iPads And The Never Ending Update Cycle

iPads are fun. I’ve spent the last two days updating two dozen of them to replace the student’s broken ones. Of course, after accidentally (ok, it was on purpose) updating iTunes and the apps on my sync station MacBooks, I discovered that most of our key apps now won’t install on a 4.3.5 iOS device, complaining instead about needing iOS 5. So rather than a quick app sync, I’m actually updating the iOS, restoring from backup, syncing apps and renaming each iPad individually. Again.

I should just move my office into the iPad room. Oh, wait. I’m leaving. Maybe I’ll recommend that to my replacement but then he might like walking back and forth across campus a dozen times a day.