Apple’s recent release of its iOS 6 has been facing many difficulties since its debut. The issues plaguing users range from basic hardware functions to stumbles with everyday apps. The anticipated release has received mixed reviews due to the issues which are starting to make the bad features outshine the improved ones of the operating system.
While part of the issue at hand is due to the split between Apple and Google, some of the bad experiences relate to the basic design of the new operating system. With more than half of iPhone users already upgraded, it is only a matter of time before the new operating system is commonplace. Many users are ready to upgrade their iPhones and iPads to the new operating system, but many are holding back until some key issues are fixed.
Numerous reports of connectivity issues have been pouring in, the majority of which are relating to Wi-Fi capabilities. The wireless issues range from slower speeds to the inability to connect to the internet. While some have had success downgrading their firmware and changing the Cellular Data in Settings to off, others seem to be out of luck. Since no one resolution has worked for everyone, the company is facing difficulties trying to create a permanent solution. Apple is aware of these connectivity problems but have not made an official statement regarding the issue.
Bad Battery Life
Among the list of issues with the new operating system, iPhone 4 users have been experiencing a shorter battery life after upgrading. The increased app capabilities are partially to blame, causing the device to be simply overworked and drain its battery stores faster.
Apple has already announced a quick fix to the issue, which consists of resetting customized settings, closing any apps in use, and rebooting the device.
Mishaps with Maps
With the Apple iOS 6, a new Apple Maps app was unveiled. This app is the first Apple Map app to not use Google Map based technology. The app has numerous issues with its basic functions, not limited to giving bad directions. The app has misplaced entire towns, declared railroad stations state parks, and created nonexistent roadways.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has officially apologized for the Apple Maps app and the inconveniences it has caused its users. Until the app is fixed, Apple is recommending the use of other map apps to find destinations. Apple has attempted to recruit new developers in hopes to fix the Apple Maps app as quickly as possible.
Apple with less Apps
While there are numerous new apps available, including apps that allow developers to sell their apps directly to the public, many classic apps will not be available in the app store. Youtube will no longer have an official app, causing Google to begin development on an independent app for the popular website. The wait is a large disappointment to the millions who use the popular website, but seems to be the least of the complaints about the iOS 6.
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