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You know it IS possible for them to be working on iOS 7 to support a whole lot of other new devices that you don't even know about yet. Unlike BlackBerry who has been spewing their vaporware for more than a year, Apple doesn't have to tell you what is coming up next. Be glad that Apple updates your operating system on your ancient hardware instead of making you get a new phone like Android.

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Unbelievable. Why don't you list us some thing were were expecting for this 0.1 release? Another revolution? I guess I missed the part under Steve Jobs where these kinds of point releases included major new features or something. Oh wait, that was never the case. DO you think that just MAYBE Apple is working its ass off on the next major release of iOS? Do you realize iOS6 was released barely 3 months ago? Please jump to another platform like the other guy, although you'll soon realize that's how updates work with any company. Grow up. 

 

I have ONLY used Apple devices all my life; I have converted more than 20 people to Mac over the last five years. And you wanna tell ME I am not allowed to criticize Apple for its inertia following SJ's death?

 

And how do YOU know if Apple is "working its ass off" to release iOS 7? Any inside info you'd like to share? 

 

YOU are Android material; not me, Sir.

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post #43 of 72
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All fine and dandy these versions; what I wanna know is:
  1. when is my iPhone going to connect over LTE in my country,
  2. what speed gains can I get,
  3. will a software upgrade make it compatible with a 800MHz band,
  4. will it support SVLTE (Simultaneous Voice and LTE) or VoLTE (Voice Over LTE),
  5. which provider supports which bands,
  6. what does "UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)" [for North America GSM] or UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5) [for GSM International] actually mean?

  1. Don't know.
  2. Speeds vary but you won't be disappointed.
  3. If it doesn't already have the HW for it no firmware update will make it work.
  4. (For the first part) Not with the iPhone due to the antenna setup; (For the second part) Not right now and chances are you'll hear about some other vendor's phone having this capability in your country before the iPhone gets it.
  5. You'll have to ask the provider, cross-check with phones they currently sell, or perhaps it's listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks#Europe

I did look at their website, and found out they're on the 800MHz band which is 'the standard band in Europe' and they made the arrogant remark that they're 'sure Apple will bring out a new iPhone supporting our LTE network'. (I got upset from that and hammered the company down on their Dutch Wikipedia page hehe)
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[*] It means your iPhone 5 will only ever work on bands I, III, and V for LTE which are detailed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-UTRA#Frequency_bands_and_channel_bandwidths

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post #44 of 72
Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post
I 100% agree with the need for call blocking options. For unknown reasons, suddenly I'm getting all kinds of e-mail, texts and calls that are cluttering up my phone. I'd love to block these with a vengeance.

 

Here you go.


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Just noticed in Maps they now have a very large button that says "Report a Problem". This is a good sign. I'll have to see if some of the more popular Maps location screw-ups have been fixed...

 

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post #45 of 72

Has anyone else noticed that their icloud account and iTunes account are now linked?  Meaning - I've had a .mac email address for years, and a separate one I used for iTunes (yahoo email).  After updating on my phone, it asked if I wanted to add my yahoo email to my FaceTime  account (which was set up under the .mac address).

 

For some - I know this has never been an issue as they used the same account for both - I was one of those that didn't...  

 

It looks like apple has fixed this? 

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Here you go.

 

 

 

Always been there.

 

I already use DoNotCall.gov, but those pesky spammers from outside the country are persistent. They appear to be using Google Voice for their worldwide spam assault.

 

Color me embarrassed on the Maps 'problem' button. I never used it before. :D

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post #47 of 72
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And how do YOU know if Apple is "working its ass off" to release iOS 7? Any inside info you'd like to share? 

Uh... You think the OS kind of magically appears overnight?!
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Uh... You think the OS kind of magically appears overnight?!

 

The point is how much focus the top management is putting into iOS 7 compared to all of their other tasks such as new products, new hardware updates, OSX, etc.  I think iOS 7 should be the focus and the big rollout this year.  That's my definition of "working their ass off".  I don't think iOS 5 or 6 was much of a highlight or generated that much excitement.  iOS is what sets Apple mobile devices apart, more than the hardware itself.

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I have ONLY used Apple devices all my life; I have converted more than 20 people to Mac over the last five years. And you wanna tell ME I am not allowed to criticize Apple for its inertia following SJ's death?

 

And how do YOU know if Apple is "working its ass off" to release iOS 7? Any inside info you'd like to share? 

 

YOU are Android material; not me, Sir.

 

Apple isn't experiencing inertia. In fact, they are accelerating their expansion in hiring in all parts of the corporation. This is the start of implementing the build out of campuses globally, data centers globally, and new products. That requires 18-36 months of lead time to accomplish.

post #50 of 72
Safari is faster. That is the reason for the .1.
post #51 of 72
It depends upon what gets updated.
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Indeed; perhaps 6.0.2.1 would be even more appropriate.

