Anyone Try Mac's IOS 5 Yet?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Biro, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
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  2. mach330

    mach330 Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 19, 2011
    The OC
    yeah it's ok. notifications is finally up to par with android. it seems laggier to me when opening up initially. it also drained my battery life a lot.i need to disable the icloud sync to make it back to normal.
  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Yeah, using it on an iPhone 4s (so no updating needed), and ipad2 (no problem with the update). There are a number of little details that are nice. I think my favorite thing is that there's a little "reader" button near the top of any text intensive web page - you hit it and it opens the text in a really readable text window with adjustable type size. It's great for newspaper and magazine articles - makes the best mobile browser I've used that much better.

    Haven't found any downsides to it yet. Upgraded Mac OS to Lion also, and have found a few minor dislikes with that, but nothing too serious - just some stuff to adapt to.

  4. Canonista

    Canonista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    I'm having app compatibility issues on my iPhone 4. In fact, the mu43 app was one that kept crashing when I selected a subscribed thread. It was fixed with a patch today. I presume my other apps will be fixed in due course.
  5. ke7dbx

    ke7dbx Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2011
    I wont upgrade until there is a untethered jail brake for iPad 2. I like being jail broken.
  6. hanzo

    hanzo Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 22, 2010
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    Upgraded my ipad1 on the first day, easy enough. But the new firmware won't lock your device screen while syncing, so don't disconnect them after the upgrade.
    The only noticeable benefit for me is the notification. I rarely use other things like the cloud, imessage, etc. Revamped Safari and music player. Although the magazine rack is quite tempting :smile:
  7. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Straw clutcher

    Aug 10, 2011
    No problem with my upgrade on iphone 4.
    I like the new notification thingy , and the camera lock screen plus
    the volume/shutter button.
    The rest i will never use.
    The new system for going to the camera is really not that much faster though.
  8. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 16, 2010
    Updated two iPads (an Ipad and an iPad2) and an iPhone 3Gs, no issues whatsoever. I like it. :smile:
  9. Wormwood

    Wormwood Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 17, 2011
    Sydney, Australia

    Is your 3GS any slower, laggier due to the upgrade?

  10. Muntjack

    Muntjack Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 26, 2010

    There is a definite lag on starting up the phone and some apps now on my 3GS iPhone.
    Also most of my apps were missed by the upgrade process and I had to do a separate install for them afterwards.
    Otherwise quite nice.
  11. jumbotron

    jumbotron Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 9, 2011
    Vancouver, Canada
    Ive upgraded all our iPhones and the iPad. Haven't noticed any extra drain or lag. The camera access from the lock screen us a great upgrade. Not digging the newsstand - Ill never use it and I can't bury it into a folder :-(. Reminders and message centre get a big thumbs up. My only headache is the photostream from iCloud. Seems really buggy.
  12. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 16, 2010
    Every once in a while if I tap on an app, there will be a split-second hesitation, and then it gets going. Nothing really noticeable, took me a while to confirm that it was really there. It doesn't happen all the time, I think its only a case of the processor doing something in the background at the time that I tap on the screen. The worst I've ever seen it was about a half-second hesitation, usually it's much more subtle than that.

    Once that pause is over, the phone is just as fast as it was before, and since it doesn't happen all the time, I don't really notice it. So to answer your question - yes, there is a bit of a lag occasionally, but no, it doesn't affect the functionality of the phone in the slightest.
  13. creezalird

    creezalird Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    sometimes my ip4g lags a little, but overall i'm plagued by the location bug which will drain my battery if i don't put my ip4g in aeroplane mode
  14. Grant

    Grant Mu-43 Veteran

    The upgrades seemed to take a very long time on one machine an extremely long time so best to have patience. Once installed the new system worked very well and I am happy with the new changes. All in all it the upgrade is worth the price and considering the price is free that is not saying much :smile:
  15. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
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    Well, thanks for all of the feedback. I may just go ahead and upgrade my iPad 2 this weekend. My only concern right now is with potential app issues that at least some people seem to be experiencing. But I'm cool with having patience and letting the OS take its time installing.
  16. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Most of my apps have already upgraded to deal with any incompatibilities. I might still have one or two left that will run into problems, but I guess I don't use them often enough to have found out yet...

  17. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 10, 2011
    Ashland, OR USA
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    All of my apps are functioning fine on both my iPhone 4 and 1st generation iPad. But my wife's iPhone 4 has been experiencing phenomenal battery drain—it goes dead overnight if left on standby.

    I've reset it to factory setup and reinstalled from backup, turned off all location services, reconfigured iCloud from scratch, and pretty much done everything I could think of or read about on Apple's discussion boards. So far, no joy. I'll keep trying new possible solutions, but I'm 300 miles away from the nearest Apple store, so I'm pretty much at the mercy of my limited trouble-shooting skills here.
  18. htc

    htc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 11, 2011
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    If the upgrade to iPhone 4 works fine then I have something wrong. It's slow as hell and is lagging all the time. I want my earlier OS back!!!
  19. Wormwood

    Wormwood Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 17, 2011
    Sydney, Australia

    Have you killed your phones power and restarted it? Might help.

    This is true for battery drain too - my 3gs went into a power drain cycle that only righted itself after a true off and on.

    On the iPad 2 this works very well indeed. Now to talk myself out of the new phone.

  20. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Tabbed browsing is a nice touch..still nothing too mindblowing. A very incremental upgrade imo.