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Anyone else in the iOS 5.1.1 club?

01-24-2013, 01:34 AM
#1
Joined: Oct 2009
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Anyone else in the iOS 5.1.1 club?

Usually I update my iPhone and iPad immediately when a new update is available, but when Apple unveiled iOS 6 last year, the negatives of updating far outweighed the positives for me.

The excision of Google's Maps and the YouTube app were my main reasons for not updating. I know Google has their own Maps app on the App Store, as well as an official YouTube app available for download, but I am not a fan of change, and I heard Google's app for Maps has a different interface.

And as far as YouTube goes, videos sure do load faster on the Google app, but I don't appreciate having ads on my videos, and watching videos over 3G is like watching a movie through a window in Silent Hill... aka, it's blurry as hell.

And what does the app add? It changes the interface for the App Store, it adds Passbook, and wow, even Facebook integration! I totally wanted to use all these features.

I'm sure there are those out there that really enjoy these changes/additions in iOS 6, but I don't think I am one of them. As such, I am stuck at 5.1.1 for the time being, and am proud to be an iOS Quintuplan.

Anyone else in this boat with me?

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01-24-2013, 03:17 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2011
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*raises hand*

Moi. My iPhone is on iOS 5 still while the iPad is on the latest version of iOS 6. Works out well for me. I'm in the same boat as you, really. I didn't see anything I wanted in the new OS and as time went on and problems came up I wanted to change less and less.

Might wait until the next iteration before updating, assuming of course that my iPhone 4 will still be supported by then.



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01-24-2013, 03:52 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
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I used to be nervous about updating as in the past some apps didnt seem to work. But now i just update whenever theres a big red 1 telling me theres an update available, havent had any problems with apps not working.

Dont mind about the maps issue, i just download Googlemaps/youtube apps and use those.

As for 'change' i'm fine about change, if we all feared change we'll still be playing on a Genesis/SNES ! Change is good, we're all grown men, dont be scared !
01-24-2013, 05:35 AM
#4
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,082
Haha, I wish. Im still on 4.3.3
01-24-2013, 05:40 AM
#5
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Tel-Aviv
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i'm still using 3.1.3 on my old iPhone, lol.

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01-24-2013, 07:14 AM
#6
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Pie
Posts: 1,240
Quote:
Originally Posted by MasterChief3624 View Post
Usually I update my iPhone and iPad immediately when a new update is available, but when Apple unveiled iOS 6 last year, the negatives of updating far outweighed the positives for me.

The excision of Google's Maps and the YouTube app were my main reasons for not updating. I know Google has their own Maps app on the App Store, as well as an official YouTube app available for download, but I am not a fan of change, and I heard Google's app for Maps has a different interface.

And as far as YouTube goes, videos sure do load faster on the Google app, but I don't appreciate having ads on my videos, and watching videos over 3G is like watching a movie through a window in Silent Hill... aka, it's blurry as hell.

And what does the app add? It changes the interface for the App Store, it adds Passbook, and wow, even Facebook integration! I totally wanted to use all these features.

I'm sure there are those out there that really enjoy these changes/additions in iOS 6, but I don't think I am one of them. As such, I am stuck at 5.1.1 for the time being, and am proud to be an iOS Quintuplan.

Anyone else in this boat with me?
My reasons:

1: I hate the way the app store looks; as in the bottom menu and top, the actual page looks ok.

2: lack of youtube app doesn't bother me because of Jasmine. However, my 3GS is getting old and i don't want to update just yet to ios 6 and have some lag, some said it is better on this device but i want to wait for at least another .1 update.
01-24-2013, 07:37 AM
#7
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Belfast N Ireland
Posts: 2,065
Well I am but that's more because my 3rd gen iPod isn't capable of more but I will say that after the fiasco of the IOS 5 update I had on it which took around 5 hours and still wiped out all my data I don't think I'd have installed 6 anyway.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out
01-24-2013, 07:52 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,358
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ddyracer123 View Post
My reasons:

1: I hate the way the app store looks; as in the bottom menu and top, the actual page looks ok.

2: lack of youtube app doesn't bother me because of Jasmine. However, my 3GS is getting old and i don't want to update just yet to ios 6 and have some lag, some said it is better on this device but i want to wait for at least another .1 update.
I have iOS 6.0.1 on my 3GS and it runs fine. Will 6.1 be supported on the 3GS?

It might actually not be a good idea to have the last iOS update that your iPhone supports. My 3G became super laggy after doing so, so you might want to update your 3GS before the 6.0.2 updates get replaced by 6.1.
01-24-2013, 12:32 PM
#9
Joined: May 2012
Location: In the Chatroom
Posts: 15,759
Ios 6.0.1 made a lot of my console like games run better like Virtua Tennis and a lot of others. I would recommend upgrading if you want better framerates in your high end games.
01-24-2013, 02:44 PM
#10
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,768
The Facebook integration is one of my favourite things about the update. Now I can sign in via apps without having to enter my details every single time. Looking forward to iOS 7 too, I hope they give us the ability to read and reply to iMessage via the notifications panel so I don't have to keep switching apps.