After using iOS 12 for a couple of hours, I'm already bored. Anyone else?

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by Goldfrapp, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Goldfrapp, Jun 4, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2018

    Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    I don't know how else to excite myself....

    I already want the next thing.

    I remember when I got iPhone X on launch day, 2 days later, I was already bored.

    Is that a millennial thing?

    Things don't seem to excite me for longer than 48 hours, in some cases, 10 minutes....
  2. Devyn89 macrumors regular


    Jul 21, 2012
    It’s a piece of software, it’s not gonna change your life.
  3. eoblaed macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    An iOS release isn't going to 'wow' anyone for long.

    What it will do is add lots of nifty quality of life features that, periodically, will make you go 'ah, cool'.
  4. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2013
    Only boring people are bored. Just saying... And it's just an OS. I don't recall anyone jumping out of their chair for any versions prior.
  5. Devyn89 macrumors regular


    Jul 21, 2012
    Also, I actually think this is a pretty neat release all things considered. Especially because it’s free. Honestly, group notifications alone make it worth it. I’m into the idea of shortcuts and the screen time app looks interesting, I don’t known how much i’ll Use it, but it’s cool to have.
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    It's not Apple's job to keep you entertained. Once you realize that salient fact, your perspective lens is not as blurry.
  7. MarioPhone96 macrumors member


    Aug 30, 2017
    New York
    Well... iOS 12 doesn’t change much. And to be honest, I’m so happy it’s not. iOS 11 for me has been terrible ever since it was released.
  8. Ortiz83 macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2018
    Feel sorry for your partner.
  9. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    Pretty sad if you need a phone to keep you entertained.
  10. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030


    Dec 12, 2011
    South Carolina, United States
    Not gonna lie; I got bored half way through your OP.
    Also, don’t expect OS releases to blow your mind. It never has and never will. Technology in general progresses fast but not at a rate where you’ll be in awe longer than 13.7 minutes.
  11. 3:16 macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2018
    iOS 12 is only focused for older devices. I’m downloading on my 6S hope it’s speedy than iOS 9
  12. casperes1996 macrumors 68040


    Jan 26, 2014
    Horsens, Denmark
    Remember that one era back when updates every year wasn't guaranteed or even expected, and you could go a few years without seeing a new OS? And you'd just roll happily on with Snow Leopard, loving it, not complaining that no dramatic change had happened? When you start expecting updates every single year, you also need to tone down your expectations of what they can contain.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 4, 2018 ---

    It's probably slower than 9, but certainly faster than 11 on my iPad Air. But it's a Developer Beta 1. Don't get your hopes up for anything yet.
  13. ajiuo macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2011
    I don’t think it’s the purpose of iOS updates is to entertain you.
  14. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    What's with everybody??

    I'm not seeking entertainment

    Being excited and being entertained are two different things

    There's nothing wrong with expecting a new iOS to excite you
  15. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Expecting or hoping?
  16. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    Some hope, others expect

    It's still about being excited
  17. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Some might still be in that mode if it's new for them or they are really really into it, but things have gotten to the point where this kind of stuff is part of basically regular everyday life, and many approach it in that manner.
  18. casperes1996 macrumors 68040


    Jan 26, 2014
    Horsens, Denmark
    What would excite you then? I'm not saying you can't be excited, but I personally do find it exciting to have an update focused on stability, performance and quality of life improvements.
    As I said, with a release schedule that dictates an update every year, it's not as feasible as it once was to have updates with more than 300 cool and big new features or anything.
  19. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    You can’t please everyone. Apple polled millions of iOS users. And overwhelmingly they said top on their list wasn’t an iOS refresh, it wasn’t dark mode. But the ability to customize their own Animoji. You got that. And ppl still are complaining. Sometimes I think we don’t deserve the genius that Tim Cook is...
  20. FeliApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2015
    I might be misunderstanding you, but if you have iOS 9 on a 6s, I wouldn't update... I don't think it will be faster than iOS 9. I hope, mainly for the 5s users's sake, that it actually delivers on its promise to improve performance.
  21. EM2013 macrumors 68000


    Sep 2, 2013
  22. macbookguy macrumors regular


    Dec 28, 2006
    Columbus, Ohio
    Apple checked off most of my gripe list with iOS 12. I’m good with this years release.
  23. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    iOS is an operating system; a framework for other apps to run on.

    It's not supposed to be exciting. It's supposed to run issue free, and make your life easier.

    Maybe you should get out of the beta program. You obviously don't know what you're doing here.
  24. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    It’s going to be a long time until we again get the iPhone OS 2 or 3 feeling again when things were changing so quickly and the App Store was taking off. Closest I’ve felt was when they made big changes to iPad’s iOS last year, which was still small by comparison to the early days. We’ll have to wait until chips are small enough and battery efficient enough and powerful enough to provide 4-8K AR in regular looking glasses with a whole new type of OS before we get that excited again. For now, this is a good update and I am happy enough.
  25. lulla01 macrumors 68020


    Jul 13, 2007

    I share your sentiment.

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