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iOS 8: yay or nay?
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 18, 2014 05:13PM
for those who regreat upgrading to 7, and did upgrade to 8, what do you think about it? better than 7? even better than 6?



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Re: iOS 8: yay or nay?
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: September 18, 2014 05:32PM
Aye, si, hai, oui...that'd be yes.



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Re: iOS 8: yay or nay?
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 18, 2014 05:34PM
just to make it clear, did you like 7 less than 6? would you have gone back to 6 if Apple allowed it?
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Re: iOS 8: yay or nay?
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: September 18, 2014 05:54PM
Fixes just about all of my gripes specific to iOS 7 and makes drastic improvements to Siri.

If you're on iOS 7, it's a no-brainer for all compatible devices excepting the iPad2 and iPhone 4S. Those devices take an extra few seconds to launch apps under iOS 8, and the in-between animations are a little choppy, but once the apps are launched they seem to run perfectly well.

If you haven't got a phone with Siri, now's a good time to upgrade. It's gotten to the point where it's a mature product and very useful... "Hey Siri" in the car is f-ing awesome.
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Re: iOS 8: yay or nay?
Posted by: Bimwad
Date: September 18, 2014 08:10PM
I find some of the new Safari bookmark behaviors on the iPad annoying.

What used to only require one tap now takes two, and there is a superfluous animation.

The shrinking address bar taken from the iPhone version is unnecessary, and blunts the usefulness of the tab and bookmark bars.

I do like the new tab gestures, though.

There are some animation stutters even on an iPad air.



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Re: iOS 8: yay or nay?
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 18, 2014 08:14PM
I think the original iPad mini is also a device that should wait to update to ios8.
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Re: iOS 8: yay or nay?
Posted by: sydric
Date: September 18, 2014 08:26PM
Wrecked my phone's ability to communicate with my car radio via Bluetooth. Have deleted and added the phone several times. Have restarted and done a hard restart on the phone. Nothing allows it to work like it did yesterday before the iOS 8 update.
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Re: iOS 8: yay or nay?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: September 18, 2014 09:40PM
I have it on the iPhone 5 and iPad 2, I think I like it. Compared to 6, more functionality but the flat icons are still something I am getting used to. I have no regrets so far.



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Re: iOS 8: yay or nay?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 19, 2014 04:20AM
Yay.

Full disclaimer- I like iOS 6 and 7.

Siri in the car is great, but I'm disappointed in that she sounds better than in iOS 7.

Siriously, I want the original, slightly robotic voice. I prefer Siri over Her.






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Re: iOS 8: yay or nay?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: September 19, 2014 06:00AM
Underwhelmed, personally. The marketing makes it seem like we can walk on water once we download it but I don't find much difference, overall, even though some things like predictive text and the new features in texting are nice..

I seem to remember predictive text with my Droid X and the swipe texting was great. And I'm still waiting for forward delete.



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Re: iOS 8: yay or nay?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: September 19, 2014 08:11AM
The new camera features are nice. You can now adjust the exposure before the shot. There is also a elf timer for 3 and 10 seconds.



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Re: iOS 8: yay or nay?
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 19, 2014 10:54AM
Love those elf timers...
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Re: iOS 8: yay or nay?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: September 19, 2014 12:23PM
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pRICE cUBE
The new camera features are nice. You can now adjust the exposure before the shot. There is also a elf timer for 3 and 10 seconds.

Didn't see those. I may be changing my mind then.



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Re: iOS 8: yay or nay?
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: September 19, 2014 05:46PM
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JoeM
Underwhelmed, personally. The marketing makes it seem like we can walk on water once we download it but I don't find much difference...

Have you tried this?

"Hey Siri! Make me one with everything!"
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Re: iOS 8: yay or nay?
Posted by: iaJim
Date: September 19, 2014 09:12PM
I have the same gear that Price Cube has, and I think it has slowed both of them down. (iPhone 5 and iPad 2)
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Re: iOS 8: yay or nay?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: September 20, 2014 12:54AM
Using iOS 8 for the for the first time...on my mom's iPhone 6.

I have iOS 6 running on my iPhone 5. Planning on going to a 128GB iPhone 6 myself soon.

iOS 8 is my first experience with the new 'flat' OS and other features of iOS 8. One gripe is that I don't like the fact that in Settings, the slider switches now switch with just a tap (made me accidentally change settings while haphazardly/lazily scrolling up and down the settings list). Another is while looking at the icons along the bottom edge of the Phone app, it is harder to distinguish/make out what they are.

I can get around iOS 8 (and so it's intuitive enough I suppose) but the overall interface so far (the lack of 3D for perspective) makes me take a little longer to get around.

My first impressions thus far are iOS 8 is a small step backward in interface design (note I am not referring to the capabilities of the iOS 8 software).

Jony Ive should have stuck to hardware design.


P.S. - Just a correction....I noticed in iOS 6 that tapping on a slider switch will also toggle it. I guess what I meant to say earlier is that in iOS 8, just sliding your finger accidentally over the switch toggles it, which is annoying.



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