Apple's iOS 7 beta already on 0.22% of compatible US devices, study says

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  • Reply 21 of 41
    I've been playing with it for a day or so. (I'll go back to iOS6 after a couple of days, and wait for the final product).

    There's been a lot of grumbling and whining about the UI here and elsewhere. I LOVE it. Granted, some of the icons are candy-color bright and could perhaps be toned down a tad, but Safari, iTunes Radio, iTunes, Weather, Control Center, Camera are all killers. (Especially iTunes Radio. I really do feel badly for all the other offerings out there.)

    I'm actually a huge fan of the compass app. I never thought I'd say that but it kinda rocks.
  • Reply 22 of 41
    cutykamucutykamu Posts: 223member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post



    I've been playing with it for a day or so. (I'll go back to iOS6 after a couple of days, and wait for the final product).



    There's been a lot of grumbling and whining about the UI here and elsewhere. I LOVE it. Granted, some of the icons are candy-color bright and could perhaps be toned down a tad, but Safari, iTunes Radio, iTunes, Weather, Control Center, Camera are all killers. (Especially iTunes Radio. I really do feel badly for all the other offerings out there.)



    For the record, I also love the new font.



    At the end of the day, when the product is finally finished and rolled out, it will blow people away.


    totally agree, even in the beta version i find much less bugs when comparing to iOS 6 beta… 


    one of the best feature i like is photo stream uploading for non-admins.

  • Reply 23 of 41
    richlrichl Posts: 2,213member


    Unfortunately it's led to morons leaving negatives reviews for apps that aren't iOS 7 compatible. image


     


    Apple really should have limited this beta to genuine developers.

  • Reply 24 of 41
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 18,975member
    richl wrote: »
    Unfortunately it's led to morons leaving negatives reviews for apps that aren't iOS 7 compatible. <img alt="irked.gif" id="user_yui_3_10_0_1_1371296785522_1295" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="line-height:1.231;" name="user_yui_3_10_0_1_1371296785522_1295">


    Apple really should have limited this beta to genuine developers.

    Who's a 'genuine' developer? And how would Apple police that?

    Also, if apps are broken, they should fix it. Big deal.
  • Reply 25 of 41

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post



    I've been playing with it for a day or so. (I'll go back to iOS6 after a couple of days, and wait for the final product).



    There's been a lot of grumbling and whining about the UI here and elsewhere. I LOVE it. Granted, some of the icons are candy-color bright and could perhaps be toned down a tad, but Safari, iTunes Radio, iTunes, Weather, Control Center, Camera are all killers. (Especially iTunes Radio. I really do feel badly for all the other offerings out there.)



    For the record, I also love the new font.



    At the end of the day, when the product is finally finished and rolled out, it will blow people away.


    Are you sure you can go back to iOS6?

  • Reply 26 of 41
    monstrositymonstrosity Posts: 2,194member


    I have just downloaded iOS7.... I don't like it. Bring back skeuomorphism! This is grim, tacky, pointless. I feel like I have just installed a Chinese knock off of windows 95 on my phone. Worrying times.


    I rarely have a bad word to say about Apple, but criticism where criticism due. They better sort this out before the public release.

  • Reply 27 of 41
    ghostface147ghostface147 Posts: 1,629member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post





    Who's a 'genuine' developer? And how would Apple police that?



    Also, if apps are broken, they should fix it. Big deal.


     


     


    They can't publish fixes.  It'd have to be done via the iOS 7 sdk and apple isn't accepting those updates.

  • Reply 28 of 41
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Who's a 'genuine' developer?

    Someone who paid to have legal access to the software.
    And how would Apple police that?

    Worked for them for the past six years: you have to have a developer account to get the software or any of its features running at all.
    Also, if apps are broken, they should fix it. Big deal.

    Can't, though. What they can do is suffer for three months through tens of thousands of one star reviews from complete idiots.
  • Reply 29 of 41
    Are you sure you can go back to iOS6?

    Yes. My app is broken, and I use it a lot. :-)
  • Reply 30 of 41
    ankleskaterankleskater Posts: 1,287member
    Are you sure you can go back to iOS6?

    Yes. My app is broken, and I use it a lot. :-)

    I think the paperboy is referring to Apple's claim that once ios7 is installed, you cannot restore firmware of previous versions.

    But that's been proven wrong, despite Apple's warning.
  • Reply 31 of 41
    ankleskaterankleskater Posts: 1,287member
    Someone who paid to have legal access to the software.
    Worked for them for the past six years: you have to have a developer account to get the software or any of its features running at all.
    Can't, though. What they can do is suffer for three months through tens of thousands of one star reviews from complete idiots.

