Edit: After half day, my wife’s Mac started having the same problem. I have then applied the solution that I found in the Apple
Reasons iOS 6 Users Shouldn’t Upgrade to iOS 7
Millions of users have taken the plunge to upgrade their devices to the new iOS 7.0. However, many of them are still comfortable with the older iOS 5 or iOS 6; and not willing to perform an upgrade themselves. Not everyone is keen to jump on the iOS 7.0 bandwagon and users may need to know a bit more about Apple’s new software version before making the change. Here are ten reasons why they shouldn’t perform an upgrade, at least for now:
- iOS 6.0 still works fine: Apple habitually places pressures on users to get them to think that the newest iOS version is mandatory and time is of the essence. The older iOS 6.0 may not be equipped with enhanced Siri, Control Center or redesigned interface; but it is still a stable platform with much of the kinks worked out. It is still adequate for users who what to stay productive and get the job done. Those who don’t want to mess with a new platform and relearn the interface may need to stay with the iOS 6.0
- iOS 7.0 may affect productivity: Corporate users tend to loathe changes and that’s more likely to happen when a new iOS version rears it ugly head. IT decision makers need to go through a complex process before deploying a new company-wide operating system. They need to work for an inordinate amount of time to see whether the new platform will improve or hurt productivity. Windows Vista caused turmoil in business world, but when Windows 7 hit the stores, corporate users were happy to upgrade their archaic Windows XP platforms. The same may hold true with the iOS 7.0. Apple’s new mobile platform is a significant enhancement that doesn’t look like its predecessor. Some simple tasks such as closing open apps require a different gesture. It may also take some time before iOS 6.0 users know how to get more out of the new notification center. Finally, the iOS 7.0 brings corporate users a significant productivity challenge and companies will be well advised to make careful analysis before requiring employees to get their hands on the new OS.
- Developers still need to catch up: So far, not many developers have delivers apps optimized for the new iOS 7.0. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that our favorite games and multimedia players won’t work. Realizing this, users may need to before downloading iOS 7.0. To get full benefit for the new operating system version, users should wait that most apps are already updated to gain the best possible experience.
- The “wait for updates” rule still applies: There’s an old rule in the computing world that users shouldn’t deploy a new OS version until the developers has rolled out the software updates. A major software version, like the iOS 7.0, typically brings a bit of oddities and issues that must be ironed out. Some users have reported lower performance level after they performed an update and some new lockscreen glitches have also been discovered. It’s better to stay with the iOS 6.0 than updating to a potentially buggy platform.
- You use a jailbroken device: Many iPhone users jailbroke their devices and currently enjoy the ability to install third party apps. If this is the case, they should hold off on upgrading to the new platform. Those broadminded people behind the iOS jailbreaking community are surely working feverishly to provide root access on iOS 7.0 devices. But until they can deliver a reliable solution, it’s better to wait for awhile. Also, those who wish to continue using Cydia or any kind of mods, should also watch and see.
- Your iPhone is old: Unfortunately, the iOS 7.0 is only available for newer iPhone models, starting from the iPhone 4. So, users with iPhone 3GS or earlier need to settle with iOS 6.0 or older. Don’t fret, many apps still fully support the iOS 6, even after developers update them to better support the iOS 7.0. Like any device manufacturer, Apple also pushes forward with its iOS devices and stops supporting older models to focus on providing better service on newer technology. It won’t make sense for the company to spend money on products that barely or don’t bring any income.
- Not everyone loves the design: For many long-time iOS users, it looks like Apple takes a finely polished UI and replaces it with something as simplistic as kindergarten kids’ paper cut-outs. Unlike iOS and Android, Microsoft introduces an innovative tile-based interface. Probably as a response, Apple chooses to emulate some features of the Windows RT. It might be better for Apple to stick with the general design of iOS 6.0 and adds support for dynamic widgets instead. Instead, Apple simplifies the icon design and even stole some ideas from the jailbreak community.
- You have poor Internet access: It is necessary to consider that the iOS 7.0 is about 1GB to download and there’s no way to download it from mobile data service. People with poor non-mobile Internet access may find themselves in a little predicament. In this case, users may need to wait for awhile until they hit a high-speed, public Wi-Fi hotspot.
- You are uncomfortable with changes: The iOS 7.0 probably offers the most dramatic changes compared to other major iOS versions. This can be a bit disconcerting for some users, especially for those who already know all the nooks and crannies of the iOS 6.0. Not everyone is motivated enough to learn about those “exciting” hidden, new features.
- You are expecting too much: Some users believe that by installing the new iOS 7.0, they will be welcomed with a completely new world that addresses all their issues and answers all their dreams. In essence, some new features of iOS 7.0 are already available on Android for years. While consumers can use AirDrop for easier file transfer, there’s no standardized technology like the NFC support. There’s also no support for multiple users or software modifications that people really like to do in Android.
Simply put, Apple’s new iOS 7.0 is a significantly different platform with new improvements. But, people with basic requirements and specific technical limitations may need to consider whether they should perform an upgrade.
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