Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 22:52 UTC
Apple

Apple today announced it has sold a record-breaking nine million new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones on September 20. In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history.

Impressive.

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Comment by Morgan
by Morgan on Tue 24th Sep 2013 10:42 UTC
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history.


That would be because it is pretty much forced on older iPhone users. My sis was saying she would avoid the new update on her 4S until she had to download an app from the App Store, as the phone wouldn't let her do that without taking the update first.

I'm glad I left the platform when I did. I was excited about iOS 7 until I started reading about more new bugs than new features in the development releases.

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RE: Comment by Morgan
by MOS6510 on Tue 24th Sep 2013 10:47 in reply to "Comment by Morgan"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Android users cry because they can't update,
iPhone users cry because they don't want to update.

What a strange planet we live on!

I haven't encountered any iOS 7 bugs so far. I'm aware of the lock screen bypass one.

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RE[2]: Comment by Morgan
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 24th Sep 2013 11:38 in reply to "RE: Comment by Morgan"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I haven't encountered any iOS 7 bugs so far.


One of my best friends has a rare genetic disorder that causes her vision to be bad. iOS 6 was a joy to use for her, with lots of contrast and clearly defined clickable areas.

iOS 7, not so much. She simply cannot use it.

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RE[2]: Comment by Morgan
by Ggger on Tue 24th Sep 2013 11:43 in reply to "RE: Comment by Morgan"
Ggger Member since:
2013-09-24

I haven't encountered any iOS 7 bugs so far. I'm aware of the lock screen bypass one.

The difference between bugs and features is often subtle; anyway, in iOS 7 Apple somewhat adjusted its device identification API yet again (in particular, apps cannot access MAC address any more). Apple has never recommended that vendors should use MAC addresses for device identification, but for vendors the decision always depends on technicalities.

For now, users of a few popular games complain that their progress is dropped to zero. Non-game apps are also affected.

Depending on your point of view, you can blame either Apple (e.g. for not advertising their changes actively enough as it was in case of UDIDs) or 3d party vendors, but the result is the same - users suffer. We will see soon how big the problem is.

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RE[2]: Comment by Morgan
by JAlexoid on Tue 24th Sep 2013 13:38 in reply to "RE: Comment by Morgan"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

How good for you, because iPhone4 is barely running iOS7.

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RE: Comment by Morgan
by kristoph on Wed 25th Sep 2013 11:04 in reply to "Comment by Morgan"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

This is inaccurate. If you want an update that is tied to the latest version of iOS you obviously have to update. However Apple just changed the way the store works so it will now let you choose the last compatible version so now you still have access to a 100k worth of apps even if you don't upgrade.

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RE[2]: Comment by Morgan
by Morgan on Wed 25th Sep 2013 11:16 in reply to "RE: Comment by Morgan"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

In my defense, it was third party information; I thought that was obvious. I sold my iPhone before iOS 7 was released and was going by what my sister said.

However Apple just changed the way the store works


That's a bit ambiguous; did they "just change it" in the past day or so, or did they change it with the release of iOS 7? If the former, then it's quite possible my sis did encounter a situation where she wasn't allowed to download an app without taking the update first, and my anecdote has merit. If the latter, then it's possible she just assumed she had to update the OS first. I'll have to ask her next time I see her.

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