Worried for Public launch of iOS 9 next week

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by thedeejay, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. thedeejay macrumors 65816

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    With the public launch of iOS 9 next week, I have to say I'm kind of worried. I usually never install GMs on my device and this is the first time I've decided to. But looking at how it's running and I've set it up as new, I'm scared to think what would happen when I restore from a 8.4.1 backup. Any inputs/past experiences Apple veterans?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Given how things were with 7.0 and 8.0, we will survive.
     
  3. xPad macrumors regular

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    What, exactly, are you worried about?
     
  4. sanke1 macrumors 65816

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    iOS 9 GM is far far better than the conditions of iOS 7 and 8 at launch. They were unusable with lag, stutter and random reboots.

    Provided, this GM IS the same version byte by byte to be released to common public next week, we will be alright.
     
  5. mkaen macrumors regular

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    The GM is running beautifully here on iPhone 6. I'm nonplussed by your supposed concerns.
     
  6. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    Define 'beautifully'. For people looking to upgrade we want specifics, not buzz words.
     
  7. xPad macrumors regular

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    How is that a buzzword? He's giving you his opinion, sheesh.

    It runs just fine. If you are timid, stay away. You can't even install it for a week unless you've gone out of your way to acquire access to it.
     
  8. newellj macrumors 601

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    If it's still available, install the public beta and find out for yourself. You've been around long enough to know that people with identical devices can have extremely different views about how well iOS runs.
     
  9. RewAU macrumors newbie

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  10. estabya macrumors 6502

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    I had the GM on my 5S from Wednesday until about an hour ago. The battery life was abysmal. (about 9-10 hours standby and 3 hours of use dropped me to ~20% every day). Additionally, there was intermittent but quite frequent stutter and dropped frames during animations, usually on the app switcher and when opening the control center or notifications. It just felt sluggish and clunky compared to 8.4.1. This was all from a clean restore and set up as new device.

    I just dropped back to 8.4.1. I really hope this GM is not the same version as the public release coming Wednesday. I will probably be waiting until 9.0.x or beyond if the 5S battery life issue isn't resolved. What sucks the most is I already put watchOS 2 on my watch, so I can't use that again until I upgrade to a usable build of iOS 9...
     
  11. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Mine was atrocious too on my 5s....until I replaced my way past 1000 cycle battery ;)
     
  12. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    The GM build will be the exact same build that will be released on Wednesday.
     
  13. JXShine macrumors 6502

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    Nothing is going to happen. Stop worrying.
     
  14. estabya macrumors 6502

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    Haha touché. My 5S has ~250 cycles. What's alarming is that the usage time on the 9 GM is half to a third of what I get on 8.4.1.

    It's only on my 5S though. My iPad Air 2 and iPod touch 6 both have about the same battery life and less performance issues. They are both A8 SOCs though....
     
  15. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Historically, X.1 tends to be the OS that improves battery life.
     
  16. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    :confused::confused::confused:

    250 cycles? Did you just buy it?
     
  17. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    theres a way of seeing battery cycle counts now? or u guessed?
     
  18. estabya macrumors 6502

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    Yeah kinda. I got it a while back after realizing the 6 was too big for me.
     
  19. estabya macrumors 6502

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    I use coconutbattery on OS X.
     
  20. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I think the problem is with 6 Plus users. I'm sure Apple will fix it though, 9.1 works way better.
     
  21. thedeejay thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I hope so. As of now, the GM runs quite terribly for 6+ users so one can only hope that they push out 9.1 ASAP.
     
  22. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    I think you are much more likely to get 9.01 in the next few weeks, with 9.1 coming in November. Still, 9.01 should have some meaningful adjustments.
     
  23. tdar macrumors 6502a

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    As bad as 9.0 runs on the 6+ I'd expect 9.01 very quickly. I'll be very surprised if we don't see it at the latest on the 25th with the new phones.
     
  24. nj1266 macrumors 6502a

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    How do you use it to read the iPhone's battery cycles?
     
  25. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Hi,

    As long as i can use Safari , send and recieve eMails and text , make phone calls and the battery still gives me 1 to 1.5'ish usage i'll personally be ok to update on my iPhone 6Plus and as per previous times update to the new patches as they are released.

    I fully understand the frustrations with the stutters and lags but I can live with that as long as i can use the above functions i mentioned.
     

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