If iOS 7 is so buggy...

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Abazigal, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68040

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    Then what was Craig demoing on the stage?

    The images looked really crisp, clear and sharp on screen, yet people seem to be reporting entirely different experiences on their phones. :confused:
     
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    A version designed for the presentation.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    It works fine on my 4S. Some animations are laggy, but that's expected since it's a beta and that they probably had it finely tuned for the 5.
     
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    He was probably demoing a newer, more stable beta.
     
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    It even works great for me, and I'm just on an iPhone 4. It doesn't seem laggy to me really. The animations are slower than on iOS 6 or before, but still fluid.
     
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    Any reason why that wasn't released to the public instead?
     
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    Because it was probably an unfinished Alpha copy or a build specifically for a demo, or it wasn't prepared to be pushed out yet.
     
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    There is a big difference between demoing a few features in front of an audience that you have rehearsed over and over again (and knowing what not to do to avoid a crash or a problem) and actually running the software and using it in the real world.
     
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    Likely to gain more developer feedback. They can' be showing buggy software on the stage either.
     
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    How do game developers preview games that still have 6-10 months left to go?
     
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    It couldn't be an alpha copy because logically it'd be buggier which it didn't appear at all to be.
     
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    I'm not having too many problems at all really.
     
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    It was probably the SAME beta we all have, he was likely using much better hardware... which would make a huge difference. Of course, I'm sure every transition, every app etc was all rehearsed and choreographed as well.
     
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    ...what? How exactly would he be using much better hardware, while holding an iPhone 5 in his hand?
     
  15. macrumors P6

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    Could have been a 5S. ;)
     
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    Highly doubt this. Bugs are bugs and if one is present, it will still show regardless of how good the hardware is. It's likely he was using a newer beta which was more stable and optimized.
     
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    Likely a newer build and/or some custom tweaks for specific demo items.
     
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    Yes exactly. I suppose it could've been beta 2 which it wouldn't surprise me if they had been already working on that prior to beta 1's release.
     
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    And you think it was just an off the shelf phone? If so, you are naive.
    I don't have many bugs... at least, not with the default apps. Most bugs are with other apps.
     
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    THIS. The beta file released and running on people's phones was done in March. I'm sure the one on stage was only a few days old in comparison.
     
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    Really? How do you know it was done in march?
     
  22. macrumors member

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    some possibilities:

    1. he was running stock apps, no third party installed
    2. The demo version of ios7 probably was just a tweaked light built of beta1
    3. He was using an iphone 5 with 5s or 6 internal hardware

    before they do their presentations they make sure everything is good to go and it's going to be smooth
     
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    iOS 7 developer preview 1 is actually fairly stable for the most part (aside from missing functionalities), but there are two features that will often bring it to its knee:

    1. Background App Refresh: This feature will suck battery like crazy and frequently causes iOS to complete lock up. I strongly recommend turning it off.

    2. Multitasking tray: Tinkering with it will eventually cause iOS to reboot. Don't use it.
     
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    Movie magic. It was all a video that he just tapped on the phone to make you think it was live
     
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    haruhiko

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    It may be a special build but it's not a video.
     

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