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iOS 8 Adoption Surpasses 50%
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saliknaqi
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saliknaqi,
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10/29/2014 | 12:29:13 PM
Why are people reluctant?
I updated my ipad 4 to ios 8 but i didn't observe signifcant change in speed. But I wanted to ask why are people reluctant to update? Why is the adoption rate slow?
jgherbert
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jgherbert,
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10/30/2014 | 11:07:02 PM
Re: Why are people reluctant?
Why reluctant with 8.1, or with 8.0?

Apple's x.0 releases are notoriously buggy, as they are - it would seem - pushed out by a given date, whether they're ready or not. The new hardware MUST run the new software, and nobody will screw with the timeline for new hardware. Thus whatever gets released on day 1 is likely to be not fully tested, and certainly not tested across a wide enough range of environments. Then over the subsequent weeks, Apple evidently runs war rooms tracking bug reports and fixing them, and getting updates out there. 8.0.1 was just embarrassing, though 8.0.2 did fix some good stuff. 8.1 was the big jump we were waiting for as it added some of the features that they had been touting, but it's still not perfect, and people are still seeing issues. The same applies to OS X Yosemite - great update, but bug-ridden and needed more testing; early adopters once again risk paying the price.

Hesitancy isn't necessarily a bad thing. And if you don't really care for a particular new feature, why upgrade?
saliknaqi
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saliknaqi,
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10/31/2014 | 10:48:05 AM
Re: Why are people reluctant?
Thanks. Yuo now I do realize after updating the software apple do tend to release and update regarding bug fixes soon after the actual OS. So it's bad for business if they do not complete the testing or postpone the  release date? And yup I am using an ipad 4. it already was enough for me i didn't find any much improvements. So yup wont bother if there isn't anything new.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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11/2/2014 | 11:33:57 PM
Re: Why are people reluctant?
Good question and it's hard to say. As an Apple envangelist I upgraded my iPad 2 to iOS 8 almost immediately after it's available. Definitely it cannot be faster due to my outdated hardware. However, it's not so slow as I expected, which is beyond the expectation. I think one of the major reasons of reluctant is that, many end users did not realize how useful the new features are. So people do not bother to upgrade.


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