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Dis iOS 6 ya'll...(iPhone update)

itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users
It's okay. I guess I can see the hype for 4s and 5 but a 4 doesn't get much out the bargain (which I think is stupid; you can give the 4s the same ish as the 5 but not the regular 4?! The only difference is Siri!) The ONLY thing I was excited about was the do not disturb option because I DO need to keep my phone on for emergencies and I'm a light sleeper. I also heard battery life improves...? But the jury's out on that.

Anyone else do the update for their iphone/apple products? Do you like it? Do you think it's worthwhile or pointless? I can imagine the newer model owners won't be as jaded as me. Lol
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  • GoldenBlazeGoldenBlaze Posts: 342Registered Users
    Sorry about the iPhone 4 users having limited updates. It's because that phone doesn't have enough RAM (internal memory) to store a full update file. The major changes are the Facebook integration, Apple maps, YouTube app and loss of integration, FaceTime activation over 3G and battery life. The rest are cosmetic (dial pad, music player, etc)
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I like the FB integration, the Siri updates, and the new maps app looks nice and gives verbal directions.

    It's nice to have FaceTime over a regular network.

    But, the new maps app lost its transit option directions, so I still have to keep Google maps for bus directions.

    I've noticed no difference in battery life.

    I'm still getting used to the Google YouTube app.
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    The YouTube app isn't working with Apple TV via remote anymore. I used to search on my phone then connect to Apple TV because it was faster than typing with the Apple TV remote, but now connecting only leads to sound and no image.
    The Apple TV is my friend's obviously. :p It's nifty.
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    Because of the map issue I have not updated my phone yet. I find the transit very useful.

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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    I just use my gps...in my car.

    I haven't plugged my phone in I heard it takes forever.

    I think siri is lame. I don't get the point of her.

    I don't even know why I have an iphone. I use it for nothing other than what most other phones do. Texting and calling. BUT it is like the easiest phone on earth to use. Which is why I don't understand why other people don't have them. Like my dad is like that's too advanced. No, have you seen an iphone. It's like. I can't even. It's for infants who haven't even opened their eyes fresh out of the chuck NOT complicated.
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  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users
    LOL it is really easy to use. That's why I got it; it was the first smartphone I was getting, it's extremely user friendly and was an easy transition from a "dinosaur phone".

    I was just gonna download mapquest's app since even google maps confused me at times, so i'm mot too worried about maps. And google made a youtube app anyway (good move) so I'll get that too. Lol. As for Siri...I mean I can see business folk needing her, but I feel like Siri's about to make the lazy come out a lot of people. Haha

    And thank you for explaining that GoldenBlaze because I was feeling pretty cheated (but it ain't Apple's fault that I got the 4 when 4s was out I guess). :)
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  • NarniaNarnia Posts: 1,770Registered Users
    I got the update on my 4.
    Can someone explain to me
    -the "Passbook"
    -Facebook integration
    -what the Do Not Disturb feature does?

    Thanks. I'm tech-stupid.


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  • NalliaNallia Posts: 2,979Registered Users
    I have to take some stuff off my phone before I can do the update. I'll get around to it eventually.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    i didn't know about "do not disturb" either. what is it? how do you turn it on?

    i haven't upgraded yet because i was scared it might break something.

    i too want to know what the fb integration is. i enjoy fb, probably more than most, but i don't like it infiltrating ever aspect of my life (and apps). what is it integrating with?

    i read what goldblaze typed as part of the what's new but i still didn't really know what it meant so i was waiting to upgrade.

    i hate that the 5 requires all new accessories and plug in devices. that would keep me from upgrading to a 5 almost forever. i have 2 ipods and i like being able to use the same charger and docking station for all my idevices.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    good article on iphone 5. agree the adapter things is a BIG drawback. as much as i love my iproducts i'd love to see this one fail. changing the adapter just doesn't make sense. i know they could have had the same adapter in their new fancy phone.
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    I don't see the new adapter as a problem. They had to make a change sooner or later. Eventually everyone will have the new one.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    When I did a search to see if the update would be useful with my 3GS, I found a ton of articles on jailbreaking. Does anyone know why would I need to do this?

