I disagree. iOS 7, 8 and Yosemite are very Apple.The aesthetics of iOS 7 and beyond are just disgusting.
So not !
And Yosemite suffers the same fate.
What does "since Apple forces you to stay updated once you do it" mean exactly? What is it that Apple does once you update to iOS 7?
In the case of iOS 7 it was closer to half a year after when iOS 7.1 was finally released.Went to iOS 7 the day it was released and I loved it. I'll also be going to iOS 8 the day it is released. I like to have the most up to date software when released. Apple has never disappointed me with the x.0 updates, always stable enough for daily use, with near perfection within 2 months.
When ios 7 came out, people on the ipad 3 said it was very choppy. I have since avoided it at all costs. ios 6 runs great on it and I really hate that apple forces you to stay upgraded once you decide to do it.7.1.2 runs smooth as silk on the iPad 3. No issues as far as I know.
I don't think it's really fear but they just don't like it.