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#61 OP Garry

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 21:26

After using it today on my iPhone (I had the beta on my iPad for awhile) here are some things:

I Like:
* The way it handles Facebook contacts is nice and the way it should be done (by keeping them all separate but accessible).
* Finally I can set individual vibrations on incoming text messages per-contact. Excellent.
* Do not disturb and being able to auto-schedule-set do not disturb for late at night. Added bonus that contacts in your 'favorites' can still call you which is good for an emergency.
* Updating apps in App Store no longer requires me to enter my password which is a plus.

Things I'm not crazy about:
* Change to iTunes Match functionality. Now songs are streamed by default and in order to download a track you have to download the entire album or make a playlist with the tracks you want and download the whole playlist. I preferred the caching file by default method in iOS 5. I think iTunes Match is more of a hassle in iOS 6 than it was in iOS 5. In 5 I could just play music that I wanted to hear. In 6 I have to make the decision to stream or download the track.
* Most of the cosmetic changes are just oh-gee-whiz. And I really am disliking the blue status bar on some of the screens. The whole device is just overly blue now and I want to fix that but can't because no untethered jailbreak yet. Forgot how use to f.lux I am. Now I feel like I'm staring at a florescent bulb which is unpleasant.



What is the procedure for that? Thanks.


- Connect iPhone using USB cable.
- Open iTunes and click on your phone on the left hand side.
- Hold alt and click 'Check for update.'
- Select the ipsw file and hit OK

I know it works because I did it on mine last night. Might even work when upgrading from iOS 5, unless you're certain it doesn't?


#62 Shadrack

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 21:32

- Connect iPhone using USB cable.
- Open iTunes and click on your phone on the left hand side.
- Hold alt and click 'Check for update.'
- Select the ipsw file and hit OK

I know it works because I did it on mine last night. Might even work when upgrading from iOS 5, unless you're certain it doesn't?


No, I'm not certain that it won't work. I just never thought of trying it in that way. I thought you could only select an ipsw file if you were doing a restore. Thanks for the information.

#63 vetTHolman

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 22:55

* Most of the cosmetic changes are just oh-gee-whiz. And I really am disliking the blue status bar on some of the screens. The whole device is just overly blue now and I want to fix that but can't because no untethered jailbreak yet. Forgot how use to f.lux I am. Now I feel like I'm staring at a florescent bulb which is unpleasant.


Not sure how to help you out, but Apple has always been pretty fond of blues, at least since the '90s. Aqua, early iMacs, all of that. But I do think the status bar should be black. It separates it from the app that's running and makes it easier for your eyes to distinguish between an OS function and an app.

#64 Shadrack

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 23:00

Not sure how to help you out, but Apple has always been pretty fond of blues, at least since the '90s. Aqua, early iMacs, all of that. But I do think the status bar should be black. It separates it from the app that's running and makes it easier for your eyes to distinguish between an OS function and an app.


Its no big deal. I'll get use to it. Hopefully an untethered jailbreak comes out soon and I can reinstall f.lux and adjust the white balance to my liking. For me, I've found that a little more red is easier on my eyes even if the color is a bit off.

#65 SMELTN

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:30

So far like iOS 6. Does passbook not work right now? I mean it opens but I don't see anything listed, and have no option of adding cards to it?

#66 +Martog

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:38

No, that article is a bunch of unnecessary steps. I just downloaded the firmware for my device and installed it in iTunes. It won't do an upgrade install, it has to be a full install followed by a restore of your backup. You'll have to wait for an upgrade installer next week. The whole "you have to install a fresh 5.1.1 in order to get it to work on non developer devices" is simply not true.


Actually you can do an upgrade from 5.1.1 without doing a backup, full install, and restore. In windows just shift click the "Check of Updates" button and it brings up the wonderful browse to file, I did not have to restore my iPhone 4 or iPad 2 using this method.

Top shows when you shift click "Restore" and bottoms shows when you shift click "Check of Updates"

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#67 jbrooksuk

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:54

I kept getting errors on my phone, then it got stuck on restoring screen. I restarted it, kept trying to install and then finally it worked! I then had issues activating over WiFi, but that was sorted by just connecting it to iTunes.

