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  • iOS Hacker Pod2g Says He is About to Switch to an Android Device Because of iOS 7


    Well-known for his efforts in the jailbreak community, especially for his help with the most recent evasi0n jailbreak tool for iOS 6.0-6.1.2, is iOS hacker pod2g.

    Pod2g said Monday morning via his Twitter that he is thinking of making the switch to an Android device after having spent a few days testing and having been dissatisfied with iOS 7 beta 1. Pod2g's comments rail Apple's design and features that Apple made available in iOS 7:

    Quote Originally Posted by pod2g
    After a few days of iOS 7 beta 1 testing, I must admit that I am about to switch to an Android device.

    In my honest opinion, this version of iOS is the worst move Apple did in a long time.

    iOS 7 design is awful, it's slow, battery life time is the worst ever, it's full of UI bugs and crashes. OK it's beta 1, but still.

    I am pretty disappointed by the features I've seen in iOS 7. No revolution here. No big news. Just kid painting.

    They (Apple) are good at convincing people their software is 'amazing'.
    iOS 7’s icons, along with much of its user interface changes, have been frowned upon since the initial unveiling at the WWDC 2013 keynote, but as usual, Apple managed to tempt people to update by making their software seem “amazing” as pod2g puts it. Rumors have indicated that the icons are likely to change before the final release this Fall. iOS 7 also added tons of new features to the mobile operating system, many of which were available for jailbreakers first.

    Apple’s Jonathan Ive took the challenge of overseeing iOS’ design and features after Scott Forstall was ousted from the company. This had a major impact on the design behind iOS 7, which for most is going to be like learning a new user interface.

    Although iOS hacker pod2g may leave the scene for Android, his intentions on sticking around for helping with iOS exploits and developing jailbreaks are unclear. iOS hacker Joshua Hill is pretty confident that the next jailbreak may come from him specifically.

    How do you feel about the changes in iOS 7?

    Sources: pod2g
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS Hacker Pod2g Announces He is Switching to an Android Device started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 103 Comments
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Later jailbreak...... It was good we'll it lasted I guess I'll be staying on iOS 6.1.2 forever.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      Later jailbreak...... It was good we'll it lasted I guess I'll be staying on iOS 6.1.2 forever.
      Or we can all just switch to Android and never need a jailbreak again!
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      I love how most everyone and everything on the internet is like an exaggerated, made for TV, teenage drama - everything is the end of the world - and you either love something or hate it. How about we all just take a chill pill and see what happens. Then we can make our choices. Sheesh.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      Or we can all just switch to Android and never need a jailbreak again!
      Jailbroken iOS >> iOS >> Cheeseburger >> Rooted Android >> Android
    1. wb4whd's Avatar
      wb4whd -
      Not sure why everyone crying about iOS7, I am running it on my iPhone5 and having no major issues. I actually like the changes to the OS and will certainly stay with my iPhone5
    1. big poops's Avatar
      big poops -
      He just said "I'm about to switch." Sounds like he was just writing that out of disappointment and not really announcing he's switching. Like when you get mad at someone and say "I'm about to slap you!!" Doesn't mean you are, you're just saying that out of anger....... Sometimes... ��
    1. C2CA's Avatar
      C2CA -
      It looks like a girl phone.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      I have a feeling he'll be back once he bricks his phone and has to make time for getting a new one! He's not gonna be able to help himself w/ trying to make it do something it normally doesn't do..
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      I personally like ios 7. So there. My two cents
    1. hudss's Avatar
      hudss -
      slow news day..
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Ummmmm no ^^^
    1. pakitos's Avatar
      pakitos -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      Or we can all just switch to Android and never need a jailbreak again!
      You actually do need to root it to take full Android controll, which is basically a jailbreak.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Can still do more on them when they stock than in a iphone
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Very misleading title.
    1. DVLPmedia's Avatar
      DVLPmedia -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      Jailbroken iOS >> iOS >> Cheeseburger >> Rooted Android >> Android

      Haha, I laughed.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      Jailbroken iOS >> iOS >> Cheeseburger >> Rooted Android >> Android
      Jailbroken iOS >= Rooted Android > Android >= iOS
    1. td1439's Avatar
      td1439 -
      I don't think it's set in stone that he's switching, it just sounds like he's really unhappy with the current version of 7. My guess is they will get enough negative feedback that they will change the icons somewhat, and you know they will clean up the performance issues.

      Also, even if he does switch to Android, that doesn't mean he won't/can't work on a 7 jailbreak.

      Personally, I like the look so far of a lot of the UI elements, and I'm thinking that once 7 is jailbroken, I won't need to theme as much on my phone. (although I just saw some screenshots of FIF7Y's 'Origins' theme...the UI elements in that are incredible)
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      If he actually decides to leave then he leaves...it's not like he was the only person working on JB's. Sure he was very helpful with them, but if he makes up his mind then that's that, no reason to make a big deal out of it. I personally like iOS 7, I also understand that it's a beta...this isn't the final product. If he does decide to leave, then best of luck to him!
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      I like how he's acting like all the issues with iOS 7 shouldn't exist. It's beta 1 for god's sake, of course it's going to be super buggy. The new UI and features aren't even finalized anyways, so the look and features of iOS 7 could drastically change throughout the beta stages.
    1. peligon1's Avatar
      peligon1 -
      I have every iphone apple ever made dating back to 2007 and not one time I bought each device with pod2g in mind or for the matter to jailbreak them.Apple products are solid all round with great craftsmanship and technology. ios 7 is in beta which means there many changes and tweaks to come ahead of its final public release. I am currently test driving ios7 and it is a masterpiece with great new features and a work in progress!!The news of pod2g(cry baby) oh he don't like the design of ios7 so he is switching to android, this might be great news for apple...maybe apple finally found an exploit to get rid of jailbreakers...lol