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I'm sorry. Perhaps I'm the only crazy person on the planet who feels this way but I am really disappointed in the new Apple iPhone software update.
I read all about the proposed '200 new features' that were supposedly going to be introduced in the latest update and I was counting down the days until the update became available to download.
Like an excited little kid on Christmas morning, I woke up at the crack of dawn when the day finally arrived and ran to my computer with my iPhone.
Well.... Question... 200 new features? Where? Where are these features? Nothing has changed. For better, anyway. I'll give you the 'real' overview of this software update:
- No more YouTube. Yep. Apple failed to mention that in any of their
promotions of the update. There's a separate YouTube app you can download but it's terrible. Really slow; drastically reduced audio and video quality. The iPhone YouTube app was probably what I used most frequently. The fact that I'll never be able to use that app ever again is absolutely devastating.
- The new Maps app is really terrible. Apple advertised it as an 'improvement' to the existing app but it's a completely new (inferior) app that they had to design themselves because they are no longer buddies with Google (same reason YouTube is no longer available). Being someone who travels a fair bit for work, I relied on Google maps daily and it was always fantastic, never had issues with it. The new map is completely unreliable. The directions are incorrect a lot of the time and as a result, I have got lost a few times; the zoom function doesn't work properly and the street names take forever to load so it's not reliable when you need to figure out where to turn but the street
names don't load in time so you miss your turn. Also, with the previous google maps, I could rotate the iPhone and therefore the map so I
could view it at different angles. With the new map, if you rotate the phone, the map rotates with it so you can only see the map at one angle.
- The select, copy, paste function doesn't work as well as it used to. When I try to select text sometimes, it selects it and then unselects it. This never happened before.
- The new layout for the App Store is really slow to load and annoying to use.
- The phone in general is just really slow and sluggish. Letters freeze up while you're typing using the keyboard, emails and text messages seem to take forever to load etc..

Updating the iPhone software was the biggest let down, ever. Seriously, if they don't bring back YouTube and
Google Maps and improve the software speed and functionality, I'm going to consider switching to another smart phone. It's been almost 5 years and I never thought I'd ever switch to anything else until now, but I think the YouTube and Google maps were the best apps on the phone and now that they are gone, the iPhone has kind of lost its appeal. Also, one of the things I found superior in the iPhone compared to other smart phones was that the touch screen was super quick and highly responsive. That has seemed to deteriorate over the past year but especially since the latest update, I've found it's at its worst.

For a software update that was supposed to bring hundreds of benefits, this one seems to have only taken away the key benefits of the iPhone and introduced unwanted bugs.

Is anyone else as disappointed as I am?

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wow.. that's really shocking. but I must admit you are a honest man... :)
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Sep 27, 2012
 
I agree new software is aweful. I enjoyed YouTube and if I had know that it was removed in ver 6, no way would I have upgraded. The App Store version of YouTube sucks also.
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Sep 28, 2012
 
Its terrible! Luckily I hadn't updated it when my friend showed me what it was like. It even looks bad, all the music looks awful and YouTube isn't tere and it's a s slow as anything. I'll never update it :(
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Shoeboxmoonpiebandaid wrote:
I'm sorry. Perhaps I'm the only crazy person on the planet who feels this way but I am really disappointed in the new Apple iPhone software update.
I read all about the proposed '200 new features' that were supposedly going to be introduced in the latest update and I was counting down the days until the update became available to download.
Like an excited little kid on Christmas morning, I woke up at the crack of dawn when the day finally arrived and ran to my computer with my iPhone.
Well.... Question... 200 new features? Where? Where are these features? Nothing has changed. For better, anyway. I'll give you the 'real' overview of this software update:
- No more YouTube. Yep. Apple failed to mention that in any of their
promotions of the update. There's a separate YouTube app you can download but it's terrible. Really slow; drastically reduced audio and video quality. The iPhone YouTube app was probably what I used most frequently. The fact that I'll never be able to use that app ever again is absolutely devastating.
- The new Maps app is really terrible. Apple advertised it as an 'improvement' to the existing app but it's a completely new (inferior) app that they had to design themselves because they are no longer buddies with Google (same reason YouTube is no longer available). Being someone who travels a fair bit for work, I relied on Google maps daily and it was always fantastic, never had issues with it. The new map is completely unreliable. The directions are incorrect a lot of the time and as a result, I have got lost a few times; the zoom function doesn't work properly and the street names take forever to load so it's not reliable when you need to figure out where to turn but the street
names don't load in time so you miss your turn. Also, with the previous google maps, I could rotate the iPhone and therefore the map so I
could view it at different angles. With the new map, if you rotate the phone, the map rotates with it so you can only see the map at one angle.
- The select, copy, paste function doesn't work as well as it used to. When I try to select text sometimes, it selects it and then unselects it. This never happened before.
- The new layout for the App Store is really slow to load and annoying to use.
- The phone in general is just really slow and sluggish. Letters freeze up while you're typing using the keyboard, emails and text messages seem to take forever to load etc..
Updating the iPhone software was the biggest let down, ever. Seriously, if they don't bring back YouTube and
Google Maps and improve the software speed and functionality, I'm going to consider switching to another smart phone. It's been almost 5 years and I never thought I'd ever switch to anything else until now, but I think the YouTube and Google maps were the best apps on the phone and now that they are gone, the iPhone has kind of lost its appeal. Also, one of the things I found superior in the iPhone compared to other smart phones was that the touch screen was super quick and highly responsive. That has seemed to deteriorate over the past year but especially since the latest update, I've found it's at its worst.
For a software update that was supposed to bring hundreds of benefits, this one seems to have only taken away the key benefits of the iPhone and introduced unwanted bugs.
Is anyone else as disappointed as I am?
Yes!!!!!!!!
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Yep,

Back to the stone age. I was thinking of closing my account, this made it happen.

