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iOS 8 Beta: The worst beta?

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  • Yes

    Votes: 57 28.9%
  • No, the worst beta was...

    Votes: 140 71.1%

  • Total voters
    197

NeoiPad

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 2, 2013
54
0
It doesn't add a lot of new features, just a few, and it's completely unestable on my iPad Air and on my iPhone 5s


More than a beta it seems an alpha
 

Nyy8

macrumors 6502a
Jun 12, 2011
513
133
New England
It's a VERY early Beta, more of a concept then something anyone could use in their daily life...

Even with a complete overhaul last year, iOS 7 was better.
 

snow755

macrumors 65816
Sep 12, 2012
1,291
404
It doesn't add a lot of new features, just a few, and it's completely unestable on my iPad Air and on my iPhone 5s


More than a beta it seems an alpha


i had two re move IOS beta 1 and downgrade back two IOS 7.1.1 on my iphone 5S am going too install IOS 8 beta 1 on my iphone 4s and use that has my testing phone IOS 8 really feels like alpha then a beta
 

dhy8386

macrumors 6502a
Aug 13, 2008
825
19
It doesn't add a lot of new features, just a few, and it's completely unestable on my iPad Air and on my iPhone 5s


More than a beta it seems an alpha

clean install on a 5s and have had almost no issues. Visual glitches but don't impact day to day use.
 

nheilweil

macrumors 6502a
Jul 10, 2008
599
147
Redmond, WA
Hardly any problems on my 5S! iOS 7b1 on my 5 was really painful. Luckily it didn't last long as 7b2 was release 2 weeks later and improved things significantly. I'm hoping that we get iOS 8b2 on a similar fast release schedule!
 

CrAkD

macrumors 68040
Feb 15, 2010
3,178
255
Boston, MA
Mine has been pretty typical so far. Working pretty good. 1 app doesn't work and a few springboard crashes but nothing terrible. Some people on here are dramatic.
 

Type4O

macrumors 6502
Aug 23, 2011
342
120
Toronto, Canada
A few bugs, but the OS and Apple apps are stable on both my iPad Air and iPhone 5. A few third party apps crash, but infrequently, and that's to be expected.
 

Menneisyys2

macrumors 603
Jun 7, 2011
5,428
221
I have no real problems with it on my iPad 2 and 3. (Apart from the lack of jumping to the top of Web pages by touching the status bar in Safari.)
 

zorinlynx

macrumors 603
May 31, 2007
6,229
9,459
Florida, USA
Threads like this remind me why Apple doesn't do public beta testing.

If you absolutely MUST run the new iOS without being a developer, it would behoof you to wait until at least beta 2 or 3, when the most obnoxious bugs have been squashed.

C'mon people. I'd swear many of you are masochists. :)
 

AxoNeuron

macrumors 65816
Apr 22, 2012
1,240
847
The Left Coast
The beta seems more stable on A7 based devices.

Also, it's not the "worst" beta...if you are talking about instability, beta 1 of ios 7 was much less stable. Again, it is VERY inadvisable to run ios betas on your primary phone, ESPECIALLY if you are not an actual developer and don't know what you're doing.
 

eelw

macrumors 6502a
Sep 19, 2012
631
26
It doesn't add a lot of new features, just a few, and it's completely unestable on my iPad Air and on my iPhone 5s


More than a beta it seems an alpha

Let me guess, you're not a developer?
 

Tubamajuba

macrumors 68020
Jun 8, 2011
2,101
2,127
here
iOS 8 has been awful for me so far. But that's okay, because I know I'm using a beta version. I personally enjoy the beta process no matter how painful it can be at times, because it gives me a greater appreciation for the work that goes into iOS. When people were complaining about the final release of 7.0, I couldn't help but think to myself, "Oh boy, you should have seen it three months ago..."
 

chekz0414

macrumors 6502a
Jul 3, 2011
768
96
FL
When you do an option click update, the iOS 8 beta is one of the best betas.
iOS 7.0 beta 1 or 2 was the worst beta for me
 

tmanto02

macrumors 65816
Jun 5, 2011
1,157
348
Australia
Threads like this remind me why Apple doesn't do public beta testing.

If you absolutely MUST run the new iOS without being a developer, it would behoof you to wait until at least beta 2 or 3, when the most obnoxious bugs have been squashed.

C'mon people. I'd swear many of you are masochists. :)

Then I wouldnt visit the 10.10 Yosemite section once the Public Beta program launches...
 
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