My thoughts:
  • That blue bar is stupid, it never fits in and when you change to a black screen it just doesn't look right while there is lag until it changes.
  • Facebook integration is nice, I like that I can update from anywhere.
  • Share board is hot!
  • Passbook is useless, but I used PassSource just so I could add one.
  • VIP on Mail is awesome!
  • App Store is buggy and looks awful compared to the new Music app.
  • The "New" banner over newly downloaded apps is cool!
  • Do not Disturb + the fact it can be scheduled rocks. I love that only my Family group can contact me at night.
  • Maps is awesome, it even took me a better way to work than my Sat nav used to when I first started at the job.
  • Siri is so much more useful now.
  • Panorama is the ****s.
  • LET ME PUT THE NEWSSTAND IN A FOLDER, PLEASE!
  • All in all, lots of new goodies, but nothing really of use right now.


#68 richardsim7

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:19

LET ME PUT THE NEWSSTAND IN A FOLDER, PLEASE!



You can, but it's tricky ;)

#69 OP Garry

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:25

Apps need to be enabled for Passbook integration. I'm expecting Apps such as Starbucks to be updated sooner rather than later.

To those of you complaining about the status bar, Apple have given developers the choice as to whether it's black or translucent. It's up to developers to decide so, if you're not happy with how it looks in a particular app, contact the developer.

#70 jbrooksuk

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:27

You can, but it's tricky ;)

Without jailbreaking you can't, there was that bug in iOS5, but they fixed it in 5.1 didn't they?

Apps need to be enabled for Passbook integration. I'm expecting Apps such as Starbucks to be updated sooner rather than later.


I hope Tesco do! Also, is PassBook supposed to be able to be used for store cards, like Arcadia etc?

#71 OP Garry

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:34

Without jailbreaking you can't, there was that bug in iOS5, but they fixed it in 5.1 didn't they?

I hope Tesco do! Also, is PassBook supposed to be able to be used for store cards, like Arcadia etc?


It depends. Passbook is designed to show a barcode or other identifying mark at places such as Point of Sale or Point of Entry. You're not going to be able to put credit/debit/store cards in there. That's why NFC seemed like a good idea. If the banks released Passbook-integrated apps, you could have gotten your phone out at the till, chosen the appropriate card and paid via NFC. Starbucks is an exception as they have little barcode scanners as the till which scan a barcode inside the Starbucks app.

As it is, it's more likely to be used for things like cinema tickets you've ordered online, boarding passes and so on.

#72 jbrooksuk

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:11

That's a shame, there is endless possibilities they could do with it if they had added NFC. I see why they didn't - because it's not ready yet - but there would have been a major push forward to support it everywhere if Apple had indeed added it.

As it is, it's more likely to be used for things like cinema tickets you've ordered online, boarding passes and so on.


I can imagine it now, book it online, receive an email on my iPhone, open it up, BOOM ticket on Passbook. Yeah - I hope it happens in the UK quicker than it will in the US.

#73 Bad Booster

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 13:03

So far like iOS 6. Does passbook not work right now? I mean it opens but I don't see anything listed, and have no option of adding cards to it?


You can add FAKE tickets/Passes to your Passbook by visiting http://www.passsource.com

The delete animation is very satisfying ;)

#74 kevpan815

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 15:58

Jase: You are required to Install it as a Restore if you are already running a Beta Version of it and then restore your stuff from Backup using either ITunes or ICloud, if you are a real Apple Developer you should have known that already, as downloading Leaked IOS Builds from Non Apple Websites Will Void Your Warrenty if Apple catches you doing so. I should also NOTE that Apple will REJECT any WARRENY REPACEMENT REQUEST if the Apple IOS Device has a BETA on it even if YOU ARE AN APPLE DEVELOPER! Just FYI.

#75 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 16:09

Not sure how to help you out, but Apple has always been pretty fond of blues, at least since the '90s. Aqua, early iMacs, all of that. But I do think the status bar should be black. It separates it from the app that's running and makes it easier for your eyes to distinguish between an OS function and an app.


It should be silver like the top bar in os x. I should really make some concepts and post them here...