Monday, September 23, 2013

#$&@#! You, Apple

also known as “What It’s Like to Update Your Apple Products”

[Linking up with yeahwrite!]

So my iphone updated last week to iOs 7. It’s not a huge deal, though I had no idea it was coming. 



But I realized that it takes up kind of a lot of room, and the free space on my iphone was getting pretty low.

  
Note: camera roll vs photo stream is incredibly confusing. Fuck whoever invented it.


So I got on my macbook to sync it with this mysterious cloud.





Ok, that wasn’t quite it. But I had to spend $20 to upgrade my macbook. I vaguely remembered something about an upgrade when it first came out, but spending $20 on something unnecessary at the time? Pssssshaw! 

Anyway, I bit the bullet and downloaded it.





An hour later, it finished downloading.



Finally, it rebooted and I had my latest operating system up.





So I upgraded my iPhoto and restarted my computer again.



Then I did something called “losing it”



So, I let my iphoto finish updating all my photos, and finally – FINALLY – got my iphone photos synced/backed up with icloud and iphoto.


But at least that’s done. Until apple comes out with another system upgrade.


If anyway needs  me, I’ll be mourning the loss of my weekend.

36 comments:

  1. Here's the fatal flaw in your process: you weren't drinking. That time would have passed in a blink if you were drunker.

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  2. I feel your pain. Two reasons I wish I was rich.
    1. Buy a new car every 2 years so I never have to change the tires or worry about shit like hoses and shocks and belts - oh my (sorry, my gay side just kicked in.)
    2. Pay someone to do all my computer stuff and then show me how to work it.

    Your post had me laughing out loud...again!

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  3. Don't mind me. I'm just sitting here on my Windows PC while simultaneously screwing around on my Android phone, laughing at your misfortune.

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  4. You just summarized all my confusion and concerns herein. Glad to know I'm not alone. And yes, indeed --- Fuck Apple. But in a, "I can't quit them, either" kind of way.

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  5. Okay, I don't want to drive you to drink (oh wait... you're doing that anyway...and that's a good thing... brace yourself, Honey), but I spend my Saturday at the Apple store speaking to a "Genius" as my HS daughter purchased her first MacBook Air. I told her I was (like you) overdue for a OS update... I was on Snow Cat, or something like that... an animal with claws. She showed me how to purchase the $19.99 update, but then paused and said... (BRACE YOURSELF), "But, I really wouldn't encourage you to do that right now, because we have a new OS system coming out in about 2 months. It'll be called Mavericks. We're moving from Cat Names to Water Names." She saved me $19.99.
    GAH!! Sorry!!
    But, I will say... Apple is still a heck of a lot better than a PC for those of us who are simpletons in the computer world.

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  6. There's nothing worse than wasting a day like this. You've made a fun way of depicting it.

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  7. I don't understand the cloud. I'm old. It's a miracle I can use a computer at all. When I have problems, my favorite things to say are "motherfuckingsonofabitch" and "shitpisscuntfuck." Either one of those makes me feel better every time.

    Love,
    Janie

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  8. I heard from a few people that it took hours to update. Mine took 16 minutes. *evil laughter*

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  9. This is really funny. I left iPhone a week before the new stuff was released and in not regretting it one bit!

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  10. This makes me feel all kinds of hurty brain- I'm so glad I'm on android x

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  11. I just upgraded to ios7 today on my iphone, and although it's pretty, I'm with you...why do they have to keep changing everything??

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  12. We do not allow Apple products in this house for that very reason. Well, and also Apple is more Big Brother than Microsoft ever dreamed. But mainly for the upgrade crap.

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  13. Oh man I just wrote a post (in my drafts) about some problems I'm having with the new version. Apparently my fingers no longer work on my phone :(

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  14. I haven't yet tried to figure out the cloud. I get messages on my iPad all the time about not having enough space, but I don't know what the space is for or how to increase it (not that I want to). I love my old Mac, but it is getting too old to update, so there are more and more things I can't do on it :(

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  15. I laughed out loud. And then hugged my PC.

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  16. WORD! That effing cloud is a mystery like the deep sea scrolls or something. Dammit. And Apple is the Bermuda effing Triangle. But I can't quit it either. I might as well tatoo an apple to my forehead. But I do feel your pain, it's exhausting and this was LOL funny!

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  17. I don't have any Apples but my wife and daughters do. This is exactly how they describe it.

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  18. I usually like to thow down a "Younknow what ELSE PC users can do that Mac users can't...." joke but that sounds effing painful.

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  19. It took me two days to figure out how to remove the effing 4-digit number phone locking nightmare I didn't mean to activate in the first place. So I feel your iPain. The litany of animal operating systems culminating in Orangutan cracked me up completely.

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  20. I am an IT Director, so not only do I get to experience the personal pain of the IOS update, but also I get to hear it from hundreds who for some reason think that I was personally involved in coding it.....I feel your pain. I know your pain.

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  21. I am so inept at such things that I cant even commiserate because I just give up...sorry for your loss (of the weekend.)

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  22. ahh i'm so glad my computer geek of a husband insists on staying away from apple products and anything starting with an I-.

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  23. That's how I feel when I get on the computer...

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  24. I don't get the whole cloud thing either, and I don't even own an ipod. Yet, my droid phone asked me to synch all my photos today! I'm so confused!

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  25. I am soooo hesitant to do the upgrade for your reasons plus my friend's aren't crazy about it. I want one of them to figure it all out hen show me. Screw that iCloud! I can't figure it out either.

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  26. WAIT - this was my weekend. EXACTLY. The cloud is just too nebulous. And I'm pretty techie. But this....Plus, did you notice how skinny and unreadable the damn letters are? And the contrast is down? It's like they wanted older people to suffer. Or they are all teenagers with perfect eyes...

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  27. I simply can't deal with this. I still have the iphone 4. I really can't deal.

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  28. I regret going to 7 after just a few days. That darn red dot on the updates logo was driving me crazy. Now I can't get away from it. This post is PERFECT.

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  29. Haha, I hadthe same drama with itunes which is now in the icloud. And my outdated iphone4 has a shattered screen and a huge chunk missing, showing computer chip guts (anyone cover their iphone in green duct tape? It is all the rage....) so sadly I will soon join the wtf apple battle with a new iphone. Sigh.

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  30. Hilarious and true...so true! I love your graphics too!

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  31. I'm just so damn relieved I'm not the only one who doesn't get what the fuck the cloud is. Seriously.
    Hilarious post! I've had those days...oh, have I ever. And I love LOVE your drawings.

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  32. mmhmm, oh yes. Yes and yes. And I hate the fucking cloud and have no idea why I'm supposed to use it ...and as for updating things? It makes me anxious. REALLY anxious. For all of the reasons you've established here. Fucking apple, indeed. And yet? I LOVE MY IPHONE. so there you are. Addicted.

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  33. I'm so happy I'm not the only one. &$(# apple & the stupid icloud. I have been trying to figure this out for months. Literal Months. Then I updated and now I'm even more confused, and I lost everything because I don't even really get itunes. Your post was so needed right now because I just can't quit apple either

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