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Dima470
Jun 11, 2012, 05:15 PM
How is it? Usable? Wondering to download or not.



steveza
Jun 11, 2012, 05:18 PM
The official advice is not to use the beta on your "real" devices but it seems that nobody follows that from the posts on this forum. That said, it seems useable to me although not if you need reliable maps ... that part is definitely still in development. The app store is a bit buggy too but nothing serious.

Maclver
Jun 11, 2012, 05:19 PM
Would be nice if my phone and ipad would activate!

isoft7
Jun 11, 2012, 05:23 PM
Would be nice if my phone and ipad would activate!

Are you really Kesha? :eek:

Maclver
Jun 11, 2012, 05:23 PM
Are you really Kesha? :eek:

I could be lol

isoft7
Jun 11, 2012, 05:44 PM
I could be lol

If you are I want your autograph. <3<3<3

Maclver
Jun 11, 2012, 08:10 PM
If you are I want your autograph. <3<3<3

Im not! But atleast my phone is activated!

joshlee
Jun 11, 2012, 10:22 PM
I can not get the search function to work in maps. it crashes everytime i touch the search bar. has anyone else had better luck? I can use siri to search though which seems weird

Toby Ziegler
Jun 12, 2012, 01:21 AM
It seems my WiFi only 3rd generation iPad doesn't like WiFi. There's some irony for you I suppose. I reset my router, disabled security, reset network settings on the iPad, restored as new...nothing worked.

Seems I won't be on the beta boat this time around since without WiFi, my iPad is pretty much useless for anything I need.

Vundu
Jun 12, 2012, 02:00 AM
Maps crashes when I try and search for anything 100% of the time.

Music stops playing and forgets my position when I exit the music app 50% of the time.

Like in the first iOS 5 beta I have the US app store even though I am in the UK.

No other issues so far.

jeffzoom91
Jun 12, 2012, 02:17 AM
I've experienced a few crashes so far, but some of them were related to the fact that I was pulling massive amounts of data for the restore, so I let them slide.

All in all it's pretty stable, but still obviously beta software. Beta means beta. I don't understand why people assume this is the release version. It was specifically beta'ed for the EXACT PURPOSE of finding bugs. Everytime it crashes, Apple learns something they didn't know before.


With that said, I've noticed a little weirdness with iTunes Match and music, sometimes it signs me out whenever I log into my iTunes/iCloud account with the other AppleID. My iCloud Email and AppleID are different (however interchangeable in everything). Weirdly though, iTunes Match does a MUCH better job of actually working in iOS6 than it did in iOS5. Apart from being signed out twice, which wasn't a big deal, I haven't been able to trip it up.


Seriously though, there are new features EVERYWHERE, and most of them aren't publicized.

Read the release notes over at the Dev center. Cool stuff they fixed/added.

meget
Jun 12, 2012, 02:43 AM
I find this BETA slow. Also I can see that some application is using the location service, and what a surprise guess GPS will drain my battery coz i have Setting time zone turned on to location. wow.

Maps dont have the turn by turn voice yet, no route recalculation, so its pointless at this stage to be honest. No 3d view for my country.

I did download it and will continue testing but it seems more raw than ios 5.

esposimi
Jun 12, 2012, 10:27 AM
Searching in Maps crashes every time. Running on 4th gen iPod touch 32GB

nfl46
Jun 12, 2012, 10:41 AM
It's pretty good with minimal crashes. I put it on my primary device...been using maps, new text features, Siri today...so far so good. A few minor problems here and there.

PaulNY
Jun 12, 2012, 10:44 AM
I find the performance to be pretty good..only thing that lags sometimes is typing in the messages app..

I noticed a weird bug that my brightness on my 4S seems to drop back down to zero unexpectedly (auto brightness is off)

other than that, its been running pretty smooth on my new iPad and 4S

NacSquared
Jun 12, 2012, 10:44 AM
My maps app also crashes when trying to search. Oh well, there's a reason it's called a beta.

GoGa
Jun 12, 2012, 11:17 AM
Almost everything runs very well for me. The new iTunes and App Store are very buggy for me, it keeps showing me the US store instead or the UK (other than that the store updates are really good, much nicer to use and looks tonnes better.)

Falk3n
Jun 14, 2012, 02:04 AM
Almost everything runs very well for me. The new iTunes and App Store are very buggy for me, it keeps showing me the US store instead or the UK (other than that the store updates are really good, much nicer to use and looks tonnes better.)



Agree also i noticed that theres a bug in screen brightness settings..
too dark at restart and hurtful in 100 %
Maps is awesome too

mattdo93
Jun 14, 2012, 02:44 AM
Everything runs pretty well EXCEPT for the Music and App Store. Those 2 are slowww

Futhark
Jun 16, 2012, 07:09 PM
Almost everything runs very well for me. The new iTunes and App Store are very buggy for me, it keeps showing me the US store instead or the UK (other than that the store updates are really good, much nicer to use and looks tonnes better.)

Did you ever get this resolved? I did on my iPad but nothing I try on my iPhone 4S gets me to the UK store.

gmanist1000
Jun 16, 2012, 08:37 PM
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How is it? Usable? Wondering to download or not



There is a thread with over 200 responses about the bugs and flaws of iOS 6 so far. If you want to check it out, follow the link...


http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1384604

Tyler23
Jun 16, 2012, 09:01 PM
Very usable. A few little bugs here and there, but nothing that hinders daily performance. Very smooth so far, and I can only assume it will get even better with each beta release, but from the gate it's quite polished.

macbook pro i5
Jun 16, 2012, 10:38 PM
Its fine,rarely you have safari crashing but thats expected with beta software.

Roofy.
Jun 16, 2012, 11:49 PM
It runs great. Ive had a few crashes here and there but nothing like I was expecting.

Its actually much faster and more responsive than iOS 5 other than the few crashes. Im very happy with it.

kiwiboi87
Jun 17, 2012, 12:04 AM
running well here,
only one app crashes on me. but not all the time,

maps is a bit of a issue, still needs work.

but for a first beta, not too bad.

Dima470
Jun 17, 2012, 12:45 PM
It seems my WiFi only 3rd generation iPad doesn't like WiFi. There's some irony for you I suppose. I reset my router, disabled security, reset network settings on the iPad, restored as new...nothing worked.

Seems I won't be on the beta boat this time around since without WiFi, my iPad is pretty much useless for anything I need.

My wifi runs fine on my new iPad. I even restored from backup without issues.

Altimax98
Jun 17, 2012, 12:49 PM
It's more stable then the Windows 8 Developer Preview lol.....


I've really only had a few issues. Safari rarely cashes, but it remembers my tabs so it's fine, I can't type addresses in the maps, and sometimes a reinstall for a app is needed after restoring from a iTunes backup.

Otherwise I'm thrilled with it. Very stable and I love Siri.

For those of us who have Router issues, go and check if WMM is enabled on your router. It is required In order for the Wi-Fi iPad 3 to work. Make sure it is on. It's a glitch that should block you from being able to use most wifi hotspots and tethering, so it kinda sucks. But hopefully beta2 will be better.