Although its a beta, it is very frustrating to think in 3 weeks they can't squash imessage bugs.Is iOS 8 B3 usable as a daily driver?
Already seeing lots of posts pop up frustrated at persistent bugs that have not been addressed.
Please refrain from "it's a beta" remarks.
iOS 7 was more of a reskin than an overhaul. It *looks* like an overhaul, but when you think about it, it didn't change all that much as far as functionality goes. iOS 8 is changing much more under the hood than 7 did but doesn't look very different. It might actually be the biggest upgrade since the app store became available.You know what's funny? I feel as if iOS 8 has far more bugs than iOS 7 did in the beta stages, and iOS 7 was a complete overhaul of iOS. I personally didn't expect the iOS 8 betas to be so buggy.
It could make sense though considering all the new features iOS 8 brings to the table. I'm wondering if they'll have all the kinks out in time for the GM, something they couldn't even accomplish with iOS 7.
I've gotten a lot of responses that are specific and actually helpful, but thank you!I think you should let people use beta 3 for at least a day before asking if it is ready to be used as a daily driver.
I've gotten a lot of responses that are specific and actually helpful, it's great to have them all in one thread for other's to review, but thank you!Good question. Let's see what the consensus so far is:
Looks like the answer is no.
I've gotten a lot of responses that are specific and actually helpful, it's great to have them all in one thread for other's to review, but thank you!And read all the posts of people reporting issues now.
Aaaannnd why should they? You are assuming that betas progress linearly with each release, progressively improving on the last. That is not how betas work, since a given beta can easily address issues that have nothing to do with prior releases, even regress to prior bugs in some areas. The questions is, are you finding issues with the iMessage areas that are mentioned in the release notes, and if so, have you bugged them to Apple?Although its a beta, it is very frustrating to think in 3 weeks they can't squash imessage bugs.