Tag Archives: iOS 7

Class action lawsuit suggests Apple intentionally broke FaceTime in iOS 6 to force users to upgrade to iOS 7

Apple has been hit with a class action lawsuit in California. This one alleges that the company purposely broke FaceTime on iOS 6 to force users to upgrade to iOS 7 to regain functionality. The move, according to the lawsuit, was done to avoid paying high data costs to Akamai. The suit states that Apple forced customers to upgrade to iOS 7 which made…

Opinion: The lack of Apple software quality on iOS

Ever since iOS 7 there has been a major issue in the system, yet nobody is really addressing the issue. Maybe it’s because it’s not a large enough issue, or maybe these so-called “tech reviewers” don’t perceive the issue. In either case, there hasn’t been much coverage on the issue and I’d like to give it some exposure. Frame drops. Last…

Craig Federighi writes op-ed letter on Apple vs. FBI case

As Apple continues its fight against the FBI in the whole backdoor debate, Apple’s Craig Federighi has written an opinion piece in The Washington Post. Unsurprisingly, Federighi repeats much of what other Apple employees and legal team has already said, noting that creating a backdoor in its operating system will only harm the good guys. To get around…

Apple Core 004: CMD + Shift + Q

Episode 004: This week the guys go through the usual beta talk with new OS betas, removal and rendition of Apple Pencil support in iOS 9.3, the future of OS X, iPad, device storage and pricing, and of course, security. How to subscribe to Apple Core: Subscribe via RSS feed Open in the iOS Podcasts app Open in Instacast on iOS Open in Pocket…

iOS 8 now on 77% of iOS devices

After being available for over five months, Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system is now on 77% of iOS devices. Adoption continues to improve for the latest operating system, but it lags behind the adoption rate iOS 7 had last year. By this time last year, iOS 7 was running on approximately 88% of iOS devices. Meanwhile, iOS 7 is still reported on 20%…

iOS 8 adoption slower than previous iOS releases

Just over 24 hours after being released, iOS 8 is still being downloaded by many iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. This release adds new features to Messages, lots of interoperability between Apple devices, and improved communication and functionality between apps. However, despite all of the great new features, it seems that iOS 8 isn’t being…

As iOS 8 approaches, iOS 7 adoption hits 90%

Apple has updated its App Store support pages for developers with a new graphic showing iOS 7 at 90% adoption, according to the company’s data on devices accessing the App Store. iOS 8 is just around the corner, but it seems some iOS users are still only just making the jump from iOS 6.x software to iOS 7.x software. The increase to 90% adoption…

iOS 7.1.2 released, fixes iBeacons and connectivity

While developers work and play with iOS 8, Apple has released iOS 7.1.2 to the public. This update fixes several items, in particular an issue with iBeacons that users have been complaining about. It also addresses a bug with transferring data to 3rd party accessories. Note that this is just a bug fix release; there is no new functionality introduced…

How do Google’s I/O announcements stack up to what Apple has to offer?

Google held it’s annual Google I/O event on Wednesday where they unveiled Android L (the next major version of the Android OS), Android Auto,  Android TV, and a plethora of other new features and services. Quite a few of these announcements are very similar to announcements made at Apple’s WWDC just a few weeks back, and others have been on Apple’s…