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Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 18 Sep 2014 2:20 pm

Anyone have early experiences of the latest operating system?

We have an iPhone 5S, iPad air and iPad 4th Gen and I am debating whether or not to upgrade.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 18 Sep 2014 2:29 pm

Probably an upgrade to an S5 would be in order. :P

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Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 18 Sep 2014 2:48 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Probably an upgrade to an S5 would be in order. :P


Very funny! We have our share of Android devices too but 'she who must be obeyed' likes her iPhone 5. Prefers it to her S4 :wink:

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Postby Akimbo » Thu, 18 Sep 2014 3:37 pm

*sigh* I guess my 4S will stay with 7.1.2...read a few articles that it's just not worth the new features, because it takes too much of the processing power...
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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:25 pm

Akimbo wrote:*sigh* I guess my 4S will stay with 7.1.2...read a few articles that it's just not worth the new features, because it takes too much of the processing power...


But it also more granularly lets you control what apps are doing what in the background, and see specifically which app is using up your battery.

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Re: iOS 8

Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:29 pm

Steve1960 wrote:Anyone have early experiences of the latest operating system?

We have an iPhone 5S, iPad air and iPad 4th Gen and I am debating whether or not to upgrade.


My experience is positive, but I'm biased. I also have strong financial incentive to tell you "Yes, you should upgrade your devices".

If you Google a bit, there are more lists of "What new features are in ios8" than there will be ill-informed and inaccurate anti-Apple fanboy comments in reply to your post. (And I predict a lot)

Here's two:
http://gizmodo.com/ios-8-new-features-f ... 1584820649

http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/17/62372 ... know-about

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:49 pm

And don't order it through M1... hah:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... l?cid=FBSG

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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 19 Sep 2014 7:18 am

Well I did it last night. Three iPad's and a 5S. All seem to be happy with the upgrade and no issues with missing information or Apps. None of the devices seem to run slower.

Download, installation and set up around 35 minutes for each device. No error messages or other problems.

I have not had a chance to play with the new OS myself yet but the wife seems pretty pleased with some of the new features :-)

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:21 am

Don't touch if it works and you are happy with it. My principle anyway.

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Postby Akimbo » Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:28 am

zzm9980 wrote:
Akimbo wrote:*sigh* I guess my 4S will stay with 7.1.2...read a few articles that it's just not worth the new features, because it takes too much of the processing power...


But it also more granularly lets you control what apps are doing what in the background, and see specifically which app is using up your battery.


Well that would be a good thing...

I guess I'll try it out during the weekend.
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Postby aster » Tue, 14 Oct 2014 9:52 pm

x9200 wrote:Don't touch if it works and you are happy with it. My principle anyway.


Same here. :)

Never be the first to jump at new updates. And with Apple it's always best to wait until version X.1 is out before even contemplating giving it a try...

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 15 Oct 2014 5:33 am

zzm9980 wrote:
Akimbo wrote:*sigh* I guess my 4S will stay with 7.1.2...read a few articles that it's just not worth the new features, because it takes too much of the processing power...


But it also more granularly lets you control what apps are doing what in the background, and see specifically which app is using up your battery.


That's what SHE said.

(Sorry; couldn't help it).

@Akimbo: as with any update, see if the pros outweigh the cons.

zzm9980 wrote:And don't order it through M1... hah:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... l?cid=FBSG


I know Singapore legally binds telcos but I never did like the idea of getting a phone through carrier, with the locking and stuff (again, I know it doesn't happen in Singapore). I guess this just reinforces my bias.

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Postby Steve1960 » Wed, 15 Oct 2014 6:29 pm

It seems lots of people have had issues but nothing here

iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPad retina mini, iPad retina, iPad 4th gen

All working fine :-)

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:02 pm

Steve1960 wrote:It seems lots of people have had issues but nothing here

iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPad retina mini, iPad retina, iPad 4th gen

All working fine :-)


Keep in mind (just like ANYTHING on the Internet), the people with issues will make 20-50 very loud posts about it, and those will get reposted. People where "everything is working OK" don't usually go and make anywhere near as many posts saying "nothing wrong here, business as usual".

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Postby aster » Wed, 22 Oct 2014 2:33 am

If anyone wants to take the plunge, 8.1 has been out since Monday so the first batch of bugs should have been fixed.


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