9.2.1 vs 9.3 beta 2

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  1. atlchamp macrumors 6502a

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    What do you guys think about the 2? which one should I be running on my iPhone 6s?
    Thank you!
     
  2. Art0fLife macrumors member

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    As a general rule you should never run a beta on your main device. So if you use your 6s everyday, and depend on it... The honest answer is 9.2.1. Betas are known to be unstable, cause battery issues, break from version to version (for example you may have no issues at all on beta 2, while beta 3 may cause your battery to drain in 4 hours and several apps to break). Sometimes problems with third party apps come up. Developers will not address them until 9.3 final comes out. So, if it's a spare device and you can afford to play with it/risk losing data or having to restore abruptly, by all means install the beta. If you depend on your phone for work, are not capable of installing a stable release on a whim, are not open to apps randomly not working with the beta, etc... the correct answer is 9.2.1.

    That being said, I'm on the latest public beta and it's fine. Brilliant, actually. But that's happened in the past, and the next beta release broke things and caused all kinds of problems. You just never know.
     
  3. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    I am running beta 2 on my main device, and it's eons better than iOS 9.2.1, with the exception that the carrier update it has broke cellular connectivity for some applications (don't worry, this is just a T-Mobile issue in the states).

    That should be fixed pretty soon though.

    So if you don't have T-Mobile, upgrade with confidence. 9.3 PB 2 is sooooo much faster.
     
  4. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    OpenGL games run crappy in the latest beta though
     
  5. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    And bluetooth is sketchy on some smart devices like Garmin Fenix 3
     
  6. atlchamp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys. Looks like 9.3 is the way to go with the exception of a few kinks that are too major
     
  7. Armen macrumors 604

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    I love how a public BETA release of iOS which beta testers are to report issues on and test with has become an "alternate" iOS to install on a brand new phone.
     
  8. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    That is because Apple encourages tech savvy people to install a beta and test it for them.

    You seriously need a short vacation to cool down your anger. All your replies are full of it or have a deep sarcastic tone to them.
     
  9. Zirel Suspended

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    Yes, tech savvy. Which most people aren't, despite thinking they are.
     
  10. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    Then it's their problem.

    If one thinks they are know it all, they should be ready to help people in this forum again and again. It would also be wise not to comment if they do not want to help or just tired of helping.

    But hurling insults or sarcastic comments just because someone installed beta causes the entire macrumors forums experience to go down. People will not come here because they will not feel welcome.

    Hope you know how Neogaf lost huge chunk of XBox crowd due to such negativity.
     
  11. Gryfter macrumors 6502

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    Shouldn't the reason be PS4 is dominating the XBone and possibly past XBOX owners have jumped ship and thus, less of the XBOX crowd you mentioned?
     
  12. atlchamp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  13. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure you understand the definition of "public beta" then. As people said, they want people to install it and play with it on their phones, hence the reason you have a little bug reporting app. That being said, you run the risk of having to deal with the bugs. To be fair, this is the first time I have run into one that has been annoying to me (bluetooth).
     
  14. Zirel Suspended

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    Considering you are asking, the latest stable version: 9.2.1
     
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    I can understand his frustration in reading this forum ...

    Do you think the experience on a forum full of serial complainers is any better?

    I agree: a beta isn't an alternative OS for new devices
     
  16. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    Read OP's 1st post again. He is merely asking question and NOT COMPLAINING.
     
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    He's a good candidate to start doing that :D
     
  18. atlchamp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  19. Armen macrumors 604

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    I know exactly what a Public Beta is. Some people here who have installed the beta are looking for any version of iOS that will improve their battery life or be less sluggish in the UI and probably have not touched the bug report app.
     
  20. daflake, Feb 4, 2016
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    That is not really what it is just for, there is a to more to it than that.

    I have been running public beta on my device since it started and I have only reported one bug. Am I not worthy to be using public beta in your eyes? Whether or not a person reports a bug or not doesn't mean that they should or should be playing with it. It is there for public consumption and there is no mandate to report anything but you do accept the risk that something could break. The idea is to hope that people will use it and help with some reporting, but to be fair, a lot of that is fleshed out in the dev beta. As I said, it is a risk and there is no support if something breaks, but for an IT guy like me, it is fun to get a glimpse and use the new features. It broke the connection to my Garmin this round... I'm not complaining, it is what it is and will be fixed eventually but banging on a person because they want to try it is kind of silly to be honest. How many people jailbreak and or root their devices and tinker much deeper than a beta will allow?

    Now I do agree that a person not familiar with how to get out of it shouldn't really be installing it, that being said, people like me don't mind helping out if they need to roll back.
     
  21. atlchamp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I asked this because I want fast and reliable. Idc if it's a beta. I just want something that's gonna be the best overall.
     
  22. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Then you answered your own question. Beta simply is not for you, stick with the production releases. Public beta is for people who like to tinker and it may not be totally reliable (like the bluetooth issue I mentioned)
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems like a fitting answer has already been provided earlier:
     
  24. Armen macrumors 604

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    I'm not singling you out man. I'm just saying this whole new attitude that a beta release is a choice other than what a brand new phone shipped with would have been unheard of a few years ago where the world beta scared people off.

    It still doesn't change the fact that some people really do install the beta version for the wrong reasons. In a post above OP even says himself that he doesn't care if it's a beta as long as it runs fast.

    Like yourself I'm techie and install betas just to see what kind of changes were made to UI, what options were added. I don't flick the control center up and down to see if there is lag.
     

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