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  • Six Things About iOS 6 That Will Disappoint Some iOS Users


    Yes, iOS 6 looks pretty new and shiny right now, but donít think for a second that itís perfect. There are some key points that could leave a lot of iOS users unhappy with the update if they don't put some time and consideration into leaving iOS 5 for the beta.

    1. No Jailbreak
    Probably the biggest one: iOS 6 doesnít have a jailbreak yet. If you plan on upgrading, you can kiss your jailbreak goodbye until you either downgrade back to iOS 5, or until a tethered or untethered jailbreak tool is released. It is likely that a tethered jailbreak will be released for A4 devices on iOS 6 beta, however many jailbreak tweaks and Cydia included probably arenít stable enough to run on the new operating system just yet.


    2. App Store App Compatibility Could Take A While
    Some App Store applications could work as expected, but some may try to perform their functions and just crash in iOS 6. Many applications will have to be updated to work with iOS 6ís new features, such as Facebook integration. There are many things in iOS 6 that are not the same as in iOS 4 and iOS 5 that could cause an application to be unstable. It is recommended that you only download applications that have been confirmed to work on iOS 6 to avoid issues that could cause inconveniences.


    3. No Original iPad Support
    The original iPad is not supported by iOS 6. This is extremely unfortunate, and also very odd, since the iPad has an A4 processor like the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G. Yet, the iPhone 3GS, with its outdated processor, still gets the iOS 6 upgrade. Orginal iPad owners will be stuck on iOS 5, unfortunately. The original iPad sold very well, so it puts a good fraction of people at a loss.


    4. No Siri On iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4/iPod touch 4G/iPad 2
    We all wanted Apple to open up Siri capability on all devices. Spire helped prove that all of the iOS 5 devices were capable of running the virtual assistant. She is both fun to play with as she is useful for giving directions and fetching answers to math problems. While Apple was generous enough to bring Siri to the new iPad, there is no technical reason that they couldnít have brought her to at least the iPad 2 and iPhone 4.


    5. Flyover And Turn-By-Turn Navigation For Limited Devices
    This is probably one of the coolest features that iOS 6 will be bringing to the table; the ability to see cities up from above in high definition view, and the ability to turn your Maps application into a fully-functional GPS application that can guide you to your destination with voice as you move forward. Unfortunately, Apple has decided to bottleneck these features to only the iPad 2, the new iPad, and the iPhone 4S. It's probably understandable, considering that these 3-D views demand a bunch of processor and graphics-hungry functions, however it's likely that the iPhone 4 would be capable of rendering them just fine. Unfortunately, if you still use an iPhone 4 (or even an iPhone 3GS), you cannot use turn-by-turn navigation.


    6. Passbook Adds Another Potentially Useless App Icon
    If you werenít a fan of Newsstand in iOS 5, then you probably hid Newsstand from your home screen with a jailbreak tweak like Springtomize 2. Unfortunately, iOS 6 comes with yet another application icon that not too many people are likely going to use. Not everyone likes to associate his or her easy-to-lose iPhone with money and important information. With Passbook, you can use your iPhone to manage your gift cards or airplane tickets. Apple should have known that not every iPhone owner rides airplanes or manages gift cards every single day.

    If there is anything else about iOS 6 that you think could be a disappointment, be sure to let us know and it may end up in our list!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Six Things About iOS 6 That Will Disappoint Some iOS Users started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 136 Comments
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Why do you think anything has been burnt? Nothing new has been shown.
      The Dev Team would not be so stupid.
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      I'm talking about the old exploit that Apple patched up... Not any of the new ones (if there even are any)
    1. HeliPilot's Avatar
      HeliPilot -
      Apple chipsets:
      iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 4G = A4 chipset
      iPhone 4S, iPad 2 = A5 chipset
      iPad 3 and possibly next iPhone = A5X

      Just needed to clarify this for some people.

      Now OT, I will wait for an iOS 6 JB just like I have since iOS 3 and then proceed to tweak the heck out of it.
    1. Wheaties_92's Avatar
      Wheaties_92 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      If it wasn't for the Maps, iOS6 would be a good upgrade, but apart from the lack of street view, even the satellite view is awful here in the UK.

      A definate retrograde step.
      Well plz try to remember its on beta terms and
      I'm pretty sure apple won't give us this crap update for maps because
      apple is working on maps to be much better aside from the notification center twitter and Facebook that was the only major change
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I am fully aware of what a beta is.

