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#16 vetsanctified

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 13:53

Since when an OS it's supposed to be "fun" or not to be "boring" :huh: honest question.

An OS, above all, must be functional.


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Posted 12 June 2012 - 13:55

Where you guys hoping for strippers and a keg? It's a mobiles OS, how exciting can it get? From what I read, I am happy about it when it comes to the masses. Siri on iPad isa something I am looking forward to very much.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 14:00

Question. I was going to install iOS6 on my iphone 4s last night but read on the apple site that you can not downgrade back to 5.1.1 if you want to, so I didn't install it.

Is this true? Can you not go back down to 5.1.1 if you dont like it or it gives you problems?

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 14:00

Why would iOS need to be 'entertaining' when you have half a million apps to load onto your phone? :huh:

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 14:05

So no turn by turn navigation for iPhone 4 or iPad 2. Not surprising really, as during the key note siri read out the directions, which automatically made me think it wouldn't be available on devices without siri.

When Apple launches iOS 6 this fall, iPhone 4 users won't be able to use turn-by-turn directions or Flyover in the new Maps application, as that functionality is limited to the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and third-generation iPad.



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Posted 12 June 2012 - 14:08

I think it's pure gold.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 14:09

Why would iOS need to be 'entertaining' when you have half a million apps to load onto your phone? :huh:


My main point was what else does it need? I can't think of anything. which makes me wonder why all the fan boys argue so much about the different OS's.
Surely iOS/Andriod and WP8 will all be hitting brick walls with what they do.

Apple sort of kick started the new OS side of things, when they released iOS, it forced everyone to focus more on touch OS's. But once they become developed to extent iOS is. What will come next? We're almost at the stage where updates just contain bug fixes and security fixes. As there isn't very many ground breaking features that can be added now.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 14:10

I think it feels underwhelming because all previous versions have brought in some BIG features all of which are things that most users use EVERY DAY!

I'm sure people will appreciate this update over iOS5, but I too think there isn't much there; at least nothing that is near as significant as the features that came with previous versions.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 14:12

I think it feels underwhelming because all previous versions have brought in some BIG features all of which are things that most users use EVERY DAY!

I'm sure people will appreciate this update over iOS5, but I too think there isn't much there; at least nothing that is near as significant as the features that came with previous versions.


Nothing significant for you at least. More languages for Siri it's a godsend for the rest of us in the world.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 14:14

I don't expect to have a whole new OS with a lot of changes for my iPod Touch 4th generation. Specially if the upgrade is free. If iOS 6 is free then i don't see the problem. It's an update to the OS coming with my iPOd Touch 4. In fact i call this very good support.

I would expect the next big update to iOS to come with the new iPod Touch 5 and iPhone 5 sometime next year and not be avalaible to 4th generation of iPhone and iPod or be sold for people owning those devices.

#26 Shadrack

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 14:43

Nothing significant for you at least. More languages for Siri it's a godsend for the rest of us in the world.


I'm sure it is, but supporting more languages should be an incremental update thing not a major highlight of a new version IMO. But I currently have no Siri, so either way for me....

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 15:27

Definitely seems like a smaller incremental update rather than something that warrants a major version number increase. Not too impressed.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 15:39

I was talking about this over Twitter last night. While the updates are 'nice', it's barely even worthy of a full incremental number update, i know numbers don't really mean much these days but iOS5.5 would of been more fitting... nothing has really changed. That being said, i've not used it yet.


iOS 5.5 would have been a great name! I want my widgets/live icons! *throws temper tantrum*

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 15:42

I think Apple might be playing it a little too safe with iOS


While I fully agree, and as a result see them as sort of "falling behind", they have the most elegant user experience and would be damned if they messed an update up now.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 15:51

Where you guys hoping for strippers and a keg? It's a mobiles OS, how exciting can it get? From what I read, I am happy about it when it comes to the masses. Siri on iPad isa something I am looking forward to very much.


You'd imagine something like that from the 'worlds most advanced mobile operating system', no?