iOS 8 - why has it gone so wrong?

Henke

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Nov 4, 2012
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I have updated my iPad mini to iOS 8.2 an got the iPhone 6 plus an both them run like a bag of bones.

I'm stunned at how bad ios8 is functioning , I expect this from android not Apple.

The good old saying 'it just works' about Apple has been blown out the water in the last few weeks.

I have Lags in nearly all aspects of the phone an iPad, crashing,pictures not downloading, problems with wifi, webpages not scrolling properly, webpages reloading when scrolling down, I could go on all day.

Basically just now my iPad is a pain in the ass to use an except for calling my iPhone 6 is the same.

Will this ever be fixed? It's a joke tbh a brand new iPhone 6 is performing so poorly. And a joke a few weeks after ios8 launch is still runs pathetically for so many.

It feels like I'm using low end android devices ,not Apple products
 

iolinux333

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The writing is on the wall with KitKat. They finally opened their eyes and saw how much more advanced Android had become: smooth, rock solid and unlimited in what you can do. And running on more advanced hardware at half the price. Brand loyalty only goes so far before buyers start to feel really stupid. It's like all the American car buyers that held out for so long before finally throwing in the towel and buying foreign, they were tired of feeling stupid about wasting their money, tired of people laughing at them. Apple knows they need to catch up NOW or they're gonna get creamed. This is the result. They're coding like crazy over there to try to add in all the Android features, everything else be damned. Who knows, maybe it's not too late, maybe they will actually catch up. It's a long road head for all the iOS users now though. And for Apple.
 
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Truefan31

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The writing is on the wall with KitKat. They finally opened their eyes and saw how much more advanced Android had become: smooth, rock solid and unlimited in what you can do. And running on more advanced hardware at half the price. Brand loyalty only goes so far before buyers start to feel really stupid. It's like all the American car buyers that held out for so long before finally throwing in the towel and buying foreign, they were tired of feeling stupid about wasting their money, tired of people laughing at them. Apple knows they need to catch up NOW or they're gonna get creamed. This is the result. They're coding like crazy over there to try to add in all the Android features, everything else be damned. Who knows, maybe it's not too late, maybe they will actually catch up. It's a long road head for all the iOS users now though. And for Apple.

Lol yeah apples doomed right? Here we go again every year...
 

PixelpusherBV

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Aside from the 8.0.1 debacle, 8.0.2 works absolutely fine on my iPhone 6 & my son's iPhone 5. Smooth and fast with no issues that I've noticed so far.
 

cre8or

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I also have an iPad Mini and I regret I installed iOS8, I'm on 8.0.2, everything feels sluggish compared to iOS7, I wish I could downgrade but obviously it's too late now. Apple dropped the ball this time.
I was considering getting an iPhone 6 or a new iPad, I'm not very motivated to buy any Apple products at this stage. Still like my Macbook Pro, I won't be installing Yosemite when it comes out, will wait to see how it pans out.
 

Henke

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I also have an iPad Mini and I regret I installed iOS8, I'm on 8.0.2, everything feels sluggish compared to iOS7, I wish I could downgrade but obviously it's too late now. Apple dropped the ball this time.
I was considering getting an iPhone 6 or a new iPad, I'm not very motivated to buy any Apple products at this stage. Still like my Macbook Pro, I won't be installing Yosemite when it comes out, will wait to see how it pans out.
Even Ios7 was problematic inmo, certain forums and sites didnt play embedded yotuve videos and other small problems.. Last perfect ios was 6 inmo
 

damilola29

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Ever since upgrading to the latest firmware 8.0.2 my iphone 4S Personal Hotspot has been next to useless. It was working perfectly before this however with decent range and very stable. Now it will just disconnect the device it's connected to,while on the iPhone itself it will still indicate that the personal hotspot is still on

In other words my iPhone 4S will turn itself off as an AP and all the devices will see it dissappear yet the Hotspot on the iphone appears to be still on and the number of connected devices is still displayed.


If i cycle the hotspot off and then back on again up she doesn't come back on. This is terribly frustrating!!

Why does Apple solve a problem only to create a new one?

Has anyone else had similar or is it time to finally do away with iPhOnes?

provider Etisalat Nigeria business plan, 24/7 boisterous 3G signal strength & zero interference from nearby APs
 

Yun0

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ios 8 didnt go wrong. this gets said every year every time its nothing new. its doing fine & ran fine on my iphone 5 before i sold it & runs fine on my 6, including the wifi, on both

(dont even get me started on those thinking apple makes previous devices run poor on purpose)
 

damilola29

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Sep 27, 2014
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Alright then

So explain to me Mr Apple why new problems suddenly spring up when new updates are released?
 

