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  • adamdavid80 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is actualy quite brilliant.

     

    Succinct, smart, and senible.

     

    My compliments!

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (17,305 points)

    Thank you.  Much of the discussion here relates to "a failure to communicate..."

  • Richatom Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Modular747 - to add to your list, upgrades should never be forced onto a phone. Many people outside of Europe and USA, including myself here in Nigeria do not have access to flat-rate broadband, and must use PAYG for data access. The OS7 upgrade was about 1.2GB and automatically downloaded itself onto both my iphone and iPad and so burnt half of my monthly data budget without ever asking me. That corporate thuggery by apple has convinced me to get Android devices in the future - I just have no trust that apple will not spring another huge download on me without permission.

  • Phoal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Weird. Ik have to go in Options (or something like that) and to Software Update and then it checks for new updates.

    Perhaps you checked auto-update somewhere ?

  • 70SuperNova Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Android has it's problems.

    Depending on the carrier and the handset, you may not even get updates.

    At least Apple does give us updates whether we want them or not.

     

    I owned an HTC Hero that sat for a year until I had to manually load the update to version 2.1.  It wouldn't even install it automatically.  At one point the Sprint message boards were full of complaints about HTC not releasing the updates. 

     

    In lieu of getting version 6.0.3 back on my 4s model IPhone, I've personally given up. 

     

    I think Apple should just take the "HIGH ROAD" and let 4S owners downgrade, at least.

     

    Hopefully somebody will find away to flash a version 6 IOS back on the A5's. 

  • Richatom Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Yes, I'm hanging onto my iDevices for the moment in the fading hope that Apple might be forced to allow downgrade back to OS6 (I think there is somebody in California with a law-suit against them).

     

    The more I use OS7, the more I hate it. It is just so inconsistent - different styled keyboards pop up with seemingly no logic, the apps are inconsistent in their style, the new apps are ugly and glaring, they have removed functionality (eg Reminders is now useless, features removed from Agenda, Places view removed from Photo App), the inbuilt apps no longer have family resemblance to apps on my Macbook, the Notes app in particular is staggeringly poorly designed compared to its excellent predecessor, and I could go on...

     

    The whole OS just seems to have been ruined so that some graphic designer wonks can justify their salaries.

     

    I am still feeling really very angry with Apple for the thuggish manner in which they have forced this upgrade onto my devices and refuse to allow a downgrade.

  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,890 points)

    Richatom wrote:

     

    I am still feeling really very angry with Apple for the thuggish manner in which they have forced this upgrade onto my devices and refuse to allow a downgrade.

     

    How was it "thuggish" of Apple to ask you if you wanted to upgrade and wait for you to select yes or no?

  • SPQR42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Richatom wrote:

     

    Yes, I'm hanging onto my iDevices for the moment in the fading hope that Apple might be forced to allow downgrade back to OS6 (I think there is somebody in California with a law-suit against them).

     

    The more I use OS7, the more I hate it. It is just so inconsistent - different styled keyboards pop up with seemingly no logic, the apps are inconsistent in their style, the new apps are ugly and glaring, they have removed functionality (eg Reminders is now useless, features removed from Agenda, Places view removed from Photo App), the inbuilt apps no longer have family resemblance to apps on my Macbook, the Notes app in particular is staggeringly poorly designed compared to its excellent predecessor, and I could go on...

     

    The whole OS just seems to have been ruined so that some graphic designer wonks can justify their salaries.

     

    I am still feeling really very angry with Apple for the thuggish manner in which they have forced this upgrade onto my devices and refuse to allow a downgrade.

    I think in time the next big update to OS X for the macbook will be inline with the ios 7 mess or as I call it ios Hello kitty   . I have always been a Apple fan but now I'm looking to the competition as Apple will not budge on reverting back to ios 6  and really  there is not  much difference in the OS for other mobile phones the all have that same flat look that  iOS 7 has copied .

    Most people might be happy with iOS 7 and that's great but there is a sizable minorty of people who are very unhappy with iOS 7 and not been given an option on such a big change . I use to love notes and reminders but I cant even look at the mess that is iOS 7.

  • Mark1965 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    did you sell all your mac stuff yet?? i would be willing to buy it!!

  • hot_spur Level 4 Level 4 (1,535 points)

    You mean, has he put his money where his mouth is? Doubtful.

  • TJBUSMC1973 Level 5 Level 5 (7,310 points)

    flibbertygibbet wrote:

     

     

    Does it say anwhere (either in the T&C or in a changleog) that updating your device to iOS7 will also require the use of a specific version of iTunes, and that this version of iTunes is not compatible with certain older hardware?

     

     

    iOS 7 does not require you to use iTunes.  You can update your iOS, download Apps & Media, create backups, etc., all without ever connecting your iPhone to a computer.

  • Maithri Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    First, I'd like to offer my sincere thanks (and condolences) to all those early-adopter iOS7 users who sacrificed their perfectly good user experience on iOS 6 to install iOS7 and give us advance warning of the horror show that is iOS7. I'm in the fortunate position of having a 32Gb iPhone 4s on iOS 6 and a new 16Gb iPhone 5S on iOS7 waiting to be used. Both are work phones, so no cost to me.

     

    Having to use the iPhone 5S with its hateful iOS 7 is simply too depressing to contemplate.  I've tried colleagues' iPhone 5s and almost everything is harder to read, quickly.  The new calendar (iOS7) is so dreadful (overly thin type, lack of contrast etc), it really makes you wonder what sort of user testing was done prior to release.

     

    So, what to do? Just go over to Android for decent, legible type, despite not being overly impressed with Android OS?

     

    The users I really sympathise with are those who upgraded to iOS 7 on iPhones paid for with their own, hard-earned cash.

  • tonefox Level 6 Level 6 (8,835 points)

    Your sympathies are appreciated. Unfortunately I, though having just bought an unlocked 64GB iPhone 5S for rather more than my first annual salary, have no more problem (technical or designwise) than I had running it on the old iPhone 4.

     

    Opinions on any OS are subjective. The rest of the world does not necessarily share your views .

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (44,435 points)

    Maithri wrote:

     

    First, I'd like to offer my sincere thanks (and condolences) to all those early-adopter iOS7 users who sacrificed their perfectly good user experience on iOS 6 to install iOS7 and give us advance warning of the horror show that is iOS7.

    I'd have to say I like my iPhone 5 and iPad 3 even better with iOS 7.

  • surfandsnow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    iOS6 did not ask to download. It downloaded 1.2GB in the background and then - only then - asked if I wanted to install it.