    That didn't take long: iOS 6 already jailbroken -- with a catch | Apple - CNET News
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    My ihome stuff and my car radio adapter won't work with the new adapter.
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    LOL it is really easy to use. That's why I got it; it was the first smartphone I was getting, it's extremely user friendly and was an easy transition from a "dinosaur phone".

    I was just gonna download mapquest's app since even google maps confused me at times, so i'm mot too worried about maps. And google made a youtube app anyway (good move) so I'll get that too. Lol. As for Siri...I mean I can see business folk needing her, but I feel like Siri's about to make the lazy come out a lot of people. Haha

    And thank you for explaining that GoldenBlaze because I was feeling pretty cheated (but it ain't Apple's fault that I got the 4 when 4s was out I guess). :)


    one time I used my phone to use directions to my brother's house. It took me all back woods and stuff, I ended up getting a ticket in some podunk town (which is the town of speeding traps according to the 5 people that live there that I met) what. They didn't even have a court house it was a little shack. SMALLER THAN MY ROOM. Never used iphone for directions again.




    Yea, I think the iphone 5 is not impressive.
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    I would like a smaller version of the ipad. Which looks like you're holding a cereal box when you take pictures with it. STOP THE PICTURE MADNESS. i hate at work when people come in with their GIANT tablets taking pictures.



    I think the iphone 5 changing the adapter is a bit dramatic. Like if I have ipods and stuff I Like to share the same chord, because well I lose chords all the time.
    And now they're gonna have to create all new ihomes and crap.

    But I don't really care, cause I don't have one. My phone case goes under water thats all I like. Life proof cases y'all. It works. Unless you're a man and don't read the directions. (Yea I said men don't read directions, so what, I'm a man hater and I'm proud)
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  • bcody09bcody09 Posts: 115Registered Users
    The main issue I have with the update is I can't do FaceTime over 3G (Stupid AT&T.) I'd have to give up my unlimited data to get FaceTime over 3G. Not worth it, I'll just find some wifi.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    Saria wrote: »
    I don't see the new adapter as a problem. They had to make a change sooner or later. Eventually everyone will have the new one.

    to me it's a huge issue. when i traveled internationally earlier this year all i needed was one cord for my ipod and iphone. that wouldn't be the case now. lots of hotels and other places (i.e. fitness facilities) have invested in docking stations that allow people to use their iphone or ipod...have the new iphone, you're out of luck! :crybaby: to me changing the adapter is a big thing and really just changes the ease of use for the product especially where there are other iproducts.

    My ihome stuff and my car radio adapter won't work with the new adapter.

    that's what sucks. big bummer
    murrrcat wrote: »
    I think the iphone 5 changing the adapter is a bit dramatic. Like if I have ipods and stuff I Like to share the same chord, because well I lose chords all the time.
    And now they're gonna have to create all new ihomes and crap.

    exactly. accessory companies are having a field day because they are hoping people buy all new adapters, accessories, etc. for the new phone. maybe they will. the size of the actual phone is like whatever, most people buy new cases with a new phone but that's one new purchase. the adapter is a whole other thing and makes the new iphone an even bigger financial investment.

    oh well. i'll protect my 4s with my life. will the 5 be all you can get at some point? to me i hope the bloggers and everyone really trash apple over this selfish and "not for the consumer" decision to change the adapter.
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  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    bcody09 wrote: »
    The main issue I have with the update is I can't do FaceTime over 3G (Stupid AT&T.) I'd have to give up my unlimited data to get FaceTime over 3G. Not worth it, I'll just find some wifi.

    Why not just use tango? I prefer it over FaceTime anyway.
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Can I turn off the FB integration completely? Because I only use FB to run games under my gaming persona and don't want that connected to my real life stuff. I use my real life FB on my laptop only.

    I like the idea of the DND feature, but if the school called about my son, I worry that it wouldn't come through (since I don't have all their outgoing lines to add to favorites). Hmm.

    So I haven't downloaded it yet and done the update..............
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  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,654Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I downloaded the update on my 4S this morning at work. Took maybe 10-15 minutes on their wifi. Worth it to me.

