On your marks…… Get set…… Hang on until later…….

Today sees the release of IOS7 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod devices.

Now with all the hype thats been going on at times reaching frenzied levels, it’s almost like a second coming of somebody important.

Now call me old fashioned, or even call me a boring old fart, but I honestly can’t see why the trend these days is to have a big presentation to launch something. I mean contrary to what some of these companies would have us believe these are not life changing events.

But you watch there will be millions of people all over the globe, crouched over their device awaiting the update to become available, and as soon as it is they will want to update. Then the servers will do an electronic version of saying “Blimey!!!!” and then struggle to keep up with the demand. Twitter and Facebook will be full of tales of woe of slow downloads, problems both real and imagined. Apple will be vilified for the problems and the anti Apple geeks will be dancing for joy round their Windows and Android devices, wailing and chanting praise to the unknown God of the Internet.

In the UK it’s expected that the updates will be available from about 6pm onwards, that’s 10am Pacific time, and after the Apple bods have had their first Caffeine fix of the day and put the electronic world to rights round the water coolers and urinals.

My advice for what it’s worth is to hang on a day or so until the mad rush has died down and any problems with the process have been found and hopefully sorted.

Come tomorrow the electronic press will be full of tales of problems, possible broken machines and the possible news that because of perceived problems Apple is on it’s way down the crapper, this perceived event has been reported more times than a curry has made a trip down the said crapper in a diarrhoea clinic. This of course won’t happen and come a week or so’s time most people will have upgraded and be wondering what the fuss was all about.

So settle back and wait for the electronic scrum to start…. Get the booze and the popcorn in and visit your favourite computer news site. It could be a long morning, afternoon or night depending on where in the world you are.