In Which My iPad Tries to Give Me an Ulcer

iOS 5. I’ve been looking forward to it since it was announced. A major upgrade for my precious precious iPad. And now it’s here. And what did the update do?

It wiped my iPad clean. Completely gone. Everything I had on the thing. All my apps. (I had a lot of apps.) My music. My movies. My notes. All I can think of is this:

Just switch out the turkey with my iPad, me with the dad, and Apple with the dogs, and you’ve got my feelings toward Apple right now, summed up perfectly.

“The heavenly aroma still hung in the house. But it was gone, all gone! No turkey! No turkey sandwiches! No turkey salad! No turkey gravy! Turkey Hash! Turkey a la King! Or gallons of turkey soup! Gone, ALL GONE!”

Thankfully, I backed up my journal, so that’s not gone. And my music and movies are all on my computer, so I can get that back. And my apps (all those apps) are all redownloadable. But we’re talking gigs and gigs o’ apps. That’s a lot of download time. Thank goodness I work at a place with a really fast internet connection.

So forgive me if I don’t have a good review of iOS 5 just yet. I’m sure it’s the bee’s knees, but I sort of kind of have to get my iPad in order before I can really evaluate it.


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