As noticed by BusinessInsider, Apple’s release of iOS 7 today is causing havoc for the networks of several college campuses and other schools where a large number of iOS device users are attempting to download the new OS. Some schools, including Ohio University, is even urging students to delay upgrading to iOS 7 as the network experiences network problems due to the high amount of traffic.
Others having WiFi issues today include New York University, Michigan University, and Western Connecticut State University. Those three schools haven’t confirmed iOS 7 is the cause of network outages today, but students on Twitter have noted that iOS 7 is likely the culprit…
We’ve learned that Apple has has communicated to retail stores and AppleCare that it is aware of the activation servers failing following today’s release of iOS 7.
Many other schools and large companies seem to be experiencing the same problem:
Dear Saint John's students. Stop trying to get iOS 7. You are all fucking up the network.—
R. Lee (@That_LeeKid) September 18, 2013
Lmao the school network is down cause everyone is downloading iOS 7—
daisy (@Dayy_see) September 18, 2013
Okay, I finished my homework, and I'm really hungry, but I don't want to leave the school's wifi network until iOS 7 finishes downloading.—
Dion (@butdiontho) September 18, 2013
the fact that the network at Bell is down because everyone is downloading iOS 7 is just wow 😂—
carmeeen (@lely_1) September 18, 2013