When do iOS 9 reviews drop?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Rogifan, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Should we be expecting iOS 9 reviews tonight or will they not come until the embargo for new phones is lifted? I'm assuming that will be next Wednesday?
     
  2. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    I believe it will be tonight. NDAs expire then, I think. But it may not be until the reviews for 6s/6s+ are released, probably next Thursday, just before the phones arrive.
     
  3. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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  4. protobiont macrumors 6502a

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    Does your 73 year old grandmother read reviews of updates to mobile operating systems?
     
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  6. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    No.
     
  7. RebornProphet Suspended

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    Being honest, there's very little on iPhone to upgrade for.

    Siri redesign, new Notes, new wallpapers, a redesigned app switcher, but no major compelling reason to leave iOS 8.4.1 behind.

    On the iPad, especially if you have the Air 2, then there's the full Split Screen Multitasking to upgrade for, but older iPad owners needn't bother unless they really want the inferior and far less useful Slide Over feature.
     
  8. Crusoe macrumors regular

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    The Guardian's review (yesterday)
     
  9. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    So, why aren't the reviews mentioning that apparently iOS 9 is pretty laggy and slows down the iPhone 6/6+?

    Considering Apple said iOS 9 was actually suppose to make everything faster. Turns out its iOS 9.1 that apparently optimizes iOS 9?

    Dont know if I want to upgrade.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Are these pieces of random articles you find and post from somewhere? iOS 9 is going to be released in a matter of hours.
     
  11. Yun0 Suspended

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    cause its not laggy & its not slow on iphone 6? a 6+? a bit maybe, but not the 6, what, so ever.
     
  12. Tamagotchi, Sep 16, 2015
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    I'll give you my personal, and anonymous review really quick based on my 6 Plus experience:
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    Realistic Review:


    Performance/Speed - 3/10 - Sluggish UI, slow app opening speed, heavy feeling while typing, etc. Will slow down older models (even the 6 and 6 Plus just released 1 year ago).

    Battery - 7/10 - Not on par with what we've seen on iOS8, but not disappointing.

    New Features - 2/10 - The new spotlight will only be a novelty for a couple of hours, after that you'll never use it, especially due to it's lack of configurability. The news app is as poorly designed as Apple Music, there are better alternatives such as Flipboard. Large et cetera.

    Ecosystem - 9/10 - Same excellent ecosystem we're used to.

    Siri - 9/10 - Super fast. Keeps getting better and better.

    Overall - 6/10 - Barely passes. It is an unacceptable release.
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    Then there will be the Fanboy reviews you'll find on websites, magazines, etc - They will all give it a minimum of 8/10 and praise it (secretly begging Apple to pour more Ad $$$$ on them - so they'll never give a realistic review in order nor to lose revenue). Or they just can't be objective and confess their loved Apple can actually make a disappointing software release.
     
  13. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    The fact that you threw in the word fanboy just made your "review" worthless IMO.
     
  14. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    Because perhaps it's not laggy and slow for them? I'm assuming if it was it would show up in their reviews. It certainly did with Watch reviews.
     
  15. mporcheron macrumors member

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    If it's unacceptable, surely it failed?
     
  16. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    Thanks for the link. I noticed this review throws around the world revolution. I've see that quite a bit recently. Why does iOS 9 need to be a revolution? Is Android M or Windows 10 revolutions? At this point with software it's all about making things incrementally better. I'm not suggesting iOS is perfect by any means but what revolution is the Guardian looking for?
     
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    In my opinion, what some reviewer says about the OS is not really important to me. What is important, is me installing the OS and deciding for myself, whether I like the OS and whether or not it suits my needs.

    How iOS 9 runs on one person's iPhone is not necessarily how it will run on my iPhone. Be careful not to get hung up on reviews.
     
  18. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Safari is way better; seems like some time was spent optimizing it. It's smoother; etc. 8/10.
     
  19. vista980622 macrumors 6502

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    Nope. If it's a fresh install under the exact same hardware identifier, the performance and reliability of iOS 9 is the same across every iPhone. (*Although available networks, and certain features like FaceTime Audio availability may vary due to carrier limitations.)
     
  20. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    I think they are setting reader expectations rather than looking for a revolutionary new OS update.
     
  21. Tamagotchi macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry the word fanboy offended you ;)
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    And that's ultimately the reality.
     
  23. TeeRav19 macrumors member

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    Most of the reviews seemed pretty positive and I am actually pretty excited for this release. I realize Apple didn't add groundbreaking features but I am excited for better battery saving options, redesigned notes, and proactive Siri. However, I hope that I do not experience any battery or performance issues that seem to be affecting several users.
     
  24. hockeytown5 macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty baffled that none of the these reviews mention the fairly obvious decline in performance and speed in iOS 9.0 GM. 9.1 made it better but still pales in comparison to the how swift 8.4.1 is on my iPhone 6. Unless they're somehow all blinded by Apple's performance hype or they're working off a different build, it doesn't really make sense to me...
     

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