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Did I Miss Something: New releases today?

10-10-2011, 09:41 PM
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Did I Miss Something: New releases today?

I'm pretty sure this is just a coincidence, but what is with all the NZ releases today? Did I travel back 2 days and forget about it? Weird....
10-10-2011, 09:58 PM
#2
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iOS 5.

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10-10-2011, 10:00 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
iOS 5.
OHHHHHHHH! Gotcha. Well, I'm on a 2g so iOS 5 was the last thing to pop into my mind.
10-11-2011, 02:04 AM
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Does iOS 5 exist?
10-11-2011, 03:00 AM
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Location: Houston, TX
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Quote:
Originally Posted by crex View Post
OHHHHHHHH! Gotcha. Well, I'm on a 2g so iOS 5 was the last thing to pop into my mind.
How do you play really good games with a 2g? o.o Some don't support 2g. My sister has a 2g and she cant play crap lol
10-11-2011, 03:28 AM
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Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
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Okay noob question !

ios 5, once its released (meant to be this week), is it advisable to install it ? Will all my other apps/games work fine if ios5 is installed or do i have to wait for 'special' new versions ?

Just with over 500 apps on my ipod i'm sure most wont be updated by the devs as some games are old.

Sorry for the newbie question, just wanted to double check
10-11-2011, 03:46 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
ios 5, once its released (meant to be this week), is it advisable to install it ? Will all my other apps/games work fine if ios5 is installed or do i have to wait for 'special' new versions ?
iOS 5 brings many new features. It is up to you to figure if you need them. Read about it. It's a free update.

Some choose to wait until the first minor update comes out before upgrading to a major release. Point zero releases often contain unsuspecting bugs, some small and annoying, others big and unworkable. That's just the way it is with closed-development software. The majority of software will work correctly under new system versions, but a few will exhibit bugs when played under iOS 5. Patched releases are coming out even now. Unsupported titles might even be hopelessly broken. A real-life example: there was a critical bug in Glyder (1 or 2?) that made it unplayable under one of the later iOS releases. Instead of updating it, the developer, Glu, simply decided to remove it from the app store.

So, if you want to be safe, wait a while. If you feel that you must experience the new update, you can try to make sure that your most important apps and games work by researching on them but ultimately you'll have to make a blind, or blurry, jump.

Last edited by Ghouls'R'us; 10-11-2011 at 03:49 AM.
10-11-2011, 03:52 AM
#8
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Thanks for that, appreciate it. Just got so many games i want to make sure they all work but like you say perhaps best to wait for a bit

Thanks
10-11-2011, 03:56 AM
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Well if I update to iOS 5.0 do the apps stay normal if I don't touch them?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghouls'R'us View Post
iOS 5 brings many new features. It is up to you to figure if you need them. Read about it. It's a free update.

Some choose to wait until the first minor update comes out before upgrading to a major release. Point zero releases often contain unsuspecting bugs, some small and annoying, others big and unworkable. That's just the way it is with closed-development software. The majority of software will work correctly under new system versions, but a few will exhibit bugs when played under iOS 5. Patched releases are coming out even now. Unsupported titles might even be hopelessly broken. A real-life example: there was a critical bug in Glyder (1 or 2?) that made it unplayable under one of the later iOS releases. Instead of updating it, the developer, Glu, simply decided to remove it from the app store.

So, if you want to be safe, wait a while. If you feel that you must experience the new update, you can try to make sure that your most important apps and games work by researching on them but ultimately you'll have to make a blind, or blurry, jump.

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10-11-2011, 04:45 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LOLavi View Post
Well if I update to iOS 5.0 do the apps stay normal if I don't touch them?
Of course they will, backwards compatibility is critical to Apple. Or ay operating system manufacturer for that matter.

If Apple broke all of your games and apps, would you still love them so much?