Some things should be left as they are.
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I agree it is horrible to expect an improvement and have your convenient features taken away from you. WTF This would have never happened if Jobs were here. Im going back to SONY. Taking my followers with me
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Shoeboxmoonpiebandaid wrote:
I'm sorry. Perhaps I'm the only crazy person on the planet who feels this way but I am really disappointed in the new Apple iPhone software update.
I read all about the proposed '200 new features' that were supposedly going to be introduced in the latest update and I was counting down the days until the update became available to download.
Like an excited little kid on Christmas morning, I woke up at the crack of dawn when the day finally arrived and ran to my computer with my iPhone.
Well.... Question... 200 new features? Where? Where are these features? Nothing has changed. For better, anyway. I'll give you the 'real' overview of this software update:
- No more YouTube. Yep. Apple failed to mention that in any of their
promotions of the update. There's a separate YouTube app you can download but it's terrible. Really slow; drastically reduced audio and video quality. The iPhone YouTube app was probably what I used most frequently. The fact that I'll never be able to use that app ever again is absolutely devastating.
- The new Maps app is really terrible. Apple advertised it as an 'improvement' to the existing app but it's a completely new (inferior) app that they had to design themselves because they are no longer buddies with Google (same reason YouTube is no longer available). Being someone who travels a fair bit for work, I relied on Google maps daily and it was always fantastic, never had issues with it. The new map is completely unreliable. The directions are incorrect a lot of the time and as a result, I have got lost a few times; the zoom function doesn't work properly and the street names take forever to load so it's not reliable when you need to figure out where to turn but the street
names don't load in time so you miss your turn. Also, with the previous google maps, I could rotate the iPhone and therefore the map so I
could view it at different angles. With the new map, if you rotate the phone, the map rotates with it so you can only see the map at one angle.
- The select, copy, paste function doesn't work as well as it used to. When I try to select text sometimes, it selects it and then unselects it. This never happened before.
- The new layout for the App Store is really slow to load and annoying to use.
- The phone in general is just really slow and sluggish. Letters freeze up while you're typing using the keyboard, emails and text messages seem to take forever to load etc..
Updating the iPhone software was the biggest let down, ever. Seriously, if they don't bring back YouTube and
Google Maps and improve the software speed and functionality, I'm going to consider switching to another smart phone. It's been almost 5 years and I never thought I'd ever switch to anything else until now, but I think the YouTube and Google maps were the best apps on the phone and now that they are gone, the iPhone has kind of lost its appeal. Also, one of the things I found superior in the iPhone compared to other smart phones was that the touch screen was super quick and highly responsive. That has seemed to deteriorate over the past year but especially since the latest update, I've found it's at its worst.
For a software update that was supposed to bring hundreds of benefits, this one seems to have only taken away the key benefits of the iPhone and introduced unwanted bugs.
Is anyone else as disappointed as I am?
Much slower battery life and that is even with a charger case that doubles the batter life. I turned on my phone at 9:30 AM and the I am down to 65% at 9:00 PM, which means I have burned through 135% of power in less than 12-hours. I also noticed that my home wifi is not always engaging, which never happened prior to the new upload. I am curious if anyone else has noticed this as well
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I hate it too specialy the app section and the youtube. Thanks for that im buying samsung s3
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I agree...if they don't fix this, I'm switch phones. This update is super frustrating. I'm super disappointed.
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Is there any way you can just download the previous software?
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after i updated my phone it was fine for like a week or too. But now it turns off all the time sometimes wont even come back on. i am very angry about this. sometimes i even wanna throw the thing cause it pisses me off. i wish i would have never did it!
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I've been an Apple supporter since 1999. As for the iPhone? My friend has a Droid and every time we compare our phones, his is just WAY better in terms of features.

In addition the plans available for the droid are WAY cheaper.

It might nog look as pretty but I don't care anymore.

Goodbye Apple!
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Seems like a scam, usually I don't download updates if everything is fine...this update said it would fix glitches, sounds good hu?
More glitches than ever for all of us sensible people who don't run out and stand in line for the newest iPhone when this one worked JUST FINE, seems like a scam to get our phones slowed down so we rush like all the other idiots to get the newest (faster) phone. Bs

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Dec 5, 2012
 
i like the update
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"SUCKS" is right!! I've wasted SO much time going the wrong way because of maps and the "select" dysfunction makes me use more profanity than I'd like!! I Absolutely HATE the upgrade!! Been a family girl for the last 6 years and now ....I'm SERIOUSLY considering Android!!
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Yup, the update is horrible, not saying that someday it might be better than its predecessor but I'm it's current form, Garbage.
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Upgrade messed up my phone, seriously these idiots keep making things worse. Hate this phone time to replace it with something else. IPhone is an overpriced, overrated piece of garbage.
Good bye iPhone

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Since Steve Job die apple is going down they are doing all kind of bad changes on the iPhone software , my Iphone now looks like another freaking phone with this update, I don't like it!!!!!!!
A DROID LOOKS BETTER THAT THIS... PERIOD!
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it sucks!

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