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Struggles with iOS 8 upgrades, traffic surges mimic DDoS attacks

Users upgrading devices to iOS 8 are struggling with long waits - while networks are being flooded by traffic

Michael Hatamoto | Sep 20, 2014 at 01:51 pm CDT (0 mins, 42 secs reading time)

Apple users are frustrated with difficulty in upgrading to iOS 8, as download times are painfully long. To make matters worse, some networks are being slammed by so much traffic, it's almost like they are under distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

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Networking company Procera Networks found one CIS mobile network that saw its network traffic jump an incredible 4000 percent than normal - an astronomical traffic amount for non-video applications.

Everything from Apple's iPhone models to its smartwatch were criticized - but anytime there is a new iOS release, Apple fans quickly flock to download the latest operating system. However, after just a few days, adoption for iOS 8 has been slower than that of iOS 6 or iOS 7, according to analysts. The iOS 8 upgrade requires 5.8GB of storage space, forcing some users to delete photos, videos, and other data to free up space to upgrade.

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An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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