    I use Siri a lot to text for me when I'm walking, etc. the update converts voice to text much more quickly, IMO. I noticed the sharper screen/resolution immediately. Also, texts seem to give "delivered" status more quickly, at least that's what I've noticed today.

    I used the Mapquest app a lot before. I don't have GPS in my car. I will try the new Maps app with voice nav tonight to compare them. The map app itself seems easier to read.

    Not sure what the Passbook app will do for me. Maybe it's got bells and whistles when used on the iPhone 5 but seems like a dud to me on my 4s at this point.

    Safari has a little icon now that takes away the menu bars or puts them back. Sorta cool for those sites that aren't mobile-friendly.

    I haven't tried FaceTime yet since I updated.

    My battery runs out quickly and seems to take longer to charge now. Maybe I'm just noticing this because I'm pretending not to have my face in my phone all day (playing too much at work today).
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  • GoldenBlazeGoldenBlaze Posts: 342Registered Users
    You all are welcome. I forgot to include the changes with Siri. She is a lot smarter now. I haven't used maps yet. I'm still kinda getting familiar with the features.
  • NarniaNarnia Posts: 1,770Registered Users
    murrrcat wrote: »


    one time I used my phone to use directions to my brother's house. It took me all back woods and stuff, I ended up getting a ticket in some podunk town (which is the town of speeding traps according to the 5 people that live there that I met) what. They didn't even have a court house it was a little shack. SMALLER THAN MY ROOM. Never used iphone for directions again.




    Yea, I think the iphone 5 is not impressive.
    mini-logo.jpg

    I would like a smaller version of the ipad. Which looks like you're holding a cereal box when you take pictures with it. STOP THE PICTURE MADNESS. i hate at work when people come in with their GIANT tablets taking pictures.



    I think the iphone 5 changing the adapter is a bit dramatic. Like if I have ipods and stuff I Like to share the same chord, because well I lose chords all the time.
    And now they're gonna have to create all new ihomes and crap.

    But I don't really care, cause I don't have one. My phone case goes under water thats all I like. Life proof cases y'all. It works. Unless you're a man and don't read the directions. (Yea I said men don't read directions, so what, I'm a man hater and I'm proud)


    Lol!!! This entire post made me laugh.

    As for this iOS 6, Meh. It's fine. But it's not blowing my mind. I would've like panoramic pictures with the iPhone 5 but like... That's about it.
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,777Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    CurliLocks wrote: »
    I like the idea of the DND feature, but if the school called about my son, I worry that it wouldn't come through (since I don't have all their outgoing lines to add to favorites). Hmm.

    Under the DND, there is a button for repeated calls. If the same number calls a second time in 3 minutes, it will ring.


    So far I like. No huge changes. The iTunesU is kinda cool...seems like lots of free courses!
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    me and my mom's itunes are shared. So all day yesterday, I could see what'd she texted to people if (I had the same contact) and she could see the same for me And when I'd text her, it'd just text myself.

    I had to change the address settings in messages, in case anyone had the same cray stuff.
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    I hate the new maps.
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  • curlysue21curlysue21 Posts: 5,219Registered Users
    I tried setting it up for my husbands iPhone 4 and it wouldn't take and told me to plug it into the computer. Something messed up during the loading process and I had to do a restore on it. Luckily it backed up before I started loading it.

    I haven't heard much in the way of complaints or praises about anything.
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I still haven't updated. Hubby hasn't either, or son. Hubby said he won't because of the maps (but he doesn't use other than to play around, not for actual directions. LOL) I'm still on the fence. Hmmm.

    Any more comments, problems, pros or cons?
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I like the vocal turn by turn with the new maps, and I keep google maps for transit directions.

    I've lost my typing shortcuts with ios6.

    I had to download a YouTube app.

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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    You no longer have the youtube app but I am assuming you can download one. I, for some reason, cannot load google in safari which is annoying me to no end-I need to research that issue. I typically only use the maps for walking directions so I am hoping by the time I need them they will be better. In the car we use our gps.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    i'm one of those that doesn't like change so i wonder if i can just wait until they work out the bugs and just skip this new upgrade. is that possible? will they force me to upgrade?
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