      We will have to see what is in the release version.
    1. Modding life's Avatar
      Modding life -
      I disagree for the one thing you listed about no jailbreak yet because people should know already to not update their A5 devices and A4 users like myself can downgrade if we don't like it
    1. jaydenharris98's Avatar
      jaydenharris98 -
      I have update iOS 6 beta 3 on my device.

      jailbreaking iPhones is legal within the u. s., though Apple has declared that the apply "can violate the warrantee
    1. soidroidios's Avatar
      soidroidios -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wheaties_92 View Post
      Well plz try to remember its on beta terms and
      I'm pretty sure apple won't give us this crap update for maps because
      apple is working on maps to be much better aside from the notification center twitter and Facebook that was the only major change
      That will probably be just for the major countries. For underdeveloped countries, we know the crap will remain.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by soidroidios View Post
      That will probably be just for the major countries. For underdeveloped countries, we know the crap will remain.
      Yup,I doubt we'll get much in th UK.
    1. jaydenharris98's Avatar
      jaydenharris98 -
      Of course, for alittle minority of you, iOS 6 could negate the requirement for jailbreaking. enhancements like fullscreen mode in safari, Facebook and Twitter links in Notification Center, and new options for several of the stock apps may mean that the tweaks you jailbreak for are not any longer necessary.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      You think that I might give up Jailbreaking?
      Are your posts just to advertise your business in your sig link?
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      He/she has got a point confucious, some people like my buddy will only jailbreak for certain things like 3G FaceTime. He's uninterested in all the rest although I think that comes from a lack of understanding. I for one will never give it up because of themes alone. Not to mention all the extra tweaks that interest me. Apple will probably never include theme customization of any sort in IOS...
    1. HeliPilot's Avatar
      HeliPilot -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaydenharris98 View Post
      I have update iOS 6 beta 3 on my device.

      jailbreaking iPhones is legal within the u. s., though Apple has declared that the apply "can violate the warrantee

      Actually, Jailbreaking your iPhone is NOT illegal in the USA. While it is OK to JB your phone tablets are still a little gray. The DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) made the acception in 2010 and it will be up for review at the end of 2012.
      You are correct that JB will void your warranty, although only if Apple can catch you. I have been through 3 iPhone 4S models for various hardware issues, all we jailbroken then restored before returning to Apple, Apple was non the wiser so my warranty is still intact.
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Quote Originally Posted by HeliPilot View Post
      Actually, Jailbreaking your iPhone is NOT illegal in the USA. While it is OK to JB your phone tablets are still a little gray. The DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) made the acception in 2010 and it will be up for review at the end of 2012.
      You are correct that JB will void your warranty, although only if Apple can catch you. I have been through 3 iPhone 4S models for various hardware issues, all we jailbroken then restored before returning to Apple, Apple was non the wiser so my warranty is still intact.
      That's the one flaw with Apple lol.

      Even if they did make it against the law, which I doubt, I would still jailbreak. Not like they'll put up a special SWAT team for dealing with jailbreakers. It would be the stupidest law in history too.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by HeliPilot View Post
      Actually, Jailbreaking your iPhone is NOT illegal in the USA. While it is OK to JB your phone tablets are still a little gray. The DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) made the acception in 2010 and it will be up for review at the end of 2012.
      You are correct that JB will void your warranty, although only if Apple can catch you. I have been through 3 iPhone 4S models for various hardware issues, all we jailbroken then restored before returning to Apple, Apple was non the wiser so my warranty is still intact.
      He said it was LEGAL, you guys said the exact same thing just different ways.

      Quote Originally Posted by H4CK3R View Post
      That's the one flaw with Apple lol.

      Even if they did make it against the law, which I doubt, I would still jailbreak. Not like they'll put up a special SWAT team for dealing with jailbreakers. It would be the stupidest law in history too.
      No stupidest law is it is against the law to take a bite of another mans sandwich in certain states
    1. HeliPilot's Avatar
      HeliPilot -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy View Post
      He said it was LEGAL, you guys said the exact same thing just different ways.



      No stupidest law is it is against the law to take a bite of another mans sandwich in certain states
      Cowboy, you are correct, I feel a little silly now for completely mis-reading his post. Must have had a very long day if I can't read the obvious.