What if... iOS 8.3 is released on or before April 24?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by techguy9, Apr 5, 2015.

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Would you be angry if iOS 8.3 were released before Apple Watch launch?

  1. Yes!

    4 vote(s)
    5.8%
  2. No

    27 vote(s)
    39.1%
  3. Don't really care.

    38 vote(s)
    55.1%
  1. techguy9 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Would you be angry that Apple forced all of us to have a useless Apple Watch for an entire x.1 version? Answer the poll and respond below.
     
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  3. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    Why wouldn't the watch be compatible with 8.3?
     
  4. I am Sampson macrumors 6502

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    Angry? What?! I don't understand, am I missing something?
     
  5. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    I'd say well played apple for making people who don't read apple related news aware of the watch.
     
  6. Planey28 macrumors 6502

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    If you are referring to the apple watch app in 8.2, then I'd say the reason it came in 8.2 instead of 8.3 was to have it on as many iPhones as possible, so on release day most people are ready. It's not useless, its about making launch as smooth as possible.
     
  7. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't be mad.

    Anything to fix the plethora of bugs STILL in iOS 8.
     
  8. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    I don't get this, why would even one person be angry? What would make the Apple Watch worthless if we got an upgrade to the OS? What are you talking about?
     
  9. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    What does the release of iOS 8.3 have to do with the :apple:Watch release date. I don't get it.
     
  10. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    8.3 will be compatible with the Apple Watch just like 8.2 so what does it matter? :confused:
     
  11. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Exactly my thoughts. There is no reason why the release of iOS 8.3 would have any negative effect on the :apple:Watch.
     
  12. srshaw, Apr 5, 2015
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    No more angry than wasting my time reading this pointless thread.
     
  13. RodChester macrumors regular

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    Actually I hope 8.3 drops sooner rather than later. It looks like the next jailbreak release won't be out until 8.3 comes out. The sooner 8.3 is released, the sooner I can get a jailbreak.
     
  14. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    Give 8.3 2 weeks after the watch arrives and a million people are using it. You just never know what little thing might show up in software. I would hate to do a 8.3 the day the watch arrives and then 8.4 a few days later.

    They were brilliant doing the base update for the watch for 8.2. They got an advertisement on every phone and it probably makes the review watches work much better. I am happy to know I can already get my picture favorites folder ready and waiting to sync to the watch beforehand. I already HAVE a favorites folder on my phone where I put the pictures I show off the most but now I will add more.
     
  15. PhiLLoW macrumors 6502

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    Seems like you don't understand how the OS works.


    Apple watch is 8.2 compatible and will be 8.3 compatible. I'm afraid nobody has a clue what you're talking about
     
  16. Julien macrumors G3

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    I don't understand what releasing iOS 8.3 has to do with the :apple:Watch or getting angry

    Isn't 8.3 rumored to be the Beats/iTunes update?
     
  17. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Nope, not at all. In fact, another way to look at it, launching on 8.2 first was smart. That way, it can give Apple more time to test the companion app so there are no issues. If there are, Apple can patch them in 8.3.

    So in that regard, it should launch before Apple watch goes on sale.
     
  18. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    I think that's 8.4 as it stands right now. But of course, flexible schedule and all that.
     
  19. Julien macrumors G3

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    Sounds right and 8.3 will have bug fixes only. However I still don't understand what the OP is posting about, do you?
     
  20. APPLE-FANATIC macrumors 6502a

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    What does iOS 8.3 have to do with the :apple: Watch?? Wasn't that the purpose of Apple releasing iOS 8.2? :confused:
     
  21. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    Nope, no clue.
     
  22. walshy1009 macrumors regular

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    I'm assuming some people wouldn't appreciate a software update before AW launch or on AW launch day as Apple may tell you to even upgrade to iOS 8.3 even though there's support for it in 8.2 (doubt it though)

    We'll have to wait and see I guess.
     
  23. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    I think the OP, like others here, are upset that we have the Apple Watch Companion app, and either 1) its useless until the Watch is on sale or 2) have no interest in the Watch. As such, they label it bloatware.
     
  24. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    So what difference would it make if 8.3 was released before the Watch?
     
  25. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Wait did you update your devices or did Apple?

    Exactly.
     

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