Nearly 2 years ago, I purchased an Apple iPad 2 directly from Apple Store, more as a Christmas present. At that point in time, my iPad was pre-installed with iOS version 5, which over a period time I upgraded to iOS 5.0.3 when Apple rolled out new upgrades. However, I stopped at the last version of 5.0.x, primarily because there were a lot of review articles mentioning poor battery management after 5.1.x was introduced. It never really got fixed (although some users did claim their iOS devices were functioning well after the fix was applied). I never felt confident at that time.
Remember about a year ago, Apple introduced iOS 6; which was showcased by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple after Steve Jobs stepped down. Instead of bringing more innovation to the users, I find that this version was carelessly rolled out and “fault” in a way, that Tim Cook has to apologized publicly to the users for the inconveniences it caused.
I hope you are not laughing at me; yes, I just purchased my next mobile phone (smartphone) today and that is neither iPhone 5 nor Samsung S3, but rather iPhone 4S. Having waited almost a year for Apple’s iPhone 5, since my contract with MobileOne (M1) has expired, it has disappointed me unfortunately.
In my earlier post, I mentioned that all the faults and flaws with the latest device from Apple, I decided to stick with the device that Steve Jobs last publicly announced in 2011, prior his demise.
iOS 6 is a major version jump from its previous version of 5.1.1. One of the significance change is the removal or replacement of Google apps. YouTube app has been removed completely, and Google Map apps has been replaced by its home-made Apple apps. Since iOS 4, we have been living and breathing with these 2 heavily used apps in iPhones and iPads, their sudden absence has certainly caused an uneasiness in the Apple consumer community.