What an absolutely IRRELEVANT release - two of the main featured changes are country-specific and very limited in their usefulness (Fandango who?), while the other refers to the even-less-relevant iTunes Match.
It depends upon the update and the bug fixes implemented. If many of the libraries have been updated a x.x release may make sense.
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As for "advertising" reset, I don't even know what that means and how it works.

It seems like we need yet another revolution at Apple.
People need to stop complaining. I mean realistically this update costs you nothing but fixes a bunch of bugs, you really can't complain.
post #52 of 72

Keep trying. I had that problem on my 5th gen iPod too. Then it suddenly went a bit weird on screen & then completed.

post #53 of 72
Oh wow I guess. They mean it when they say
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iOS 6.1



  • LTE support for more carriers
  • Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only)
  • iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud
  • New button to reset the Advertising identifier

Apple also uncharacteristically issued a press release Monday afternoon to announce the launch of iOS 6.1. The company touted that the latest update adds LTE capabilities to a total of 36 additional iPhone carriers, as well as 23 additional iPad carriers.

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post #54 of 72
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No need to fix a bug that doesn't exist accept for Google search counts. 3/10 on the troll meter.

Yes, such a small number because it's not a troll. Perhaps your wizzy 5 doesn't have issues, but the 4 definitely does. Will be interesting to see if anything changes.
post #55 of 72
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This should be 6.0.3, not 6.1.

How underwhelming. Now all those posts advertising open iOS software engineer positions at Apple makes sense; evidently, iOS has a total of two engineers and one intern doing all development work if all they came up with in a x.1 update are these measly features.

That BB10 is looking hotter and hotter by the day...

Apple rarely adds significant features to incremental updates. Generally, it only irons out or expands upon existing features. The 200 plus new features will likely come in the summer with iOS 7, which is probably where the rest of Apple's engineers are working.
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I didn't say consistently or front-facing.   Sometimes even the little things make for an anticipated version.

Some examples:
1.1.1: Home button double-click
1.1.1: TV out
1.1.1: new calculator app
1.1.3: new apps for iPod touch
1.1.3: GPS-like functionality using WIFI
1.1.3: rearrange home screen icons
1.1.3: SMS front end updates
1.1.3: multi-touch keyboard

2.1: indicator updates, lots of SMS enhancements, EXIF photo data in emails

2.2: street view, share location, maps cache, app store categories, lots of other stuff

There were other huge lists of updates in iOS 1,2,3, and 4 minor versions, you can look it up.  Things slowed down a lot in 5, and 6.  Part of the reason is a lot of the little updates and enhancements in the early minor versions were because there were a lot of flaws and complaints in the beginning.  So the updates were lots of small things but highly anticipated.

Things have slowed down probably in part because iOS has matured, but to me it makes the energy and pace of iOS feel slow and stagnant.  I've seen too many companies with mature software just sit on it and loose the excitement and energy of the early days.  Apple needs to spark it back up again with big updates and hand out some nice nuggets during the in-between months too.

This is a fair observation, but don't forget when Apple was quickly refreshing iOS the Mac Os was stagnating. The same people work on both. Apple has changed the development cycle around so the team could refresh both around the same time, which benefits the Eco system better.
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Bug fixes: let's hope they fixed the browser lockup and stalls.

Looks like it did.   In fact Safari seems to be vastly improved.    


Edited by wizard69 - 1/28/13 at 5:04pm
post #58 of 72
Any wonder why that news story the other day showed what i've been saying here for ages? The one that showed that iphone use is falling in the trend setting cities of Asia (Hong Kong) and Singapore)?
Apple needs to stop acting like old men and start to excite it's customer base again. I'll be jailbreaking shortly to try to inject some additional interest again...
post #59 of 72
Are there any benefits to the iPhone 4 in this update? Doesn't seem like it.
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Are there any benefits to the iPhone 4 in this update? Doesn't seem like it.

Nothing in the way of notable changes but I would wager there are bug and performance fixes that are likely to make your iOS experience marginally better.

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post #61 of 72

Great to hear that it fixes bugs - but it would be extremely helpful to know exactly WHICH bugs have been fixed. Apple leave themselves so open to criticism because they don't tell us what they have sorted out with this update.

 

For example a number of my mates have reported problems with using iOS 6.0.x with their cars over Bluetooth (calls dropping etc) - has this been fixed yet?

