All Devices Is iOS 13 the Strangest Release Ever?

Aftermath747

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Looks like iOS 13.0 is now set to last all of 5 days. What are some of the other strange releases in iOS history?
 

redheeler

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There was the iOS 8.0.1 debacle. Apple rushed out iOS 8.0.2 just one day later.

BTW, 8.0.1 came just seven days after 8.0. It was common for new releases to receive follow-up updates a week later.
 

Aftermath747

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There was the iOS 8.0.1 debacle. Apple rushed out iOS 8.0.2 just one day later.

BTW, 8.0.1 came just seven days after 8.0. It was common for new releases to receive follow-up updates a week later.
Oh yeah! I remember getting lucky with that one and not hovering over the software update button like I usually do. iOS 8 was so bad that iOS 9 remains the only beta program I’ve ever joined.
 

redheeler

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Oh yeah! I remember getting lucky with that one and not hovering over the software update button like I usually do. iOS 8 was so bad that iOS 9 remains the only beta program I’ve ever joined.
The later builds of 8 weren't too bad. I had 8.4.1 installed on my iPad Air 2 before finally updating to iOS 12 last year (now on the iPadOS beta) and never had any major issues. I recall that iOS 9 had performance issues like a choppy animation entering the app switcher and performing 3D Touch actions even on the iPhone 6s Plus.
 

Aftermath747

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The later builds of 8 weren't too bad. I had 8.4.1 installed on my iPad Air 2 before finally updating to iOS 12 last year (now on the iPadOS beta) and never had any major issues. I recall that iOS 9 had performance issues like a choppy animation entering the app switcher and performing 3D Touch actions even on the iPhone 6s Plus.
iOS 9 was far from perfect, and 8 was certainly much improved by the end, but I had a bad taste in my mouth from the early days of it and was tempted by Apple switching to Metal in iOS 9.
 

C DM

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Need it for iPhone deliveries tomorrow or I'm sure we would have never seen it.
Not exactly sure why it's needed for those, or why it would be needed to be available to any devices outside of the new ones.
 

C DM

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For backup reasons. You are not able to restore from backup onto newer iOS versions if you have older iOS version backup.
Pretty sure you are able to do that. You can't use a backup from a version that is newer but you can use a backup from the same or older version.
 
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Aftermath747

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Not exactly sure why it's needed for those, or why it would be needed to be available to any devices outside of the new ones.
Shipping new devices with the old software would look really bad. Even worse than releasing 13.1 five days after 13.0.
 

C DM

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Shipping new devices with the old software would look really bad. Even worse than releasing 13.1 five days after 13.0.
New devices wouldn't need old firmware or anything like that. A backup from iOS 12, for example, can be loaded onto a device with iOS 13.
 

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Not exactly sure why it's needed for those, or why it would be needed to be available to any devices outside of the new ones.
WatchOS 6 needs iOS 13. Series 5 owners with existing iPhones would be stuck otherwise.
 

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Is this for all of u when i am on home page the volume hud is like that and in yt like that on the pics
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Aftermath747

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New devices wouldn't need old firmware or anything like that. A backup from iOS 12, for example, can be loaded onto a device with iOS 13.
I was answering why new devices would need new firmware.
 

C DM

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I was answering why new devices would need new firmware.
I get why those would have it as they wouldn’t be able to run something lower anyway. But they could have come out with it without the other devices needing 13.0 simply because of that. That said, if there are some dependencies in relation to Apple Watch or something else of that nature, that makes a somewhat different argument for it.