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Member Since: Jul 22, 2010
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i've been experiencing slow software updates for my applications. my most recent experience with this is issue, which is occurring as i type, is the itunes 10 update. i've been updating for about 30 minutes, and according to my machine I have about 23 hours to go. it's pretty ridiculous...

i experienced a similar issue with the latest iphone update (ios 4.1). it gave me a 30+ hour estimate for the update to finish. i kept stopping and restarting the update until it finally began downloading at "normal" speeds (completing in about 30 minutes).

my internet connection doesn't seem to be the problem. it just seems my updates either take off like they should or take forever like they shouldn't. i've even experienced downloading software updates for two different apps simultaneously with one completing at blazing speeds and the other putting along with a several hour completion window.

any suggestions? anyone else having this issue? i'm new to the mac world, so it would be greatly appreciated if advice or information is broken down into layman's terms. ha!

thanks in advance.

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Opening ITunes 10 took ages for me (the first time) as it was doing something to my whole music library!! Also sync-ing is taking forever.
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Originally Posted by Edo123 View Post
any suggestions? anyone else having this issue?
If you have tested your internet speeds and it's not your internet then my guess would be that's it's Apple's servers that are slow. Apple just released iTunes 10 and probably everyone is trying to download it at the same time as you so that is going to put a strain on the server speeds.

Try doing the updates late at night or at some other time when other people aren't doing it too. If you are constantly having this slow problem a week from now then you might have some other issue.
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