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Hello everyone. Couple weeks ago when I started to create content for this blog, I decided to write about the topics, that I really care about or which affect my daily life so irresistibly, that I have to share it with readers. I have been reaching the boiling point for a while and now I am ready to “spill over” my concerns 🙂
I am truly Apple guy: I have a Macbook, iPad, iPhone and iPhone, and I used to believe nothing could possibly change my positive attitude toward those devices. I was hooked on by its quickness, responsiveness, user interface and much more. But recently I got a feeling I would not have tolerated couple years ago – I got pissed off with IOS.
As far as I remember myself as an Apple fan, it used to be as follows: Android is an open system, that gives a user limitless options for customisations, but the user has to endure slow system and lots of bags in return. Whereas an IOS, as a counterpart, is a closed system, that restricts plenty of functions Android offers, but it gives a great opportunity to have a smooth, fast and intuitively comprehensive experience with its devices. People liked it or hated it, but Apple had its own philosophy in IOS development.
It lasted all the way till IOS6. Or for being precise till Scott Forstall, vice-president, responsible for IOS development, got fired. IOS5 appeared the system created under his supervision and then it started gradually plummet. To Apple’s credit, I must say IOS6 did not bring any killing feature, but at least it did not kill the user experience. Lets be honest – it’s hard to break what works perfect.
The consecutive system IOS7 was going to be a huge challenge since company decided to create it from the scratch. Flat design, new options, features and so called breakthroughes were summoned to accept the challenge sent by Samsung. At that time (2013) Apple funs could not mock Samsung as the did before: “IOS is not perfect anymore, but look at Samsung – it’s even more hilarious ” – now it’s note than extraneous. As a response to critics Apple released the worst (in terms of responsiveness, lags, battery life) system they had ever created. And they will “surpass” this system with IOS8 and 9.
My personal experience suffered ever since. If someone thinks that the fact that I have Iphone4S is enough to exonerate Apple – I am totally in disagree.
- Overal performance is rolling to the void
- Camera switches off on permanent basis
It was on IOS8. Please, do not install 9 on your 4S – it will inevitably kill it. I know, believe me 🙂
As an endorsement of my words: I saw a video with a guy benchmarking iPhone 6s+ on IOS9 and iPhone 4s on IOS5 and the latter doing pretty ok. It is like a hard stroke in apple fans’ faces…
Another annoying matter is localisation services. I really do not know what curbs Tim Cook and a team to develop this way?!?! Why Google and ALL its services are localised: Google Now, Google Maps, Assistants etc?? Why the next Apple’s “killing feature” will be non usable outside US? I believe it add another drop in the jar of Apple adherents and one day it will spill over and people will but Samsung and they will realise that everything that must work actually works. If Mr. Cook reads us – take care of this business. IOS is a golden cow for Your company!
As a concussion, I reckon it’s a huge topic to discuss, but I believe U have expressed the main points of my concern. Nowadays I really consider options how can I drop photos on my Mac from Android smartphone and it upsets me. But on the flop side, it’s a beginning of something new.