Sporadic connection problems connecting to the iTunes software update server!
As reported by MacRumours this afternoon, several users of the iTunes iSO service have been experiencing connection problems throughout the day. This has lead to another bout of the contagious iOS update syndrome; will it be sooner rather than later? Guilty as charged... see more in my previous blog.
The sporadic nature of the servers only suggests that Apple haven't configured their load balancing correctly. If they were working on the servers today, there should be no need to affect the current service with the resources they have available. I can only hope the iSO 4.2 update will perform more reliably when released!
If you have experienced any problems accessing the iOS software updater, please let us know here or comment on this blog.