Can a device get bricked if there is an error in the update process or if it doesn't complete on the first try? I'm doing my iPod Touch first. I'm not going to chance my iPad until the users lighten up a bit on the servers.
Loving iOS 5 overall. It is so smooth. I feel like I have a new phone, and I only got this iPhone 4 in June (new unit swap at an Apple store) and set it up as new then, so there are definitely some speed improvements in the OS.
Twitter integration is awesome, looks great, and it works well.
iMessage is cool - a friend has an iPhone 4 on wifi-only right now and he's "texting" me via iMessage. Nice "..." to indicate the other person is typing.
The notifications are just awesome. So smooth, and so useful. Love having the weather and stocks as well as my calendar events. This is what iOS should have been from the beginning!
iCloud is a big mess. I have been able to sign into my regular Apple ID which I use for purchases and that syncing works - I downloaded the Airport Utility and Find My Friends apps on my iPhone and they downloaded to my Snow Leopard MBP and my Lion iMac right away.
But iCloud itself is a no go. I cannot seem to move my MobileMe account over to it. I'm getting the same error many others are getting (image below). It's very sad that the service that Steve Jobs freaked out over (MobileMe) is having major issues during its transition to iCloud. Lots of unhappy people. And they also didn't solve the multiple accounts thing at all. I am trying to move my MobileMe account to iCloud since it's the one I use for e-mail, calendars, bookmarks, gallery, etc., but I need to keep my Apple ID (a gmail acct) because that's what I've used for all of my purchases!
for imessaging, unleash the coolness by going into settings - general - keyboard and look at shortcut! you can create acronyms for often used expressions. ie.
omw - on my way!
wt - what time will you be home? (for my wife so i can prep supper for her)