What the #iOS5 Release Teaches Us

Like many of you, I spent the last couple of hours of my day yesterday trying to update my iPhone and iPad to the latest software.

I tried multiple times to update, but each time I ran into an error.
I knew the problem.
I knew that I was having problems because many other people were doing the same thing I was doing and it was more than apple could handle at one time.

But I kept trying anyway.

Could I have quit for the day and tried in a day or two with more success?

Sure.

But I wanted the latest apple software immediately!

Why?

Because Apple has created a product and a culture that consistently provides excellence and superiority.

I was willing to keep trying and wasting my time doing something that I knew would be easier later because I couldn’t wait to get my hands on what Apple had just released.

If we create consistently excellent experiences and consistently excellent lives, other people will want something we have.

Excellence creates a need for more.

Whether you’re a parent, a pastor, a friend, a student, a Christian…

Be excellent, consistently.

Make people want what you have!

If you own an i device, how long did it take you to update to iOS5?

26 Comments

      1. Oh boy! It’s going to be a process that I’ll have to come back to later. First I have to update iTunes and I’m having trouble with that. Oy. Thanks for the warning on the time consumption! :)

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          1. Oh my! After spending 40 minutes downloading, installing and updating iTunes and restarting my computer, I finally got my iPhone connected and updating. It’s expected to take 3 hours, Jonathan! I don’t even have that much stuff on there! Guess I’ll attempt the iPad tomorrow. *sigh*

  1. It’s so important for us to move forward in excellence. I can’t stand it when I see Christians who will just do enough to get by in any situation. To me, that dishonors God.

    As for downloading iOS5 – it took awhile! I had to reboot my computer and phone, and even switched to doing my iPad first because I needed my phone. In the end, it got all updated. I love it!

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  2. Confession: I woke up early to update my devices and they both failed twice before I gave up. Tried for an hour during lunch at work. Finally got it to work after the kids went to bed.

    Great perspective and drawing a lesson from all our frustration.

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  3. I can confidently say that I was not one of the thousands downloading the update at the same time, making your download slower… lol

    Great lesson for all to learn!

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  4. Anastasia Porter

    It’s expected to take 3 hours, Jonathan! In the end, it got all updated. Eventually had to do restore in my iphone.

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