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Old 09-18-2014, 01:26 PM
pluto6 pluto6 is offline
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Default Your experience with iOS 8??

I generally am an early adopter with most technology, and in the past I have looked forward to, downloaded and installed each new versions of iOS - however, I am holding off on doing this with iOS 8 for a few reasons.

There are issues with the camera roll / photo stream parts of the iOS. Some aspects that were available (and may be alluded to in various news media since they all still have betas) were removed in the Gold / Master and are back on the beta table.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1777160

In the various forums that seems to be the major issue that people are having. But, there is also the typical complaints of slowdowns, shortened battery life, etc.

Perhaps more important are that apps that sync across platforms (for instance 1 Password) won't sync anymore with iCloud, as they are designed to use Yosemite iOS - and that is not out yet - so there may be apps that you rely on that won't work until Yosemite comes out.

I would be curious to see what people's experience is with the new iOS
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:40 PM
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I generally am an early adopter with most technology, and in the past I have looked forward to, downloaded and installed each new versions of iOS - however, I am holding off on doing this with iOS 8 for a few reasons.

There are issues with the camera roll / photo stream parts of the iOS. Some aspects that were available (and may be alluded to in various news media since they all still have betas) were removed in the Gold / Master and are back on the beta table.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1777160

In the various forums that seems to be the major issue that people are having. But, there is also the typical complaints of slowdowns, shortened battery life, etc.

Perhaps more important are that apps that sync across platforms (for instance 1 Password) won't sync anymore with iCloud, as they are designed to use Yosemite iOS - and that is not out yet - so there may be apps that you rely on that won't work until Yosemite comes out.

I would be curious to see what people's experience is with the new iOS
I am using an iPad 4 and I personally think this is a very poor update. I can see very few changes, and the changes that have been made are mostly trivial things like being able to say 'hey siri'. Who cares?

There are also some real negatives. The Time-lapse mode on the camera serves virtually no purpose from what I can tell, and when you try to look at the video you just made, the camera app freezes.
Also, if you delete a photo/video, it doesn't delete it, it moves it to a 'recently deleted' folder, from which you then have to delete the photo again - 99% of the time this is useless and an irritating waste of time.
There is also no camera roll on the photos app, just a 'recently added' section. This means if you want to find a photo/video from a long time ago, you need to go in that photo part where it has all the hundreds of different photos you have crammed together as tiny 1mmx1mm thumbnails which is unbelievably impractical.

There are a few benefits, like Metal, if your device allows it. Also the suggestions on the keyboard are a nice touch, although they are really not necessary. The best thing about this update for people who don't have Metal support is the videos on the App Store - and the fact that this is the best thing about their 'biggest update ever' is really disappointing...

Maybe I'm missing things, but it just seems to be adding more unnecessary features to make the experience more confusing than it needs to be.

Siri isn't helpful in the slightest.
The keyboard suggestions save you 0.01 seconds of time.

More negatives than positives in my opinion.
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:51 PM
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I haven't updated yet, but I'm looking forward to 3rd party keyboards, the ability for app interaction, 3rd party Share plugins, etc. But I can't speak first hand on it. My iPhone 4 can't be upgraded to it and my iPad 2 is jailbroken and I don't want to lose that so I'm waiting for a reliable jailbreak for iOS 8.

However I hope to get an iPhone 6 soon and that will of course have it.
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Old 09-18-2014, 03:48 PM
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You are talking about iCloud Drive which needs Yosemite if you want to sync data between your iDevice and Mac once you have activated "Drive" on your iCloud account. You don't have to activate it though.
I have 1password installed on my iPad and my iPhone both with iOS8 installed and it syncs just fine between these two devices and my iCloud account. There is no iOS app which needs any OSX version to run properly on your device itself. This wouldn't make any sense at all.

Shortened battery life is placebo imo. There wasn't one single iOS update were ppl didn't complained about a shorter battery life. Ofc ppl are using their devices more often after every major update to see which changes and additions were made.
There are also some more options about background updating etc but this can be usually set to off.

I'm happy with iOS 8 and even dropped my jailbreak for it. If a new one comes around I'll probably jailbreak again but till then features like Metal, iDrive Cloud and deeper sharing feature integration between apps are way more important to me atm.

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Old 09-18-2014, 03:49 PM
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Should I update?
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Old 09-18-2014, 03:58 PM
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people said that ios8 is good only on iphone 5s/6/6plus...
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:30 PM
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@Nekku -
What are you doing with the photo stuff? Or is that not important to you? It sounds like they did away with the Camera roll and replace it with the system that they have on iPhoto..
Also, does it have a way of disabling photo share, or whatever it is that automatically syncs with the cloud?

Thanks for your experience with 1 Password. I currently use DropBox so the Yosemite issue should not be a problem for me, but I have heard of other programs on the Mac that also requires Yosemite and people are frustrated.
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:31 PM
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I am curious if anyone has tried updating an iPad 2. How does it perform on those?
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:37 PM
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@Nekku -
What are you doing with the photo stuff? Or is that not important to you? It sounds like they did away with the Camera roll and replace it with the system that they have on iPhoto..
Also, does it have a way of disabling photo share, or whatever it is that automatically syncs with the cloud?

Thanks for your experience with 1 Password. I currently use DropBox so the Yosemite issue should not be a problem for me, but I have heard of other programs on the Mac that also requires Yosemite and people are frustrated.
Honestly, I didn't tried yet but I don't use photostream either so no, it's not really important to me as I prefer to save private photos on my NAS drive instead. And yes, you can disable it.

To the guy above me:
I've read it runs terrible on A5 devices.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:19 PM
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Honestly, I didn't tried yet but I don't use photostream either so no, it's not really important to me as I prefer to save private photos on my NAS drive instead. And yes, you can disable it.

To the guy above me:
I've read it runs terrible on A5 devices.
Agreed. If you have an A5 device, I recommend NOT getting iOS 8.
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