iOS 8 Beta: The worst beta?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by NeoiPad, Jun 5, 2014.

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  1. Yes

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  2. No, the worst beta was...

    140 vote(s)
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  1. NeoiPad macrumors member

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    #1
    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
     
  2. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    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.
     
  3. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
  4. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    iOS 8 sucks, keeps crashing on my phone.

    Apple is doomed.
     
  5. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    #5

    This !

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    I'll assume you're kidding!
     
  6. dhy8386 macrumors 6502a

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    clean install on a 5s and have had almost no issues. Visual glitches but don't impact day to day use.
     
  7. nheilweil macrumors 6502a

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    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!
     
  8. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    Aren't all beta 1's very early ?
     
  9. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  10. Armen macrumors 604

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  11. Syndicate0017 macrumors 6502

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    Did you use ios 7 b1 last year? Good lord...ios 8 b1 puts it to shame as far as stability is concerned.
     
  12. Type4O macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  13. OneMike macrumors 603

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  14. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    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.)
     
  15. thaifood macrumors 6502

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    Are you a developer?
     
  16. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    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. :)
     
  17. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Having very few issues here. Beta 1 has been very stable for me, and I've yet to have a crash.
     
  18. AxoNeuron macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  19. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    Let me guess, you're not a developer?
     
  20. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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  21. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    No some beta 1's are old farts... :D
     
  22. rodman109110 macrumors 6502

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    iOS7 B1-3 IIRC on the iPad Gen 3 ("The New iPad") was godawful for me. Unusable.
     
  23. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    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..."
     
  24. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
  25. tmanto02 macrumors 65816

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

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