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An Apple success (in my book) with the iPhone and iTunes

Today my iPhone took a crap.  I am not real sure what the issue was but all I know is it went to a white screen and I could not do anything about it.

I was hoping that simply plugging it into the PC would solve the issue, but it did not.  Because I did not know what to do and I did not want to screw around with it I figured I would do a reset to factory.  I was completely prepared to lose all my data as it was mostly just apps and emails (hey, it is a phone after all) and I was pretty sure my contacts would be restored.

What I was surprised to see what that after a restore via iTunes all my prior apps, contacts and music/data were put back.  What really shocked me was that all my settings for each app were put back as well.

I have to say that in my book this was a success.  Apple did something right here.  Nice job Jobs'

Till next time,


Posted 12-23-2008 8:07 PM by Derik Whittaker
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Lee wrote re: An Apple success (in my book) with the iPhone and iTunes
on 12-24-2008 6:50 AM

I experienced the same thing.  It was actually on my Ipod Touch where I had the" white screen of death".  Unfortunately, I did do a restore via iTunes, but to no avail.

Decided to take it back to the apple store and they too tried restoring it.  Eventually they gave up and just gave me a new one - excellent!

rams wrote re: An Apple success (in my book) with the iPhone and iTunes
on 12-24-2008 10:00 AM

Thanks for sharing this. Gives me more confidence to put "stuff" on my iPhone.

Dave Schinkel wrote re: An Apple success (in my book) with the iPhone and iTunes
on 12-24-2008 10:18 AM

The IPhone is a huge success....BUT, Apple should stop with the commercials about Vista not being perfect or the Windows OS when the IPhone OS has had many major problems with crashes and the ITunes application sucks balls with usability as you can't transfer from PCs and sync the same content easily...which has always been a lousy Usability issue and lack thereof with ITunes.

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