Henke

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ios 8 didnt go wrong. this gets said every year every time its nothing new. its doing fine & ran fine on my iphone 5 before i sold it & runs fine on my 6, including the wifi, on both

(dont even get me started on those thinking apple makes previous devices run poor on purpose)
It has gone wrong thousands upon thousands are having problems with it... a brand new iPhone runs poorly an a perfectly fine iPad is now running very poorly also. That's concrete proof it's going wrong
 

Yun0

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thousands also have no problems with it

people said the same things about ios 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.."going wrong" is relative as apps need to be updated, several classify safari taking 0.5 seconds longer to launch on a 3 yr old device, "going wrong"
 

Rigby

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I think iOS 8 is great. Extensions, much improved Message app, Spotlight search, Handoff, iCloud drive, improved security through 2-factor authentication, gestures in Mail, Camera app, medical ID and hundreds of other detail improvements. And some of the biggies such as Health, Homekit and Apple Pay haven't even started yet. There are still a few bugs, but that happens with every big new release, and not just on iOS.

Regarding performance, I have it now running on my good old iPad 2 and it works fine. I had some stuttering too after the OTA upgrade, but after doing an erase and reinstall it feels about the same as iOS 7 did.
 

Henke

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thousands also have no problems with it

people said the same things about ios 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.."going wrong" is relative as apps need to be updated, several classify safari taking 0.5 seconds longer to launch on a 3 yr old device, "going wrong"
Of curse it's fine for some, it should be problem free for every 1, every single new iPhone for instance an it's not.

I'm not using any device 3 years old , the iPhone 6 is weeks old an runs terribly

What's hard to understand about it's running terribly for thousands of people , that means it's failing- that simple.

If it was a car it would be under recall
 

justinwebb

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It runs great on my iPhone 6 and my 6 plus. Sounds like maybe user error, restore as a new phone and start again.
 

Brian Y

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It has gone wrong thousands upon thousands are having problems with it... a brand new iPhone runs poorly an a perfectly fine iPad is now running very poorly also. That's concrete proof it's going wrong
iOS 8 is perfectly fine on my iPhone 6.

If you have an original iPad mini (not retina) it's very old hardware. Internally, it's an iPad 2. It's like running Windows 8 on a machine designed for Windows xp, etc. It's not going to be as fast, but it'll still be perfectly usable.
 

I7guy

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Lol yeah apples doomed right? Here we go again every year...
Not to mention they are afraid of Linux and KitKat is going to take over the world. Well maybe for one person that might be true.

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iOS 8 is perfectly fine on my iPhone 6.

If you have an original iPad mini (not retina) it's very old hardware. Internally, it's an iPad 2. It's like running Windows 8 on a machine designed for Windows xp, etc. It's not going to be as fast, but it'll still be perfectly usable.
And my ipad 2 is perfectly usable. In my opinion, it's a tad faster than 7.1.2.
 

GlenK

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8.0.2 is buttery smooth on my iphone 6. Best iphone I've ever had. I realize some are having issues but take it back. This phone is awesome and I have no issues with the phone or OS 8.
 

Henke

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iOS 8 is perfectly fine on my iPhone 6.

If you have an original iPad mini (not retina) it's very old hardware. Internally, it's an iPad 2. It's like running Windows 8 on a machine designed for Windows xp, etc. It's not going to be as fast, but it'll still be perfectly usable.
It's an iPad mini bout 18months old.

iPhone is weeks old
 

weroliera

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Sep 24, 2014
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I gurantee you it will be easy to trad ip6 for any android you want

So go ahead and do it

Also lagging and stuttering in every aspect of the os? Please make a video...
 

RedRaven571

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I think it's a bad idea to try to pump out a new os every year (both iOS and OS X); maybe every 2 years and just have a point upgrade with some new features 1/2 way through?

They can use the time to get it rock solid before dropping it on us. I like Apple as well as the next person here but they effed up majorly with this release.

As far as bending phones, you can't make an object tall and wide and very slim without losing some structural integrity; seems fairly obvious to me.
 

raggdoll

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Mar 21, 2012
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Of curse it's fine for some, it should be problem free for every 1, every single new iPhone for instance an it's not.

I'm not using any device 3 years old , the iPhone 6 is weeks old an runs terribly

What's hard to understand about it's running terribly for thousands of people , that means it's failing- that simple.

If it was a car it would be under recall
Could you be anymore dramatic? Come on man
 

Abazigal

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Well, all I can say is that I am not sharing your experience. My iPad mini retina and iPhone 5s are running very smoothly under ios8.
 
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