 

It is very unhelpful to give such a vague, lazy and generic "bug-fixes and improvements" detail to the upgrade - there are people out there who I know are ready to jump to Android because of specific problems they have experienced and I can't tell them that their problems have been fixed because there is no acknowledgment of them.

 

It's all very well telling people to update and then see if the problem has been fixed, but it shouldn't be necessary, and non-techy people (who are a vitally important customer base for Apple) don't like the uncertainty of "Well you can try updating and see if your problem is fixed but there's no guarantee". This is just as bad as the geeky mess that is Android and if Apple want to be seen as the more professionally executed product they should be more communicative to their customers.

 

And I have to say that I do somewhat agree with comments about Apple losing inertia. I know they are slaving away inside the hallowed portals and we should be grateful for whatever emerges, but even as a life-long evangelist of Apple (since the Mac Plus), I am somewhat concerned about their execution at the moment. I do believe that the shares have been oversold, but at the same time there is an element of method in the market and I think we are at a critical point in the mobile marketplace. The first rush of products has how started to wane and the amount of innovation is dropping.

 

I personally don't subscribe to the bigger, better, faster creed, and I think the appeal of this is waning as people realise that it doesn't necessarily give them anything significant in their daily lives. Let's face it, does an iPhone 5 do THAT much better a job than an iPhone 4? I still think that an iPhone (of whatever model) is a more productive tool for me than an Android phone, but the difference is diminishing. And although Apple are still able to get a lot of profit out of the business at present, how much longer will that last in the face of an aggressively competitive Android phone marketplace where the OS developer also does not depend on the sale of hardware to be profitable?

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post #62 of 72
@Jingo: if secirity is of concern, Apple has posted this piece
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post #63 of 72

It's not the security side of things, it's the functionality which is of interest to most.

 

Keeping my ear to the ground it seems that connectivity to car bluetooth systems is something that they have addressed - many people were reporting that calls would drop within a minute or so of taking them over a bluetooth connection, and it seems that this may have been addressed with 6.1. But if this is so, why not mention it in the "release notes" (in inverted commas because I don't think what Apple has said about 6.1 so far really justifies the term).

 

Also it is widely reported that the iOS version of Safari has been much speeded up, and certainly that is my impression. Again, why not mention this? I imagine that there are more tweaks and fixes, but why not acknowledge them rather than leaving people to find out (or not) for themselves?

 

It might make sense to Apple, but it certainly doesn't smack of appropriate concern for the user.
 

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post #64 of 72

I think its a   .1 update because there are a number of API changes such as that an app can now ask for points of interest at a location and other stuff like that. The .0.1 updates don't have new APIs.

 

One thing I have seen is some updates to the music app and the music controls on the lock screen. check out the volume control knob on that - the reflections on the faux metal move as you move the phone about! 

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My biggest gripe was finally fixed.  WIFI finally works at home.

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My biggest gripe was finally fixed.  WIFI finally works at home.

Good for you! I've had my WiFi connections at friends places go bad (no connection, wouldn't accept password) but a reset helped me out. Every time. Settings/General/Reset/Reset Network Settings. Have you tried that before?
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My biggest gripe was finally fixed.  WIFI finally works at home.

I'm happy for you but I bet when the next betas and release for a point update come along there will be plenty of people saying "I hope they finally fix the WiFi issues."

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I'm happy for you but I bet when the next betas and release for a point update come along there will be plenty of people saying "I hope they finally fix the WiFi issues."

That's so funny it's actually sad. Or the other way around.
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post #69 of 72

Does anyone else find that the Music app plays the wrong song after downloading from iTunes Match? It shows the correct track name and artwork but it's a different song it plays until I force quit the Music app. It's like they never tested it.

post #70 of 72
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Hilarious that some are complaining about a minor release when:

BlackBerry 10 was delayed twice.
BlackBerry Z10 was announced on 30 January 2013 but not available in most markets. In fact, the "global launch" is limited to the United Kingdom and Canada at this time.

The majority of Android "smartphones" are using an operating system more than two years old.
Android will never compete with iOS in touch sensitivity and latency.
Android is so full of security issues that the lack of security is touted as a major feature ("custom ROMs").
post #71 of 72

Agree. And I hope you're not going to Macrumors, where people who defend Apple get banned and warnings, whereas people who pop up in EVERY post to declare the doom of Apple are free to troll every day. Great world we have become. 

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Any wonder why that news story the other day showed what i've been saying here for ages? The one that showed that iphone use is falling in the trend setting cities of Asia (Hong Kong) and Singapore)?
Apple needs to stop acting like old men and start to excite it's customer base again. I'll be jailbreaking shortly to try to inject some additional interest again...

I hope when Samsung/ HTC/ LG release their next update to fix the lags/ the hardware issues, users will be "excited" too !

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