which is your favourite ios

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by professional445, Aug 17, 2015.



  1. ios 1

  2. ios 2

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  3. ios 3

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  4. ios 4

  5. ios 6

  6. ios 7

  7. ios 8

  8. ios 9

  9. ios 5 i forgot to add this also my faourite is ios 6 but i put 9 by accident

  10. Jailbroken

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  1. AmazingTechGeek macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2015
    As much as I liked the iOS 7 redesign,iOS 6 remains my favorite. It was quite polished. While there may have been a few issues, it still had the smoothest experience compared to future iterations.
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    iOS 6. Easily the smoothest, fastest, and most stable iOS version I've used to date. Had good battery life too...got 7-8 hours usage on my iPhone 5back in the day. It's a shame we can't use it anymore.
  3. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    iOS 7. The redesign video narrated by Jony really left an impression.
  4. Stickharuhi macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2015
    iOS 6 has little function. The current is always the best.
  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    Wasn't looking for your approval. We're all entitled to our own opinion.
  6. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2014
    Dont know but iOS 8 is running pretty great on my iPhone 6 although there's a bunch of crap I hate about it.

    - Useless apps (Newsstand, Game Center, Tips, Apple Watch)

    - Apple Music sucks

    - Double clicking home button for multitasking is stupid

    - Double tapping home button for the bring everything down view is stupid

    - Settings is too bloated now

    - iCloud still is depressing

    - Siri pales in comparison to Cortana
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Haven't used iOS 9 on my phone so will hold off making judgements about it. However, my favourite iOS is probably iOS 7 in terms of how it ran and the new things it brought. Still think it was much smoother on my iPhone 5 than iOS 8 ever has been on my 6 Plus.
  8. Desi530 macrumors newbie


    Aug 8, 2015
    iOS 7.1.2 to be exact. That version was stable, had great battery life, and had great performance.
  9. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
  10. FatPuppy macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2012
    iOS 6.1.3 was by far my favourite iOS ever, it was fast, smooth, very few bugs and ran great on under powered devices like the iphone 4 or the ipad 3.
  11. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    while i long to be able to return my a5 powered devices to ios6, as that was the last os that ran *well*, i'd probably say my favourite was ios5. ran great and i recall it added a bunch of great features: iMessage, siri, notifications, reminders, photo stream. iOS6 was more about purging google than adding much.
  12. Yongkykun macrumors member


    Jul 21, 2015
    Should've put another option there "Any iOS jailbroken"
  13. BobRon macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2012
    I'm torn between iOS 6 and 9(no joke intended). I really loved how polished and complete 6 was, and I really was liking iCloud integration and the slight de-skeumorphisim of iOS. But 9 again is finally polished, since 7 and 8 never really felt right for me. I guess its those multiples of threes that always stand out. I have to go with 9 because it brings so many features that 6 didn't have.
  14. professional445 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2015
    newer is not always better

    at least not for everyone

    i prefer a slightly more simple ios which works perfectly and has no performance issues, bugs, lag etc to a pretty ios with lots of features many of which do contain what i stated above

    i guess if someone is just a starbucks/facebook user though then they dont mind having some issues as long as they have the latest thing to show off
  15. GreyOS macrumors 68030


    Apr 12, 2012
    iOS 9 - never had any major issues with any version and always appreciated the additions with each iteration.
  16. vertsix macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
    iOS 6 ran buttery smooth on my iPod touch 5th generation. I also preferred its design. However any software gets outdated after a while, so iOS 6 would be really obsolete by today's standards.

    I'd say iOS 8 is my favorite iOS so far, mainly based on the fact that it's incredibly smooth and relatively stable on my iPhone 5s. It also offers lots of useful features over iOS 6. Battery life is also pretty good. Will see what iOS 9 has to offer.
  17. nordique macrumors 6502a

    Oct 12, 2014
    iOS 6 was at the time the least inspiring iOS to me, but funny enough it is today what I would call my favourite overall

    It was fast, stable, brought some great new features (at the time, I thought turn by turn navigation was worth it alone...once I came around to it) and overall was such a solid OS.

    I liked features brought on by older iOS versions such as iOS 5 with the notification centre, weather widget, iMessages, among other things - and iOS 7 bringing a new design and control centre (which was sorely needed at the time but in hindsight probably does not hold up as well as the older "classic and mature" design), and iOS 8 which is my least favourite experience so far due to the bugginess and the problems i had with it at launch, but it has brought some of my favourite features overall such a third party widgets and quick reply text messaging or deleting notifications from lock screen. I use quick reply often and it is probably my most used subtle feature.

    iOS 9 beta is showing promise, I really like the subtle San Fran font (much easier to read) and little touches like how the keyboard has capitol/lower case letters now or how the battery usage stats are presented. I find it is also more stable for me in its beta than either iOS 8 or iOS 7 were at similar points in their beta cycle which is really good.

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