This morning, I found that I'd lost all my WiFi connectivity with iOS 7 for my iPod touch. Thinking that perhaps I'd changed a setting, I looked online for a solution. It turns out that I'm not alone, and that this is a fairly common (and big) problem.
Given that the main selling point of All Things Apple is how easy it is (not to mention that they never have problems...), I suspect any fix that includes the phrase, "spend a couple minutes with your phone and router" causes a great deal of angst in the user base.
The problem is worse than that, though. In online discussions, this fix doesn't seem to be working for many. And while there are other proposed fixes, they are mostly uncertain, and temporary, with people saying that the problem keeps coming back. More odd, though, are what some of those suggestions are -- one suggestion even involves putting the device in the freezer! If this had been Windows, just imagine the scathing ridicule. (Imagine the TV ad with the freezer...)
But that's nothing. Tosh, a mere pittance of worses. Take a look at this suggestion, which I have seen on many websites, even with reports of it working -- albeit...yes, only temporarily.
Put the device in the freezer! The fricking freezer.
By the way, it gets even worse. In previous versions of iOS, users could revert to an older version of the operating system. But with iOS 7, Apple has blocked them from being possible.
If this issue -- and series of solutions -- had been with Windows, sit back for a moment and just imagine the scathing public outcry and ridicule. (And now that you've done that, imagine the Apple TV ad that has the freezer...)
I wish I had an answer that resolves this for you. Then again, I wish I had an answer that resolves this for me. Updates as they occur...
Sometimes, it turns out an Apple does fall far from the tree. Very far.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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