- Nov 14, 2011
I've seen similar comments from Rene Ritchie over at imore.com. Perhaps some of these clued in bloggers know something we don't know? Especially ones who are under the NDA. I personally wish this beta wasn't so public. Having developers only do testing might not be the best answer but it seems like a lot of people are running this software that probably shouldn't be and are forming opinions based on an unfinished product. The several of the rumors prior to WWDC said iOS 7 was behind schedule. I'm sure Apple pushed to have something they could demo for WWDC. Doesn't mean things won't change between now and when it ships. Just because that may not have happened in the past doesn't mean it can't happen this time.
Dont worry about iOS 7
Dont worry about iOS 7
Judging from my inbox, Twitter and Messages, people are losing their minds over iOS 7 and some of the changes Apple introduced at WWDC last week. Here is my advice to yousit back, take a deep breath and relax.
There are a few things you need to remember about iOS 7. First, its nowhere near finished in terms of design or functionality. Apple engineers stopped adding or changing the operating system before WWDC so they had a stable build to show during the keynote. Its not done 1.
Secondand Im surprised I even have to say thisits a beta for developers. This is not a build any individual user should installever. It wasnt meant for you and installing it shouldnt even be on your radar.2
The developer beta of iOS 7 is meant as a way for developers to see the new APIs and to see how their existing apps work.
This is also an important opportunity for developers to make decisions about upcoming apps. Will future apps be iOS 7-only so they can tap into new functionality in the operating system? What design decisions need to be made? There are many more things that developers need to consider.
These are important decisions that will affect the apps that we buy in the next year or so.
This is not the time, as a user, for you to decide if youre going to upgrade to iOS 7. You shouldnt even be considering that yet. Let Apple do its thing with the operating system, let developers work on their apps and you be calm.
Dont worry about iOS 7.
1 If you are reporter and write a story about iOS 7 bugs, you are a dumbass and you are doing your readers a disservice. ↩
2 If you install it, chances are it wont work properly BECAUSE ITS A BETA AND WASNT MEANT FOR YOU. ↩
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