Is iOS getting too fragile?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Paco II, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    Once upon an iOS time, if an app had a problem, just delete it, reinstall, and things were fine again. Not as much lately.

    Case in point: installed an app. Opened it, and selected to restore an in-app purchase. Got restoring purchase spinner, but app hung at that. After about 5 minutes of waiting I forced quit the app. When I tried to reopen it, it immediately crashed. Deleted app and reinstalled. When opening app, it still immediately crashed every time. Deleted app, rebooted phone, reinstalled, crash every time when opening app. Deleted app, rebooted phone, installed previous version of app. No luck, crash every time at opening. No idea what to even try next.

    iOS used to be a bit more resilient, no?
     
  2. I7guy macrumors G5

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    It may very well be apples servers. I think things are very slow since iphone 6s and ios 9.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    All kinds of people had issues with all kinds of iOS versions, down to when it wasn't even called iOS yet.
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Oh how we forget.
     
  5. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't say fragile.
    Let's say it has "chaotically complicated complexity".

    aka: beta. :D
     
  6. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816

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    Is that an issue with an app or with iOS? Did you contact the app developer or, alternatively, check with Apple?
     
  7. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    The more code you stuff into a binary, the more things break. iOS 6 to 7 was a rough transition because of parallax. I think they said they rewrote iOS 7 from the ground up to make it what it was.
     
  8. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    Did they not also do a fairly significant rewrite of 9 to allow easier exclusion of functions for legacy devices and implement app thinning ability?
     
  9. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

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    There was speculation and hope that 9 would be a pure stability and optimization release.

    It was not.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It hasn't been as much yet when it comes to the performance side of it perhaps for some. More updates to come. As for stability, it seems like it has been for the most part for many.
     
  11. kwokaaron macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I think they're supporting too many devices now. Obviously continued support for older devices is a good thing for us customers, it ultimately bogs down the quality control of iOS with so many devices needing to be tested on. iOS 6 supported 10 iOS devices and with iOS 9 it's double that - 20 devices.

    If they cut down the number of devices, such as moving to 64-bit only, it could allow them to trim out old legacy code from iOS and ultimately third-party apps.
     
  12. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    I've experienced the same thing with Shazam lately. Just waiting and hoping for an update.
     
  13. Benjamin Frost Suspended

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    Here in the UK, iTunes is abominably slow and has been since Kingdom Come. When you compare it to Amazon, it's simply embarrassing for Apple.

    Why Apple are happy with this, I can't say, but it must put a lot of people off from buying stuff.
     
  14. I7guy macrumors G5

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    My guess is ios 9 is the last release for the iphone 5 and below, so going forward it will be 64 bit only.
     
  15. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    I laugh when in Xcode I see different frameworks labeled as "Requires iOS 2.0 or later."
     
  16. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    I thought iOS 9 was going to be 64 bit only.
     
  17. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Was that the thought a year ago? I don't remember. But at some point they will cut out the 4s and the 5 and the equivalent ipads.
     
  18. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    There will be backlash but it will be completely worth it. They're giving a warning right now with content blockers requiring 64 bit, but the next version of iOS will require it.
     
  19. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Honestly, I think people expect it. 4S/2011 and 5/2012. Phase out next year, means support for 4 years and 5 years. That's actually pretty good. My old blackberry Storm 2 stopped getting updates in under a year. The apps built for IOS 7 that doesn't require features of a newer operating system, will just live on.

    So I think it's all good.
     
  20. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    That's funny, I think these forums will disagree. If developers wanted to, they'd restrict their apps to the next version of iOS to help Apple out.
    :D
     
  21. I7guy macrumors G5

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    There would have to be a technical reason to restrict the apps, rather than a marketing reason. There are a lot of apps where the baseline is IOS 7. Unless your app is using for example: 3d touch, homekit, healthkit or other technologies specifically for 64 bit, there is no reason to restrict the app.
     
  22. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    That was a joke. You would have no users left if you actually did that.
     
  23. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Lol, late at night...you need a little :D to alert my tired eyes.:eek:
     
  24. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    What's funnier is there was a :D. Time for bed I think.
     

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