IOS 8 Adoption lags behind previous versions.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by jamezr, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. jamezr macrumors G4

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    http://www.mobileburn.com/23576/news/ios-8-adoption-lags-behind-ios-7-and-ios-6
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Well this isn't the section this would be posted in but on the other hand, I'm sure the cellular issue created with iOS 8.01 scared some folks off.
     
  3. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    Why is this in alternative sub forum? Sounds like you just want to stir up another iOS vs Android flame wars.
     
  4. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    I don't know anyone with iPhones who have updated. The few I've questioned about it say they've heard there's problems with it.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Ding! Ding! Ding!
     
  6. jamezr thread starter macrumors G4

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    Not my intention at all. I am an IOS 8 user on my IP6. It has issues......there is a reason why it has not been adopted as fast as other versions.
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    This. I don't remember hearing of so many crucial bugs for an IOS release, ever.
     
  8. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    On the contrary, guys - it is precisely in this sub forum that you can post about something like this without inciting a flame war. If someone wanted to stir up a fight they would post it in the iOS forum where a larger percentage of iOS-only users spend their time.
     
  9. Cnasty macrumors 68030

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    I haven't been keeping to abreast of this as of yet as I got my 6+ just last week and it has been flawless on iOS, but what are the major bugs that are being complained about?

    I have not seen one yet.
     
  10. gotluck macrumors 603

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    My ipad and the wifes ipad and iphone are still on 7.1.2

    I'm waiting on jailbreak as usual :).

    Told my wife and anyone else who asks to postpone upgrading for now.

    .1.x releases tend to be much better than .0.x

    I HATE that you cannot downgrade iOS
     
  11. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    I updated my 4S to iOS 7 as soon as it was released and then regretted it...but one of the first updates cured all the problems. With this release I don't dare take the step quite yet...
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    The two major problems that come to mind are wifi and bluetooth not working.
     
  13. Cnasty macrumors 68030

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    Very weird. I havent encountered either but I also didnt start out on 8. I got the phone after the update was already out for iOS 8 so maybe thats why.
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    yeah, it is a hit or miss. A lot of people lost cellular service. The only problem I have ever had with an iphone was the antenna on the iphone 4.
     
  15. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    I'm on iOS 8.0.2 - neither my 6 nor my 6+ have any real horrible issues.

    Still waiting on some devs to get their acts together and apps updated (or perhaps its Apple that's backlogged).

    My wife has been having issues though. Random restarts, freezing. Curious.

    Thinking about making her do a full restore but I don't want her to lose any photos. For whatever reason she isn't eligible for the iCloud Photo Beta and pre iOS 8, the whole Photos thing was a real mess.

    I suppose I could back up photos to my MBA and then put them back after the restore. If the issues continue I will.

    8.0.1 certainly did scare some people away, I'm sure. But by 8.1 and on it'll all be fine.

    Given the ridiculous number of APIs, SDKs and new display sizes, I expected more issues with this release than years prior. Too many behind the scenes changes.

    When you re-paint something, it's usually not too hard to keep it working well. But when you take apart the engine and put it back together with new parts and features, sometimes you have problems.

    It's still only been out for about a month.....I remember my Nexus 5 having issues on Kit Kat - cellular radio would completely drain my battery in a matter of hours whether I was using the device or not. It got squared away a couple of months later.
     
  16. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    No problems here either. My 6 has been flawless, in fact I have BT on 24/7 and always connected to a minimum of 2 pieces of hardware (Martian smartwatch and Nike+ Fuelband), but have had up to 5 connections at once. No problems.
     
  17. m00min macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 6 here and I'm seeing a few bugs; when searching from the OS the keyboard fails to spring up maybe 50% of the time, I also get very occasional touchscreen unresponsiveness when in landscape mode.

    I wish Apple would test their stuff.
     
  18. jamezr thread starter macrumors G4

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    for me....Swiftkey works sporadically. Bluetooth works sometimes. I have 3 Bluetooth speakers and it works great. My truck has Bluetooth...worked great with my IP5s. My IP6...not so good it is a hit and miss.......it will play music sometimes. I have had to delete it and re-pair it 3 times now. I tried to use Maps over the weekend voice navigation would not play over Bluetooth. It had no sound at all. Unpaired it and it worked from my phone only.......
     

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