I have iPhone 4S and iPad 3, and they keep pestering me to “upgrade” to iOS 7, version 7.0.4. I’ve read that some users have experienced problems with iOS 7. I am not desperate to upgrade, everything works OK on iOS 6.1.3
In days gone by I would have been the first to “upgrade”, but over the course of time I’ve seen many upgrades that seemed more like downgrades occur, and my apple devices get progressively slower with each new upgrade. They take out features that I like, and move things that I didn’t want or ask to be moved.
Highlights of my Apple “upgrades” :
1. Google Maps, replaced by Apple Maps, what utter crap Apple Maps is. Eventually someone told me I can get Google Maps back, they have a free app.
2. I had a video application that used to play .MKV files (in fact all video files) flawlessly, one upgrade later and nada, no, cannot play. iTunes store’s response, “all sales are final”, they wouldn’t give me my money back.
3.My old iPhone 3G just used to get slower and slower. I use that maps a lot to navigate in London, and it became eventually unusable.
4. iTunes DJ, just gone, doesn’t exist any-more, upgrade version 11 they just took it out.
5. My calculator, contacts, compass and voice recorder now live in a folder, why ?
My point is that I’m rapidly coming to the conclusion that upgrades aren’t always a benefit, and sometimes they actually seem like downgrades. Windows 8 is another prime example, I’ve spoken to many people who hate not having the start button and their design for touch screen devices, on non-touch screen devices. Many people have had their machines downgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 7, myself included.
These days, I inspect each and every upgrade before installing, and don’t install it unless it’s needed and necessary.
Questions I’m left with are things like :
Why do these large companies feel they can just start taking features out, and call it an upgrade ?
Do they conspire to “break” older devices so that you are pushed in the direction of buying new ones ?
Some of you have probably already upgraded to iOS 7. What do you think ?
I’m putting it out for a Poll, do you think I should “upgrade” my iPhone 4s and iPad 3 to iOS 7.0.4 ?
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