iOS 8, more like the alpha version

FatPuppy

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Is it just me or this beta is not a beta? It feels like an alpha version, everything crashes.
 

maflynn

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This is why Apple recommend the developers use a test phone and not their everyday phone. I do think iOS8 is a bit more buggier then prior versions but I don't know first hand. I avoid putting iOS betas on my phones as a matter of policy. They are usually pretty buggy and I need my phone for work - having it crash all the time would be no good for me.
 

Tyler23

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Perhaps, but that shouldn't diminish the frustration that others feel, as they are experiencing more instability.
I understand that, but this is a beta after all, and is expected to crash. If users can't accept that, they probably shouldn't be running a beta.
 

maflynn

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I understand that, but this is a beta after all, and is expected to crash. If users can't accept that, they probably shouldn't be running a beta.
I agree completely, and that's why I avoid it. I do think some betas are more stable then others and based on my unscientific research, this one seems a bit less stable then prior versions.

Beta 1, is beta 1, and there's lots of rough edges. I've never understood people who rush out to install a beta on a phone that they use everyday - to each his own, but its not something I'm willing :)
 

FatPuppy

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I am using it on my r mini and I use that bug report all the time. My logic is that more people use a beta, it is much easier for apple to fix the bugs.
 

oftheheavens

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i started out testing on my 5s, iPad, and 10.10 on the new iMac. I have since taken it off my daily 5s cause the instability outweighed the testing. I will pick back up iPhone testing hopefully next beta until then i got the iPad going.

So yes i agree it is to unstable (for me) to really run it.
 

iamangeln

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This Beta hardly ever crashes for me, tbh the only app that gives me most of my issues is the photos app, its a bit buggy, but still nothing major
 

OneMike

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Is it just me or this beta is not a beta? It feels like an alpha version, everything crashes.
I think this beta is pretty stable. Enough so that I've been running it on my daily use device. The main issues I have are with 3rd party apps that have of course not yet been updated.

Your question is like asking, is it just me or is this filtered water, water? It taste like unfiltered water, which is still... water.
 

cschmelz

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It's not a beta, it's a Developer Preview. So yes, equivalent to Alpha.
Works pretty darn good for me using it 24/7. Rare crashes, few reproducible bugs but nothing that bad. Clearly the same or better build quality than prior Beta 1s. Overall very impressed.
 

LucasG

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I am using it on my r mini and I use that bug report all the time. My logic is that more people use a beta, it is much easier for apple to fix the bugs.
Not if you don't properly report bugs, otherwise it just creates more work for Apple. Just don't install it if you don't consider yourself a developer and know how to proceed as required. The idea is to help not to preview it.

Many applications haven't been updated to work with the new/modified areas iOS 8 has therefore some will definitely experience crashes until they are updated properly.
 
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