Free Will.If you're still on iOS6, what's stopping you upgrading to iOS7?
Not at all. (Although they try)Will apple eventually force people to upgrade?
I have 3 out of 4 iOS devices in my household still on iOS 6 and I'm shameless and unapologetic about that.
Are they not doing that already? They practically coerce iOS 6 users to update their devices by downloading the update in the background and reserving 1GB or more of their valuable space. Same is true with the requirement of iOS 7 for most of Apple's apps, even though it is technically not (always) required (e.g. the 12 days app).Will apple eventually force people to upgrade?
I'm on ios 7 and I'm thinking about selling my iphone 5 and buying another iphone 5 to get ios 6 back.
Why on EARTH are you avoiding Mavericks?Free Will.
Not at all. (Although they try)
As long as when they say IOS11 got this MUST HAVE feature! or this super-duper game everybody wants to play only available on IOS13, and YOU IGNORE THEM.
Just the other day I find out iBooks only works on OSX9 and am happily running OSX8, so I said goodbye iBooks, hello Kindle Reader on OSX8. Choice is beautiful.
iOS 7 is not worse than iOS 6. Not technically, in any way, shape, or form.Sorry, I am a relatively new iphone user and don't know much about IOS etc. I have Iphone 4S, which I have updated to IOS 6.1.3. Of course updating to IOS version 7.0.4 has become available a few months now and I am considering it.
Do you all agree that IOS 6 is better than IOS7 and that I shouldn't update? Especially having in mind my Iphone 4s but also in case I upgrade to Iphone 5, why and how IOS 7.0.4 is worse than all IOS 6 versions? What are its practical cons and downfalls???
iOS 7 is the same old iOS, but with a low-end trendy UI insteed of a high-end UI. It certainly isn't a huge technical leap.iOS 7 is not worse than iOS 6. Not technically, in any way, shape, or form.
iOS 7 is structurally almost the same as iOS 6 and doesn't require any user training.In fact I would absolutely recommend that you upgrade to iOS 7 as SOON AS POSSIBLE if you're a new iPhone user, because you should get used to its appearance and functionality. iOS will never revert to its pre-iOS 7 looks.
I don't hate iOS 7 because of some "resistant, obnoxious people" on the forums. I hated it right after seeing it during the WWDC live stream and hate it even more after trying to use it.Apple knows what they're doing, and don't let the resistant, obnoxious people on this forum prevent you from updating.
In my experience, this is not the case with iOS 7. It seems to have got mixed reception on forums, but in real life I have yet to see a SINGLE user who likes it.The people who dislike something always wail the loudest, and people just don't like change.
iOS 6's look is about as "dated" as haute cuisine or Beethoven's music.iOS 6 looked dated. It doesn't even matter if you liked how it looked, it looked dated. As much as people may think it doesn't matter, it absolutely does, and Apple is looking toward the future.
I don't remember the original iPad getting such remarks. It is a very innovative and somewhat underappreciated product.I don't know if you recall the launch of the iPad, but every post on this website complained about how it was just a big iPod touch.
I don't remember anyone hating on early OS X's look. It wasn't perfect, but at least it didn't feel like Windows 2000 Lite and everyone was free to install OS 9.People absolutely DESPISED OS X when it was debuted. They thought it looked ridiculous. They hated that Sherlock from the OS 9 days wasn't there.
MacBook Air certainly wasn't great until the late 2010 revision.People en masse panned the Macbook Air at launch, they complained about the name, complained about the price, complained about its features... everything. Said it would never sell.
CD's and USB are better than floppies and serial ports in almost every way. Flat UI's aren't better in any way than graphically rich UIs, they are just easy and trendy. I'll repeat it - EASY and TRENDY.People trashed the original iMac for forgoing the diskette drive, for forgoing serial ports and only using USB....
I use Android because it does everything I need it to do very well and because it is more flexible and sophisticated than any other mobile OS.Apple. Is. Not. Stupid. Users are absolutely terrible at knowing what they want.
In fact, look up one of the many studies that show how people absolutely hate choice. People DO NOT enjoy having too many options. It's called choice paralysis, and here's an example:
You walk into a store that sells 100 different kinds of jam. It sounds great at first because you think you could find the perfect jam. But what actually happens is the human brain goes under immense cognitive load. You will never be happy with your choice, because you will always feel like you could have had something better. When you have 3 kinds of jam, you feel confident in your decision and you never feel like you threw away the better option. This is almost the ENTIRE reason that people have smartphone operating system allegiances. People who are die-hard Android users think they love Android because of the choice it offers, but what they're really doing is limiting their options to just Android phones because it's easy. Same thing with iOS users. We can come up with a bajillion reasons why we like iOS, but almost all of us would be FINE with an Android phone. But we like that we get to be excited about the new iPhone, and we never feel like we're getting shafted.
We may not think that we like limitations, but scientifically, chemical reactions in the brain show that we absolutely do.
Such functional additions would be right at home in iOS 6.2 and certainly don't require a week of training.Functionally, iOS 7 is much better. Control Centre, the new notification centre, the greater flexibility with apps, the improved multitasking... It's all great, for people who are willing to spend more than a week getting used to it.
I just disagree with your opinion.But I'm sure I will have a hundred people replying to me telling me how awful and wrong I am.
Pretty much this. Responsiveness is the most important thing to me when operating a device, and I've seen enough evidence of iOS 7's pokeyness on the iPhone 4 (which I currently have) to keep my distance. That said, my iPhone 4 and iPad 2 have been pokey all year, so maybe they just can't keep up with the newer apps.I have experienced the performance of iOS 7 on my iPhone 4 and there is absolutely nothing which could convince me to update my phone again.