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DMG35

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Reading in the beta testers forum it just seems to be complain after complaint about what a mess iOS15 is. Features wise I think its a complete bust, but this seems to go beyond that where Apple has messed with core elements of things like Safari that has people really upset. This is the first time I’ve never loaded a beta on my phone due to the mainly negative talk in the forums here.

Are most people pretty satisfied with it or is this OS just not very good this year?
 

adrianlondon

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People aren't upset, they're mainly posting for post count and because each beta (up until the last one) moved stuff around in Safari. "I liked it better in the previous beta!" "I prefer it in this beta!" "I want to move it where I want!" "iOS 14 was better!" etc etc.

iOS 15 doesn't have any major UI changes over iOS 14 so there's little to hate, apart from some small Safari tweaks if you care about that stuff.
 

Ethrem

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I like Safari’s new address bar configuration but I’m not impressed with the rest of iOS 15. It’s a pretty boring update when put up against the UI revamp of Android 12 and there are all kinds of bugs that I’m not confident will be resolved before release which tells me iOS 16 is going to be a maintenance year. I’m kind of over iOS stagnation to be honest and now that Apple seems totally happy to put backdoors on their devices, I’m close to jumping the fence back to Android.
 
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I don't have it on my phone yet, but it's good on my iPad. It works, I like the design changes, and new features, and nothing is broken in my usage flow. That's enough for me.
 

ediks

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Reading in the beta testers forum it just seems to be complain after complaint about what a mess iOS15 is. Features wise I think its a complete bust, but this seems to go beyond that where Apple has messed with core elements of things like Safari that has people really upset. This is the first time I’ve never loaded a beta on my phone due to the mainly negative talk in the forums here.

Are most people pretty satisfied with it or is this OS just not very good this year?
you can literally use the old ios 14 style in safari, my only issue is that on iPadOS 15 there is a lot of wasted space in portrait and no today view on the side
 

achappy

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Every year it's the same. This the worse iOS version ever, no major changes, this is a point release. But yet there are numerous upgrades throughout the OS that make it better. Just because you may not care about them (like me and the FaceTime upgrades) doesn't mean they are small.

I've been on iOS15 since the PB on an iPhone 12 Max and two iPad Pros and it's been really stable (first time in a Beta I've yet to report a bug). Maps updates alone was worth it for me. But then all of the other improvements like Photos, Notifications, etc have made it a very good update and worth having.
 

Channan

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I didn’t like how Safari was initially, but I haven’t used iOS 15 on an iPhone yet so I can’t really comment on how it was, but I do like how it is now.

On the iPad, my only issue is the Home Screen. I haven’t tried out the newest beta yet (it’s downloading now) to see if it’s changed again, but so far the Home Screen has been a downgrade for me. Initially, we lost a whole row of apps in landscape, and apps went into a 4x6 grid in portrait, which was awful. Recently we got the extra row back in landscape, but the layout changes to 5 columns in portrait so apps don’t stay in the same position relative to other apps. It’s not a major issue but I still prefer how it used to be by far.

Other than that, I really like iOS/iPadOS 15
 

PsykX

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I always had a problem with Safari up until Beta 6. It's all fixed now.

iOS 15 will be a good release, good stability, etc. but I feel like it lacks novelty.
 
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Jayson A

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iOS 15 is the devil. It literally scans my entire phone for illegal content and then automatically notifies the police even if I don't use iCloud.

iOS 15 can go to hell as far as I'm concerned. There's no more privacy and Apple has been lying right to our face the entire time.

I'm burning my Mac as we spea
 

KittyKatta

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Reading in the beta testers forum it just seems to be complain after complaint about what a mess iOS15 is. Features wise I think its a complete bust, but this seems to go beyond that where Apple has messed with core elements of things like Safari that has people really upset. This is the first time I’ve never loaded a beta on my phone due to the mainly negative talk in the forums here.
It’s a beta so any comments now are valid and constructive (including the CSAM stuff that took over this forum…). And so far, the “negativity” has been positive in that Apple is actually listening and has made adjustments to things like 6x5 iPad icons and “Classic Safari” back.

That said… Yes, the iOS15 features seem to be a bust. Nothing was introduced to close to get the outdated software in parity with the overpowered hardware and the more interesting features are being held back. Its a shame but thats been the state of Apple for years. So overall the beta runs fine but its not a big update.
 
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katbel

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"iOS 15 Mail has a feature to obscure your IP address when loading remote images… and Apple offers to load them automatically with the obscured IP. How many people will have no idea what this is really about and choose to load images automatically? While the IP is obscured, the mere act of loading images confirms your email address is valid, that the messages are read, and indicates when they are read. So much for privacy."
Can you still choose to not load remote images or now it has been changed just with this B@#****?
 

Kylo83

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worst update ever, im not sick of the iPhone ui, it hasn't changed since 2013, apple just doesn't have a good team anymore, android now looks better, widgets should be interactive, there's nothing new with iOS 15 apart from useless features
 

CMoore515

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Been running since beta 2. I personally love it.

No novelties yet as SharePlay has been delayed, likely til .1, but that's the norm for Apple. Universal Control will be nice, and I don't think it'll be turned on until the RC but that's fine.

Overall I'm happy.

"iOS 15 Mail has a feature to obscure your IP address when loading remote images… and Apple offers to load them automatically with the obscured IP. How many people will have no idea what this is really about and choose to load images automatically? While the IP is obscured, the mere act of loading images confirms your email address is valid, that the messages are read, and indicates when they are read. So much for privacy."
Can you still choose to not load remote images or now it has been changed just with this B@#****?

Have you reported the feedback?


iOS 15 is the devil. It literally scans my entire phone for illegal content and then automatically notifies the police even if I don't use iCloud.

Factually incorrect.
 
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nintendoswitch

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Yes, I love iOS 15 so far. Had it since the day they announced it. Safari is much better and focus is really great. i just don’t understand why people boo hoo over it
 
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DaPizzaMan

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Focus and Siri improvements are all I care about off the top of my head.

Oh, and FaceTime is actually looking pretty promising now.
 

jimac

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One great new feature, especially for writers, in iOS 15 is "On Device Dictation", which macOS has long had but which has never been available on iOS or iPadOS. This also eliminates the 60-second dictation limit on iPads, iPhones and iPod touches. Better yet, it eliminates sending data to Apple's servers, greatly enhancing the users' privacy, also very important to professional writers. But Apple's recent revelation that Apple can scan everything on any users' Apple devices or on iCloud, at the behest of any government, killed that advantage. Apple's "What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone", parodying the famous Las Vegas slogan, no longer applies.
 

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A small add-on. Considering that Apple’s modern A-class processors are so powerful, why cannot we still have two apps side by side in a split-screen mode? At least in a 50/50 mode, with upper half of the screen occupied by one app and the bottom half - by another? Imagine, for example, having Safari & YouTube open side by side, or Notes & Calendar. Would be great, IMO, and should be quite doable by now.
 
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