iPhone So is it safe to update now?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by maclikeimac, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. maclikeimac macrumors newbie

    maclikeimac

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    Every time I try to look anything up on my own it's doomsday for the iphone and IOS 8. I tried reading threads on here but this is just moving to fast for me to keep up with :( I have the 16GB 5c running 7.1.2 Model ME556LL/A. I'm sick and tired of this stupid "1" badge on my screen and if it's "safe" to update not I would like to do so. Please guys, lead me down the correct path :D
     
  2. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    If you use OS X I would hold off until Yosemite is out. To benefit from iCloud Drive.

    You could also wait for 8.1 which should iron out most of the initial issues and offer Apple Pay if you are in the US.
     
  3. sbailey4 macrumors 68040

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    Believe I would wait until 8.1 in a week or so. Unless you really want/need the new features. 8 is nice but is still a bit buggy. And now there is no turning back to 7.1.2 once you pull the plug.

    Move your settings app to a 2nd or 3rd page and you wont have to see the badge :)
     
  4. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Any model below a 6 do not get Apple Pay because of lack of NFC.
     
  5. maclikeimac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm OSX 10.9.5 but don't use the cloud. I don't really understand how to get my moneys worth out of it so I just don't. I am in the US, but don't think I'll hop on board with Apple pay right out of the box :(

    Exactly what my wife told me to do lol.
     
  6. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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  7. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    iOS 7 wasn't really stable until 7.1 IMO. Through my dev account I updated all of my iOS devices to 8.1B2, including my new iP6 - much nicer to use now. I'd suggest waiting a week...
     
  8. maclikeimac thread starter macrumors newbie

    maclikeimac

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    Nope, just my macbook. Should I be? I don't really do much with my phone other than play PVZ2 though. I'm a 32 year old disabled veteran that can't work so my phone is more just for my wife to be able to get hold of me, to have as a phone, and to check my email :(
     
  9. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    It's up to you I find iCloud backup more convenient.
     
  10. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    And I take the other path and back up to iTunes every week or so. :)
     
  11. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Same here. I find it convent if I have to get a new phone the speed. Even though I have 50-60Mbps (download) internet, its still slow compared to iTunes.

    I'm curious to see if we actually get iOS 8.1 this coming week since its only in Beta 2. I have a feeling we are more likely to see 8.0.3 to enable Apple Pay or something. Maybe we'll see 8.1 in another month or so? I say this because iOS 7.1 didn't come out until March of 2013 but it seems Apple is pushing out Betas quicker this year (for instance: iOS 7.1B1 was released Mid-Nov 2012, meanwhile 7.1B2 was released in Mid-Dec 2012).
     
  12. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I can wait. I'm lucky with iOS 8.0.2 on iP6 (and 7.1.2 on iPad 4 & Mini-R, waiting) and not having any of the problems that have been reported.
     
  13. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Why not updated to 8.0.2 and enable iCloud drive when yosemite launches...
     
  14. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Its not really a doomsday but were so close to it just hold off for 8.1.
     
  15. frankdovdp macrumors newbie

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    I would wait for more time untile major downflow fixed by Apple in next updates. I have problems with Wifi, bluetooth and Safari, which makes the life harder. :D
     

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