Update iOS or not?

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by Nhwhazup, May 16, 2019.

  1. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020

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    So for all of you with older devices - do you update to the latest iOS?

    I have an 2016 IPP 9.7 that is working just fine on 12.1.1. No screen touch issues, no stuttering, no ASK problems, no Pencil problems. Currently, it works just like I expect it to.

    My concern is the many threads with complaints of the touch issues. I don’t have that issue currently and definitely don’t want to update if the touch issue is software related.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Expobill Suspended

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    i would not, if it aint broke why fix it?
    as fas as security issues, what are we securing?
    every time i update, the ipad crashes.
    what is to stop them from installing a patch that slows down older ipads
    so we are lead to believe we need a new one?
     
  3. digitalexplr macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPP 9.7 currently running 12.4 b1 without NO issues. It runs as well as it did when I first took it out of the box.
     
  4. Nhwhazup thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Exactly my thoughts. If it ain’t broke...

    When I first got my IPP, there was an update a couple of weeks later that totally bricked IPP’s the first day it was released. I was happy I waited. They got a patch out right off.

    Then after the whole Apple/battery debacle, I tend to be a little leery when updating as you generally can’t go backwards.
     
  5. chabig macrumors 603

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    That's bad logic. You should always update to the latest version for bug fixes, security fixes, and improvements.
     
  6. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    The 2016 iPad Pro 9.7 runs smoother than ever on iOS 12.3; in fact it felt like there was a significant improvement from 12.2.

    I highly recommend updating to 12.3.
     
  7. akash.nu, May 16, 2019
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    akash.nu macrumors 604

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    With that mindset nobody would ever need to release another piece of software. After all everything was working back in the 80s and 90s as well.
     
  8. Expobill, May 16, 2019
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    Every update i installed i always regretted.
     
  9. s15119, May 16, 2019
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    s15119 macrumors 68000

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    I update all my phones to the latest OS available. I always have. Works for me. I have a 4, a 5 an SE, and my daily driver is a Max. I always keep them updated..
     
  10. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    Unrelated, but I just rolled my office 2019 app back to a version released 6 months ago. Why? “Latest and greatest” stops me from working properly.
    So, this is not always a bad logic, especially for people who desperately need to get the job done but care little about new features and such.
     
  11. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    That's more so of a "major" upgrade, if that makes sense. OThese minor upgrades from 12.3 to 12.4 are more so bug fixes and patches.
     
  12. Gravydog316 macrumors 6502

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    I would say, update, & if you DO have problems,
    report them to Apple, so they can fix them.
     
  13. Nhwhazup, May 17, 2019
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    Nhwhazup thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Haha. Yeah, been there, done that, returned the product twice.

    And I’m a huge Apple fan - have been fully in their ecosystem since 2007. Until the last couple of years, the products were great quality and just worked the way they were supposed to. In my whole family, we never had to return anything Apple (25+ devices) until the last couple of years and then it’s been like 30% back to Apple for replacements or repairs or returns when I get the, “huh, never seen that before”.

    Wish they would get back to what made them great - products that just work.
     
  14. Infinite Vortex macrumors regular

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    Generally speaking I would update within any major iOS (or macOS for that matter) version without thinking too much about it. With major versions I wait to see how others get along before moving forward. I usually play the waiting game on any update but wait and think significantly more on the major ones. iOS12 is a good version to be on.

    The tricky part with iOS though is that once a newer major version is released you can't even update to the latest version of what you're currently running. For instance, the moment iOS13 is released you can no longer go to iOS12.3 (or whatever is last). You must go to whatever is most recent. So be very mindful of this as we approach September of each year.
     
  15. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    I have an iPad 12.9 - and it has the screen sensitivity issues (keypad and screen stalls) - but I love the iPad Pro and the problems are intermittent - I'll admit it is annoying but it is not something that would stop me from buying another or prevent me from upgrading.

    FWIW - my iPhone is on the same iOS - now on 1OS 12.3 and iPhone does not have the issue and never had it on previous versons of the iOS
     
  16. MisterSavage macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I always upgrade. I've had issues upgrading my Mac but not my iOS devices.
     
  17. gwhizkids macrumors 601

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    It is always wise to update to the latest released version, say, within 30 days of it being released. As noted above, there are a lot of security updates and bug fixes in those updates. Given your risk aversion, I would stay away from beta versions. And by waiting until a released version is out a month or so, you can be sure there are going to be no show stopping bugs present.
     
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    Moderator Note:

    The thread had derailed somewhat so a number of posts have been deleted or edited. Please stay on topic.
     
  19. throAU macrumors 603

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    Security updates are one of the big reasons i run iOS.

    NOT updating defeats the purpose of running the iOS platform to a large degree IMHO.
     
  20. Nhwhazup thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So I did update to the latest iOS on my X. But I’m holding off on my older IPP 9.7.
     
  21. jagolden macrumors 6502a

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    I would upgrade , if for nothing else but to keep the system up-to-date with any security issues.
    My Xs Max is running beautiful on the latest update.
    Yesterday I updated my wife’s 7+ to it and it is running great also. Very snappy.

    I’m skipping the current beta version. Everything is running so well and iOS 13 will be here soon enough.
     
  22. MisterSavage macrumors 6502a

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    FYI zero issues after upgrading my 2016 9.7 IPP.
     
  23. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    Good choice.
    If it ain’t break, don’t fix it.
    Stability is the king.
     
  24. *~Kim~* macrumors 6502a

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    If you plan to keep the device a long while, not updating will eventually cause problems. I had to upgrade my iPad 3 from 7 to 9 in 2017 for this reason (apps I wanted to continue using required 8), even though performance wise, it wasn’t great. I’m starting to think that staying a major release back until just before the launch of the next might be the best way to go in terms of maximising performance for as long as possible and avoiding running into issues where apps demand updates.

    I haven’t done 12.3 on my Mini 5 yet but probably will do via iTunes in a few weeks.
     
  25. Expobill Suspended

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    well 2020air and ipad are deregistered, does this mean no more updates for the ipad?
     

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