    Which means this will open the door for a generation of Angry Birds. Here we go again.
  • Reply 32 of 41
    Good luck installing without a developer account.

    Developer access isn't required to install this one. Was that way in the past and might change in the next seeded release, but this current build can do without it.
  • Reply 33 of 41
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 18,975member
    Are you sure you can go back to iOS6?

    Yes. My app is broken, and I use it a lot. :-)

    I think the paperboy is referring to Apple's claim that once ios7 is installed, you cannot restore firmware of previous versions.

    But that's been proven wrong, despite Apple's warning.

    Hmm... I did not know that.

    But it's not the end of the world, since I have another one that can use in the meantime (my developer assistant will figure all this out!).

    Worst case, I might have to walk around with two phones for a couple of months.
  • Reply 34 of 41
    quadra 610quadra 610 Posts: 6,743member
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  • Reply 35 of 41

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ankleskater View Post



    I think the paperboy is referring to Apple's claim that once ios7 is installed, you cannot restore firmware of previous versions.



    But that's been proven wrong, despite Apple's warning.


     


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post



    Hmm... I did not know that.



    But it's not the end of the world, since I have another one that can use in the meantime (my developer assistant will figure all this out!).



    Worst case, I might have to walk around with two phones for a couple of months.


    It's okay. Ankleskater is right. It looks like Apple was being too cautious warning people that installation of iOS7 couldn't be reversed.

  • Reply 36 of 41
    richlrichl Posts: 2,213member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post





    Who's a 'genuine' developer? And how would Apple police that?


     


    That's easy. Restrict it to UDIDs that have been registered with Apple for more than 3 months.


     


     


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post



    Also, if apps are broken, they should fix it. Big deal.


     


    I really hope you're being contrarian and don't actually mean this. If you do mean it, you are a moron. Developers can't guarantee compatibility with unknown beta releases of iOS ahead of time. Submitting an upgrade takes at least a week so there's no way that developers could have fixed issues before these people left a negative review of the app.


     


    The whole point of these beta releases is to give developers several months to fix issues before iOS 7 is released to the public. 


     


    Reviews and ratings can have a significant impact on an app's sales and therefore a developer's income. With no way to respond or delete reviews, developer's just have to put up with dumb users writing dumb reviews.

  • Reply 37 of 41
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 18,975member
    richl wrote: »

    I really hope you're being contrarian and don't actually mean this. If you do mean it, you are a moron.

    I do mean it.

    If you have a substantive point to make, make it. Stop calling people names.
  • Reply 38 of 41

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Phone-UI-Guy View Post



    Didn't Apple say they doubled the number of registered iOS developers since last year? In other words, the number of people who can load the beta... I'm sure there are also people signing up for $100 developer account just to play with the beta.


     


    Really? $100 to get access to beta software which will be FREE in a few months? And your theory is that these people registered before, not after iOS 7 was unveiled last week, in time for Tim Cook to compile the developer statistics and present them on stage?

  • Reply 39 of 41
    pmzpmz Posts: 3,433member

    They can't publish fixes.  It'd have to be done via the iOS 7 sdk and apple isn't accepting those updates.

    Completely false. Building a New version for iOS 7 is one thing. Fixing a small bug that causes an issue or crash is COMMON and happens every year during the beta period.

    I think the paperboy is referring to Apple's claim that once ios7 is installed, you cannot restore firmware of previous versions.

    But that's been proven wrong, despite Apple's warning.

    It's long been established that any device put into DFU mode is easily restored to stock.
    Developer access isn't required to install this one. Was that way in the past and might change in the next seeded release, but this current build can do without it.

    "Can do it" is completely different than suggesting that anyone who gets a copy of the .ipsw and iTunes can install it. No, they need to go a hacky route, or have their UDID registered with a legitimate active developer account.
  • Reply 40 of 41


    You can install IOS 7 Beta 1 without a UDID registered and a developer account. I did it. Unfortunately after owning every single ios device, once I loaded it. I hated it. I hate the colors. I hate the layout. Glad I didn't renew my developer account. I love my mac computers but feel that IOS is going to need a ton of updates to finally fall back into its own. Yesterday I picked up my Note 2 and well it's different but had everything I like and a large screen. Guess I will try the competition out for awhile until a new iphone is announced and i get a chance to see all the apps and mobile sites get fixed. 

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