Yeah, I said it.
iOS 7 is unquestionably the most unstable, unreliable, defect ridden OS (operating system) that Apple has ever released.
I wish I were simply going for dramatic effect, as I am prone to do.
But I’m not.
Unfortunately (for Apple and Apple users) I’m serious.
Since I’ve had the iPhone 5s, which came preloaded with this garbage, and since I stepped up to iOS 7 on my iPad 2, I’ve experience more crashes than I care to mention.
Even though I’ve meticulously kept up with all updates, my devices seem to crash frequently.
I’m rocking 7.0.4, but I might as well be on a Windows phone for the frequency with which I find myself staring at the white screen of death.
It got so bad that I started keeping a crash log detailing the dates, times and activities I was engaged in.
To date, I’ve recorded several (although I’ve experience many more), to wit:
- 11/24 @ 7:03 pm Facebook app crashed on iPhone
- 11/26 @ 11:37 am Chat crashed on iPad
- 11/26 @ 7:59 am Kindle app crashed (switching between Kindle and Chat)
- 12/13 @ 6:16 pm MyTix app crashed on iPhone
- 1/2 @ 10:48 am iTunes crashed on iPhone
I was just going to record these crashes for internal use with my team, but as I was tapping out a post in WordPress on my iPad, it crashed.
When I opened OmniFocus on my iPhone to add it to my crash log, the iPhone crashed too.
Back to back crashes on two different devices within seconds of each other.
I can’t make this shit up.
I was hot.
I started to post a tirade, blasting Apple’s latest OS as a drug-induced, hippie-hued useless waste of time.
But cooler heads prevailed, and I paused.
What would that get me (aside from jeers, cheers and a round of applause from jaded Android uses)?
Instead, I’ve decided to do an informal survey, asking folks about their experiences with iOS 7 to see if my experience is anomalous or par for the course.
I’m posing the following questions to Apple users and will post the results of my survey in a subsequent post.
Remember to click “Vote” after each question to have your answer tallied.
Your opinion matters, so please take the time to complete the poll, comment here, on Facebook or wherever you encounter this post/poll.
If you don’t answer the poll here, you can tag your responses with the hashtag #ios7sucksballs to be included in the survey.
My blog is so popular that WordPress will likely crash from the overwhelming traffic, so if you re trying to leave a comment with your responses, but are unable to do so due to system constraints, please try again later.
Now I don’t want to be a complaining complainatron, so here’s a link to an article from Digital Trends, with solutions to some of the more common problems with iOS 7.