Not upgrading to iOS6

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by AppleMooseMan, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. AppleMooseMan macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2012
    So, for the first time in iOS history I actually feel no urge or need to upgrade to the latest version, in fact iOS 5 has apps I prefer, like the current native Youtube app, and also prefer the native Google maps over the new Apple maps, which I've tried.

    But it's not just that, I feel as if there is no revolutionary features this year in iOS, it's quite lackluster and dull, the only thing that really interests me is the ability to stream iTunes match music.

    Now hopefully tomorrow, we see some exciting new iOS features, but I'm not holding my breath.

    I will be sticking to my jailbroken ios5 devices.

    Does anyone else share my feelings?
  2. 8a22a macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2012
    Yorkshire, UK
  3. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    I don't share your opinion.
  4. cRuNcHiE macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2007
    Nope, ios6 is much better on my iPhone and IPad.
    Hate to say it, but safari is much snappier as well as general OS speed improvements.
  5. AppleMooseMan thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2012
    Usually a new software version is enough for me to ditch my jailbreak, but not this time. What features in iOS6 do you like?
  6. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011

    The privacy features alone should interest you, but such is the carefree all trusting nature of today's youth.
  7. 8a22a macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2012
    Yorkshire, UK
    I'm definitely getting an iPhone 5 anyway, so iOS 6 is standard.
  8. mackid1993 macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2009
    I can't live without BiteSMS so I'll be holding off until an untethered jailbreak is released.
  9. 8a22a macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2012
    Yorkshire, UK
    All of them. :)
  10. xnickitynickx macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    I definitely disagree. I cannot wait for iOS 6 to drop for real. too many things to not like. Especially since i don't JB.
  11. sesnir macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2008
    Well Google's Youtube App is supposed to be better, and it just came out today.

    For me, the best feature of iOS 6 is "Do Not Disturb" mode. I won't have to put my phone into Airplane mode when I go to sleep, which is a nice QoL improvement. I just wish I could set a separate schedule for the weekend.
  12. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    It is better!
  13. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Sorry, but I have to disagree with you, OP. While iOS 6 is admittedly not as huge of a leap as iOS 5 was, there are some features that I'm looking forward to such as iCloud tabs and facebook integration. Do Not Disturb mode could be the only new feature and I would still download it.

    Google just realeased an app version of YouTube, so losing the native version isn't really an issue (not to mention that I can't rememer the last time I launched a YouTube video from the native app). You can bet that Google will be following with a downloadable map app as well.
  14. AppleMooseMan thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2012
    Well I will be getting a new iPod touch so I will have no choice to revert either, but there is nothing major to make me upgrade, someone mentioned the privacy options and I share his views on that, but I just use the Apple Connector kit a lot, especially with my DSLR's and I want to be able to view the pics in iFile without having to copy them to the device.


    Well I suppose it depends on our needs, I don't use Facebook and never really have, iCloud tabs doesn't interest me either because I use Chrome on my Mac and iPad.

    I've used the new Youtube app, and it's certainly a better experience, but as of yet there is no iPad app so I will have to wait.
  15. pedroj451 macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2011
    I tend to agree there is very little in ios6 o be excited about. When iOS 6 was announced I decided to jailbreak my phone for the first time and certainly don't regret it. I don't need turn by turn nav as I have a third party app for that with the maps already on the phone s saving me data usage.

    I don't want to lose street view on my iPad so until google brings out a standalone google maps app I won't upgrade that either.

    I really don't need Facebook integration and most of the other tweaks frankly I can do without also.

    It saddens me I feel this way as I look forward to new iterations of ios but unless there is something really spectacular we don't know about yet I may not even upgrade my phone which has been out of contract since December 2011
  16. bbfc macrumors 68030


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle Great Park, England.
    Good for you...

    However, I will be updating straight away. Mainly because i like to have the latest version of anything.
  17. bjones521 macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2009
    Unfortunately I agree with the OP. I cant find a must have feature. The new youtube app is great but whats the point of it if I cant open links using it? The new maps app is mediocre to me. While turn by turn is good! Points of interests are terrible. In my area yelp shows nothing.
  18. BluePhoenixRa macrumors regular

    May 19, 2012
    I am iffy about it for my iPhone 4 and iPad.
    The iPhone because of public transit (NYC), I depend too much on it. And on the iPad cause I watch a lot of YouTube videos on my iPad. And I tried the website one, didn't like it.

    But I'll probably end up pushing my iPad to iOS6, but not on my phone. I'll be getting the iPhone 5 anyway.
  19. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    I have been using iOS6 since beta 1 so its kind of all blended together for me. But I remember when I first put it on there I was very impressed. I like you thought iOS 6 was kind of a mediocre update but once you actually start using it all the little things they fixed add up to a pretty good update. Don't ask me to list these little things cause like I said ive been using it since june so it all kind of blends together for me now.
  20. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    The turn by turn nav on iOS6b4 is better than many other Nav units I've used, we have a Garmin, built in Mercedes Nav and Ford Nav w/ Sync.
    I'll be using my new phone for most if not all of my navigation needs. Flyover is cool but takes to long to render most cities at the moment, especially OTA.

    Also I haven't had near the amount of issues across the board with iMessage across iPad/Phone and Mac.... not I do admit that every so often my Mac will miss one piece of a conversation if the computer was asleep but still looking forward to this being final or at least further along.

    Facetime I could really care less about, especially over 3G/4G, I just can't see where I would be out doing something and just need to see the person I'm talking to that badly, now on the computer through conferences is different (for me)

    Do not disturb is cool, especially on your birthday when I would get messages pinging and lighting up my phone throughout the night.(Facebook) and I understand you can disable that somewhat on Facebook and the app but I enjoy my updates just not all night long.

    Looking forward to seeing how Passbook will be implemented more and giving it a try. Haven't tried it much in b4, waiting for more apps that utilize it.

    Hoping Siri learns more about football.

    Mail is getting much better across the board but I haven't really had many problems with it.

    Cloud tabs have provided to be quite useful once I started reminding myself that the function was there. I leave my devices on all the time so it is quite useful to jump from my desktop to laptop or iPad and go to the same site I was just reading.

    I don't mind or care that the UI is basically the same. It is familiar and serves it's purpose.
  21. Eddy Munn macrumors 6502

    Eddy Munn

    Dec 27, 2008
    The new YouTube app is far better than the app that was included with iOS 5, which remained unchanged since iPhone OS.
    Expect Google to release Maps soon too.
    This, as well as performance tweaks is why iOS 6 is much better.
  22. Baytriple macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2012
  23. AppleMooseMan thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2012
    Hey, I'm usually very positive when it comes to Apple, because the majority of the time, they do great stuff. I just feel iOS6 is quite bland. I suppose we always expect so much from Apple, we're bound to be let down every now and again.
  24. JS82712, Sep 11, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 12, 2012

    JS82712 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    [H]ave fun staying on iOS 5
  25. golf1410 macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2012
    San Francisco, CA
    I have 3 GS. It is super slow. Not having it to update iOS 6. It is too slow.

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