After a week, iOS 8 GM

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Zimmy68, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    After a week of putting iOS8 through its paces (at least how I use my devices) on my 5s and iPad Air, my quick review...


    This was the first iOS version since 4 that I didn't bother with any betas.
    There just wasn't a must have feature that I couldn't wait for a stable release.

    I have to say the os has been rock solid. Almost all my apps run the same way as they did in ios7.
    I think last year, that percentage was more like 70%.

    Speed in both the iPad and iPhone has been acceptable, no noticeable lag.

    On the downside, battery life seems to have taken a major hit for me on the iPhone, I think the new notifications are the culprit.

    Really, the only major thing I notice is changes to iMessage, which I love, but its not a game changer.
    Little things, like the ability to swipe down to answer a text don't seem to work well for me, they seem to disappear before I can access it.

    I haven't noticed any changes/streamlines to Siri or Maps. Maybe they are in there, I just haven't seen them.

    Now, my favorite potential feature, the 3rd party keyboards, isn't available yet so maybe that will sway me.

    I own about 7 "i" devices and last year, when released, I was racing to install iOS7 on all of them, this year, I won't touch them until necessary.
  2. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Most of the improvements that iOS8 brings, are still yet to come when apps are able to publish using new API.

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