Is it the right time to update to 11.3 off of 10.3?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Giuanniello, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Giuanniello macrumors 6502

    Giuanniello

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    I didn't update my iPhone 7+ to iOs 11 waiting for it to become "stable" this means it's quite some time and many updates since then but I am still wondering if worth the pain to upgrade.

    I am not a heavy user of the phone features, I mostly use it to call, text and browse IG, a few more apps but nothing I'd call necessary and as such wondering what might iOS11 add to my experience and if worth eventual drawbacks


    Thank you for your feedback and have a happy Easter everybody!!!


    Giovanni
     
  2. IowaLynn macrumors 65816

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    Maybe skip 11 altogether? Go straight to 12.3 instead?
     
  3. BenTrovato macrumors 68030

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    Buona Pasqua Giovà :D

    The best time to upgrade from 10.3 was in September. The second best time is today
     
  4. Giuanniello thread starter macrumors 6502

    Giuanniello

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    I am sure that by the time 12 is released and stable it will need an iPhone XXX with octa core cpu, 16GB RAM and 1TB storage, way more than what I have into my iMac...
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    Bentrovato BenTrovato,

    I am not so sure it's such a great idea to update there and then as soon as a new firmware is released no matter what took is it for, I was one of those who updates as soon as there is a new release but learnt, with time, that unless some really important fix, it's not always worth the pain and risk, just a month ago a new firmware was released for my 2013 Nikon camera and I was like weird, they only got one update so far and now, after two more iterations of the same camera, another firmware update? Before updating I read the release notes and nothing which would have added anything new to my shooting but reading off of forums I read that some lenses quit to autofocus meaning Nikon blocked the feature in third part lenses and as such I gave up on the idea.

    Sure, there always is a way to revert but why to go through this much hassle only to rush and have the latest release? I am sick of being a paying beta-tester, these toys cost a lot of money and this rush to release a new one every year and to update the OS also every year is leading nowhere if not to an empty bank account and headaches.

    Back on topic, long time wait for 11.3 to fix issues but so far, after a quick read, it seems battery life still su*ks, which are the advantages of 11.3 over 10.3 for a normal user?
     
  5. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030

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    Whoa! Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. 8 GB RAM is probably the minimum requirement for iOS 12. The entry level models of iPhone XXX would likely have 500GB storage but that obviously wouldn’t be enough for our Snapchat, Clips, and Facebook apps.
     
  6. andreyush macrumors 6502

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    Ummm...Yes. I updated and I was very skeptical about ios 11...but 11.3 holy moly is fast, smooth and even better than 10.3.3...I don't know about battery life though...It's kinda the same. :D
     
  7. chabig macrumors 603

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    I think you’re overthinking this. Here is a description of this hassle of which you speak:

    1. Press a button
    2. Enter your passcode
    3. Press a button

    Probably 50 million people have done this with iOS 11 so far. You can too.
     
  8. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000

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    iOS 11 is trash I would probably wait til 12 hit beta or actual release date. If I could take my iPhone X that Ik comes out on 11 to iOS 10 I definitely would.
     
  9. BenTrovato macrumors 68030

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    Anything less than a 6S I would say stay on 10. He has an iPhone 7, why wouldn't you upgrade to 11? If you have your reasons for staying on 10 then that's fine, no one needs to convince you otherwise. I'm just saying I can't stay on 10.
     
  10. ipooed macrumors 6502a

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    I wish I could “upgrade” back to iOS 10, I have a 7+ on 11.2.6 (reverted back from 11.3) I didn’t notice any changes from 11.2.6 to 11.3 besides the beta battery health and lower battery life.

    iOS 11 is usable, but not my first choice it’s the only choice I have
     
  11. newellj macrumors 604

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    iOS 11 has been fine on my iPhone 7.

    I have kept my iPads on 10.3.3. I have been testing my wife's iPad Air 2 (iOS 11.x) against my identical Air 2 (10.3.3) as 11 has progressed. So far I have not been persuaded for either my Air 2 (close) or my Mini 4 (not so close). I'm comparing iOS 11.3 now and we'll see.

    But on my iPhone 7, I think it's a no-brainer to upgrade.
     
  12. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

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    If you're someone who values security, and the nasty vulnerabilities that each and every update patches, then yes. Otherwise, stay on a severely outdated OS and open yourself to tons and tons of potential security flaws that can steal your personal data. Just sayin'. This is the main reason to update.
     
  13. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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  14. haysoos123 macrumors member

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    I would say yes, 11.3 is FINALLY a decent version of iOS 11, especially for older iPhones. My wife has a 6S and all previous versions of 11 have been terribly laggy, with constant stutters. We have two older iPad Airs, and they were also terrible on 11 until now. And of course my iPhone X has been flawless since the beginning... which leads one to tinfoil hat territory. It's almost as if they purposefully made iOS 11 laggy to encourage upgrades. But what was that quote? Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

    One more point: my wife's 6S had the battery replaced BEFORE 11.3 landed, and it really didn't seem to fix the slow performance. But 11.3 made it all better, so it was definitely software related.
     
  15. ras113 macrumors member

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    I would wait untill 11.4 because imessage. But if you dont care for imessage, do it :)
     

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