Apple a Fail Whale on iPhone 3.0 delivery

June 18th, 2009 - 12:28 am ICT by John Le Fevre  

iPhone 3.0 If your neighborhood geek or office Apple fanboy or girl is showing signs of stress or paranoia today don’t be too surprised. After making lots of hoopla at the World Wide Developers conference that the iPhone 3.0 software update would be available today, Apple became a giant FAIL WHALE when it failed to deliver.

As a separate group of geeks, fanboys and girls spent their night tracking a UPS flight from Hong Kong to Anchorage in hopeful expectation of receiving their new iPhone 3GS’s earlier than scheduled, Apple quietly snuck a message onto its Singapore website announcing the software wasn’t ready to ship.

The amended availability date message has since been replicated on other local Apple website, including Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and New Zealand, as well as finally on the corporate Apple site.

The new software is waited in eager anticipation by Apple aficionado’s as finally their status symbol “iblingphones” will leap from providing some stone age features to what users of other smartphones such as Blackberries, and Nokia to name but two, have enjoyed for a long time plus more.

Amongst the added new features are: Spotlight, Apples desktop searching system; a landscape orientated keyboard, the ability to copy-and-paste text, MMS (without having to jailbreak your phone, voice recordings, A2DP stereo audio streaming, peer-to-peer connections via Bluetooth (but no Bluetooth file sharing)

The 250Mbyte Apple iPhone OS 3.0 Software Update is the biggest update yet for the Apple iPhone 3G and first-generation Apple iPhone, of which an estimated 21 million have been sold to date.

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