Originally Posted by Rogifan
How many is "many people"? Over 200 million devices have upgraded. Fastest iOS upgrade rate ever. Mixpanel has adoption rate at over 65% now. I'm sorry but just like the motion sickness story has been overblown I think the dislike of iOS 7 has as well. You don't get adoption rates like that with something everybody supposedly hates. And there has been a lot of discussion about iOS 7 since WWDC so it's not like the majority of people are completly clueless about it or wouldn't have heard via word of mouth no to upgrade if it was that bad. Go back to when Mac OS X was first announced. People hated that too. And there wasn't universal love for Aqua.
iOS 7 certainly isn't perfect, but I think of it as version 1.0 software of Apple 3.0. I think Apple is moving in the right direction. Here's what Jony Ive said in that Businessweek interview (which happened the day after the 5S/C announcement):
Like he says its the beginning of the story.
Yes, adoption rates are high. I'm not denying that. I also don't deny that a lot of users like the new OS. That is all well and great.
There is a problem with the vertigo; I saw firsthand someone experience it. It is there. It is not being overblown; if anything, lots of super fans are brushing it off. For the people who suffer from it, it is serious stuff. It is also something that has been known for years.
Those who already have problems with their eyes need to proceed cautiously towards OS7. They need to try it, first, for a while to see if it triggers their condition. If it does, they shouldn't update. But then they lose storage space on their current device because it automatically downloads the new OS.
For many who have updated, they face a serious situation. Continue trying to use OS7 and risk triggering their condition or switch platforms, losing money in the process. Apple could lose customers, and satisfaction ratings. (But, they are gaining lots of new young customers so for them, it's business...)
I would hope that Apple, being a huge, rich corporation, would consider the well-being of its customers and make an option for people to return to OS6, and put out a simple warning say that the OS uses motion and that if you could be bothered by that you may want to try it first (or something like that). Everybody wins.
Sadly, I doubt they will.
Simply on the appearance of the OS, not due to vertigo, I am not updating my phone nor my iPad. Alas, I will not. I was hoping to buy a new iPad this winter, but Apple lost that sale. Yeah, a single sale. But from a very long-time Apple evangelist. Who can no longer recommend iOS or iDevices.