Why isn't there a huge 5.1 thread on this forum??

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Calidude, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    And why is there barely a changelog regarding this pretty significant OS version?
     
  2. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    Depends on what you mean by "significant". In my experience as a programmer for Apple products, each .1 release is a major bug fix release, and a few APIS come to surface. These bug fixes usually don't make it to public change logs, but they do exist.

    Just speculating here, I haven't installed any beta, but I believe that 5.1 will resolve the remaining battery issues, bring many bug fixes to the table that few will notice, and maybe we will see even better performance.

    Personally, I am not one of these people that are eager for the next release. The only releases I was eager for was iOS 3.0 for implementing Core Data, iOS 4.1 that had great performance gains over 4.0, iOS 5 for the even greater performance increase and some new APIs, and OS X Lion for countless functional reasons, including performance on my 5 year old.
     
  3. Munchkinsdad macrumors regular

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    Maybe because it's still in beta...and the fact that it isn't really a MAJOR update as Soulstorm mentioned
     
  4. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Plenty of people have access to it, and plenty of people are complaining about fixes that will probably be addressed by it, so I'm not sure why there's no huge thread about it.
     
  5. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    If you want to discuss it then discuss it rather than discussing about a discussion about it (or lack thereof).
     
  7. jayhtee macrumors newbie

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    lol, my head's spinning :eek:
     
  8. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    iOS 4.1 included some major features (some of which were kept secret until just before release).

    iOS 5.1 so far hasn't revealed any significant new features.

    People were excited by Game Center and things like that brought by 4.1
     
  9. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    It depends what you define as plenty of people. Sure there are quite a few people both legitimately and illegimately that have it. That said its still in beta and most of the general public don't have it yet. It's not even a major release more of an incremental one to fix issues with 5.0 and 5.0.1.
     
  10. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    Most of the millions of iPad owners have never seen it.
     
  11. BanterClaus macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    The only real change that will directly affect consumers except bug fixes is the ability to manually delete individual photos from photo stream. This is the only real new feature so far...
     
  12. BlackTofu macrumors member

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    Actually I think ios 5.0.1 does not have too much changes. Just a few bugs fixed.
     
  13. newagemac macrumors 68020

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    Actually one of the new features revealed in 5.1 and widely reported on tech sites is the ability to delete individual photos from Photostream and syncing of it with your other devices on that iCloud account. But since 5.1 is still in Beta and only available to developers, no one is really supposed to talk about it because then they would be breaking their NDA.
     
  14. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I don't really consider that to be a big feature.

    It's more something that was missing from a half baked 1.0 (or 5.0!) release.
     

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