Friday, October 18, 2013

More on iOS 7, iPhone 5S Problems

Well, the floodgates are opening. Because Apple commands so much ad money, many places avoid criticizing anything Apple. But once a few places do so, it becomes OK to talk about the obvious.

Anyway, I feel vindicated, I've only been talking about this since the day iOS 7 released [link, link, link, link]. The volume of news stories about individual bugs made it clear that iOS 7 had significant problems. Also, many Apple users just flat out do not like it.

I want you to take away three things from this article (and the ones linked to above):

  1. Apple has released its worst upgrade ever. It fails so badly it is kind of like Windows ME and Windows 8 combined.
  2. The iPhone 5S has sensors so faulty that it seems likely that Apple will have to recall all of them.
  3. iPhone 4 and 4S users are in major pain and Apple will not let them downgrade. If you have a 4 or 4S and have not yet "upgraded" you really should not do so. Apple should let these users downgrade.

iOS 7 problems:

Apple iOS 7, The Worst Operating System Released? : Biz/Tech : Jobs & Hire

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Image Is Fading With Bugs Of iOS7 | eFinance Hub

iPhone owners: more and more apple (appl) IOS 7 problems

Apple iOS 7 problems take away from the initial glamour

10News - iPhone owners report more Apple iOS 7 problems - Don't Waste Your Money Story

Review: Apple's New iOS Software Plagued by Problems | CIO Today

This next article annoys me with it's apologetic tone toward Apple. Here's a quote:
You just have to accept the reality that the iOS 7 is designed for the newer iPhone 5, 5S and 5C. The iOS 7 is just too much for the older hardware in the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Updating the OS in these older iPhones will cause owners to face a lot of issues regarding the iOS 7 behavior.
That is his lede paragraph and it is simply infuriating:

  • If iOS 7 is really for the newer phones, why did Apple release it for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S?
  • Surely the author realizes that Apple was selling the iPhone 4 only a month ago and is still selling the iPhone 4S. Shouldn't one expect to still be able to run the latest software there?
  • If it is so bad there, why is Apple not letting people downgrade? Apple has the capability to do this. That is how developers were able to test iOS 7 versions, yet get their phones back to a stable release when necessary.
iPhone 4 & 4S iOS 7 Update: The Most Annoying Problem Is. | sidhtech

iPhone 5S faulty sensor problem:

It is increasingly likely that Apple will need to recall all iPhone 5Ses over this issue:
Apple Inc. iPhone 5S Sensors Are Messed Up, Causing A Serious Issue

The iPhone 5S sensors are dangerously faulty: How did Apple mess up? | ExtremeTech

Apple could be ready to bosh Bosch - Thanks for the MEMS | TechEye

Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone 5S Sensor Glitch May Be Fault of Supplier

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