So much has been said about iOS6 and how bad the maps are. I dislike the maps too and, to get a really detailed analysis on why it’s so rubbish, read this article by a mapping expert. However, I’m no Apple expert, but as a user who likes to think of himself as reasonably tech-savvy, and someone who embraces technological change, I just find the introduction of iOS6 a bit, well, irritating.
I should state that I updated an iPhone 4 from iOS5.1 to iOS6. I’m sorry I’m not one of those people who camp out at an Apple store, hoping to get a free Starbucks Latte whilst I wait for the next product release, but I use my phone all the time for a variety of things and, as Apple have allowed the phone be updated, the iOS6 experience can equally apply to me.
This was insanely easy once I’d removed a few hundred photographs taking up the necessary space required for the upgrade.
Introduction of the Passbook
I love the idea of this, but with only Lufthansa offering the service, it’s a bit of a let down. They should have just waited until you can actually use it.
I can cope with the redesign. I actually prefer to enter a password the first time I select something to be updated. It stops those little people with little trigger-happy fingers updating my apps without me knowing (I realise my child control mechanism is my issue to resolve; I’m just saying the old way of doing things suited my situation).
Data on 3G
For some reason, I can no longer collect email or connect to the internet via 3G. Various people have suggested contacting my network provider, but why should I have to?
It seems sluggish to me. Perhaps I have too much on my iPhone already, although I’ve seen many friends with many more apps on theirs. Maybe I don’t have enough space. It could be that the model is too old – but in that case, why not withhold it from older models?
I think I’m going to roll back to iOS5.1 if I don’t see an improvement soon. There are little things I do like – for example, I like the way the title bar(?) changes colour to match the relevant app. And I genuinely love the Do Not Disturb feature. I just don’t feel there’s enough for me to be an advocate of the OS and it’s made a pleasurable experience less pleasurable.