Error 3200: Apple iOS 5 stumbles on launch

Graham Cluley

Apple has launched the much anticipated iOS 5.0 – the new version of its operating system for iPhones and iPads, complete with revolutionary new features such as the iCloud.

It should have been a great moment for the company, and something to put some cheer back in Apple fans’ hearts following the death of founder Steve Jobs last week.

However, things aren’t going as smoothly and catch-free as the notoriously detailed-orientated company would perhaps like.

Many users are finding that their attempts to update their iOS devices to the latest and greatest version of the mobile operating system are floundering, with users faced with error messages such as

“An internal error occurred.” (3200)

during the install process.

Others are seeing messages related to internal errors 3002 or Error 3004.

Whatever the number, the problem has got so big that the phrase “Error 3200” is currently trending on Twitter.

Theories are bouncing around the net…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.

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