iOS 7 betas 1-3: web clips causing horrific crashes

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  1. cleo1 macrumors regular

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    Has anyone else encountered a phenomenon in iOS 7 beta where adding more than two web clips to the home screen causes them to shift names/icons, sort of like musical chairs? and if one were to to click one of these shifted icons, he/she would suffer the most horrific crash (screen goes black, can't reboot phone because siri keeps activating). happened to me twice, once in beta 1 (stopped using web clips entirely); tried again with beta 3, same thing.
     
  2. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    What do you mean by "web clips" and can you give an example? I mean is it a YouTube video (which would open the app), a .mov or .mp4 video direct link, or what? Or is it just any web shortcut placed on your home screen?

    This certainly does sound bizarre.
     
  3. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Think the word 'horrific' is a bit much.

    It's probably a bug with the beta that hasn't yet been fixed. I keep getting black screens from time to time and only a hard restart will bring the phone back on.
     
  4. cobbyco macrumors 6502a

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    I have 3 Web Clips I made in iCU and not suffered this problem at all. I'm on beta 3 with 5th Gen iPod touch.
     
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    These type of comments are not welcome and are frankly, quite tiresome. They are not amusing, they are annoying. If you don't have anything constructive to say, don't say anything at all.

    That said, I tried creating more than two web clips when I was on beta 1, but I haven't tried it again, because of the mess it caused.
     
  7. cleo1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Web Clip = web app / web site saved to home screen

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    I assume at this point this sort of comment is meant facetiously, like 'I can tell because of the pixels' or 'that's what she said', or am I giving poster too much credit?
     
  8. ominx macrumors 6502

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    Not sure, but in regards to web clips, Safari does seem snappier.

    ;)

    ... but to answer your post, no crashes here.
     
  9. cleo1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Soooo much snappier! :)
     
  10. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Might not be helpful for people to just say things like that, but the problems with Web Clips are documented in the Release Notes.
     
  11. cleo1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Source, please? A link, or citation (or both!) would be very helpful.

    If you could apply your talent for thorough reading to your communication as well, it would benefit all of us. Otherwise, it just sounds condescending.
     
  12. Casiotone macrumors 6502a

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    Non-developers coming here to tell us about the "horrific bugs" in iOS 7 is also quite tiresome, and not constructive because Apple is not reading this forum.

    Apple's bug reporter is working now, this is where iOS 7 bugs should be reported.
     
  13. cleo1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Non-developers? Out of curiosity, what are you working on? Oh yeah. Nothing! BTW, been developing for Apple platforms since 1986, before you were even a gleam in your daddy's eye. And people, don't believe for a second that Apple doesn't employ an entire team to scour tech forums—they're like bug reporters for right-brained people. You know, the types who are able to articulate their opinions with nuance and abstraction?
     
  14. Casiotone, Jul 25, 2013
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    Casiotone macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, I thought in retrospect that my post may have been condescending and presumptuous, but your reply is a magnitude worse than that. Are you trying to demonstrate that being condescending is bad by being over the top like this or is this a serious reply?
     
  15. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    I understand what you're saying, and you're right. The most important place to talk about bugs is in the bug reporter. But I don't think the people that discuss and report bugs on this forum have any illusion that this is a good way to reach Apple. It's just water cooler talk to a certain degree, a "you share your bugs and I'll share mine" kind of thing.

    The people that truly understand what a beta is don't actually complain about the bugs even if they do talk about them here. Sometimes it seems like people are whining about the bugs when in reality they're just trying to convey the scope of the issue.

    All this talk about bugs and missing features and whatnot is pretty much meaningless, but for those who partake in it, there's a degree of fun involved in it. I personally enjoy using beta versions of iOS because it makes me appreciate the finished product so much more. I know what I'm getting myself into, and I know it's my fault if something bad happens to my data or my device. If only *everybody* using iOS 7 now could understand that!


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  16. Casiotone macrumors 6502a

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    I got really annoyed with another thread started by someone who is really clueless about development and somehow thought that his thread would warn Apple about a pretty major bug that will obviously fixed, with or without his whining.

    I realize now that this thread is different and that the OP is serious and simply wanted to share his/her experience with this bug. I came to this thread having been overly irritated by this other guy, hence my condescending and presumptuous post.

    Anyway cleo1, sorry if I insulted/offended you. Can we be friends now? :)
     
  17. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    iOS 7 betas 1-3: web clips causing horrific crashes

    Why can't every person on the internet be like you?

    Seriously, mad props for the way you gracefully handled this. Not something I see very much around here, myself included.

    But yeah, I definitely understand your frustration towards people that have iOS 7 on their device and have no earthly idea what they're doing. That gets really old, really fast.
     
  18. cleo1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Touché!
     
  19. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    If you were a developer, you'd know why I couldn't do that.

    I'm not being condescending.
     
  20. cleo1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually, you could include a link. Registered developers would be able to access it whereas non-registered developers would be blocked. I know this because a. I am an Apple developer, and b. I am a developer of html5 web apps which is why issues such as web clips are important to me, and also why I know about things such as secure html, which if you were a developer, you would know about as well.
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The notes are often just published on various tech news sites anyway: http://bgr.com/2013/07/08/ios-7-beta-3-change-log/ (although it seems that the only thing related to web clips specifically says "Springboard crashes when accessing some web clips in the App Switcher." which doesn't exactly sound like what's described here).
     
  22. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    You assumed I was talking about a technical restriction!

    I find it hard to believe you're a developer if you can't find the release notes, they're two clicks from the main iOS Development Center page.
     
  23. cleo1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I figured that as long as you're going through the trouble of being so thorough, eliminate a bit of redundancy for the rest of us and automate the task—otherwise I doubt you're actually trying to be helpful. But I guess you weren't actually that thorough to begin with—as another user has already pointed out, the release notes did not even come close to mentioning this topic.
     

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