latter option, and this is thanks to it being obvious Apple is having server problems while millions try to download iOS 7.

Have you experienced server problems when trying to download iOS 7, or did your update go smoothly? If you did receive an error, did you have a similar Apple error number to us?

We will keep trying, although some people might find it better to try when everything calms down a little. If your iOS 7 download went without any problems, then we would love to know what part of the world you are in, so share a comment below. Our errors came from both London in the UK and NY, USA. How about you?

Update: One of our readers said that the update has slowed to around 5 hours remaining on a 64Mbps connection, another said “2 Hours remaining on a 250Mbps connection”. The demand has really slowed down the download time.

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