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iOS 7 Beta

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Chris Blount, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    So is anyone here using iOS 7 Beta? I just loaded up the second Beta yesterday. I was a little skeptical at first but I must admit I'm liking it. Not a big fan of the thinner fonts but the whole OS does have a much more polished look.

    After first loading the OS, many of the my third party apps were updated and as far as I can tell, all of them work. A few bugs here and there but nothing major. It's a pretty stable OS even for Beta software. Will probably keep it on my phone and use it for my every day tasks at least for now.
     
  2. dpeters11

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    I loaded the second beta on my iPad. I'm not sure I like it UI wise, but haven't used it much. It does look like they support Activesync with Notes and I'm really looking forward to real multitasking.

    Good thing you didn't load the first one, one of our developers after loading the second beta told me, "It's been an hour since I installed it, and it hasn't crashed yet. Better than Beta 1."
     
  3. Stewart Vernon

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    I stay away from the beta on my i-devices... I run enough beta stuff like Firefox and Thunderbird that I decided to not do everyone's beta possible :)

    I've been reading a little... and I think I'll need to see iOS 7 in action before I pass judgment. It definitely looks different, and different isn't always good or bad.
     
  4. peds48

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    I would not install iOS7 until it is "jaibreakable"
     
  5. djlong

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    iOS 7 has a feature that would forever keep me from considering jailbreaking. That is, the ability to brick the phone if it's stolen. Even wiping the iPhone won't work if you don't know the owner's username and password. I rather like that (sayeth the person who had his iPod stolen and couldn't believe Apple wouldn't 'brick' it when I reported it stolen and gave them the serial number).
     
  6. peds48

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    iOS 7 has a feature that would forever keep me from considering jailbreaking. That is, the ability to brick the phone if it's stolen. Even wiping the iPhone won't work if you don't know the owner's username and password. I rather like that (sayeth the person who had his iPod stolen and couldn't believe Apple wouldn't 'brick' it when I reported it stolen and gave them the serial number).


    and why this would not work on a JB phone? JB never breaks any of the Apple features, it just "frees" the phone from Apple's stonghold
     
  7. Chris Blount

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    I wouldn't say "never". I did a few jailbreaks but not anymore because of issues I had with battery life and third party apps.
     
  8. peds48

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    I wouldn't say "never". I did a few jailbreaks but not anymore because of issues I had with battery life and third party apps.


    Battery issues are created by the user by installing tweaks that run the battery dry. I have a tweak that tells me the temperature on my LS, this of course is not battery friendly
     
  9. peds48

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    I wouldn't say "never". I did a few jailbreaks but not anymore because of issues I had with battery life and third party apps.


    and if by 3rd party apps you mean DirecTV... well these is the downside of JB'ing but at least there is a tweak that takes cares of this
     
  10. dpeters11

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    Personally, I think with ios 7 there are fewer reasons to jailbreak. I missed sbsettings, but now you have quick access to frequently used settings from anywhere.

    But then I just have an ipad, which wasn't added to the dmca exception.
     
  11. RunnerFL

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    Same here, I quit jailbreaking because it wasn't worth the time anymore and an jailbroken phone/pad really sucks battery life.
     
  12. dpeters11

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    If I ever find one of my users jailbreaking their phone, they probably won't like the result. I'd break their corporate email connection. Doesn't matter that it's a personal device.
     
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  13. peds48

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    Personally, I think with ios 7 there are fewer reasons to jailbreak. I missed sbsettings, but now you have quick access to frequently used settings from anywhere.

    But then I just have an ipad, which wasn't added to the dmca exception.


    Until Apple makes something like MiniPlayer, custom themes, browserChoose, CallBar and PushTone there is always a reason to JB
     
  14. dpeters11

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    But the reasons are dwindling. Back in the day, when it was actually fairly difficult to jailbreak, you had to do it to get any apps at all. I haven't done it since, the risks are too great for me, even if I didn't have my work email on it. This is of course also leaving out the legality of it on iPads and iPod Touches.
     
  15. peds48

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    But the reasons are dwindling. Back in the day, when it was actually fairly difficult to jailbreak, you had to do it to get any apps at all. I haven't done it since, the risks are too great for me, even if I didn't have my work email on it. This is of course also leaving out the legality of it on iPads and iPod Touches.


    See, that is the misconception, that folks JB in or order not to pay for apps. while that might be the case, it is a minority. I JB so that I can customize the phone to my linking and get rid of stupid restrictions. I have Unrestrictor which let me use any app that would only work on WiFi (like DirecTV) and FaceTime(back in the days) on 4G
     
  16. Chris Blount

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    Jailbreaking is good for those who like to remove restrictions and tinker but it's not for everyone. Personally, I just want my iPhone to work and not worry about what goes along with a JB. With that said though, I know I'm currently iOS 7 Beta right now and accept the pitfalls but luckily so far it hasn't been bad. It's also been fun having the new OS before everyone around me. :)
     
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    we would go 1 step further and terminate them, this is documented in the paperwork that they read and sign before we allow a personal phone on the corporate infrastructure.
     
  18. dpeters11

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    I wasn't meaning that at all. I know that the vast majority of jailbreakers buy apps from the official app store as well as even buying apps in Cydia. The legality aspect I'm referring to is the fact that the DMCA exemption only covers phones, not tablets.
     
  19. dpeters11

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    Good policy, unfortunately not one that I would be able to have with the types of user that we have connecting their phones.

    Fortunately we've only had two users in the past jailbreak.
     
  20. peds48

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    Jailbreaking is good for those who like to remove restrictions and tinker but it's not for everyone. Personally, I just want my iPhone to work and not worry about what goes along with a JB. With that said though, I know I'm currently iOS 7 Beta right now and accept the pitfalls but luckily so far it hasn't been bad. It's also been fun having the new OS before everyone around me. :)


    Don't know why folks keep saying a JB is unstable. The user makes it like that depending on the tweaks applied to it. I've had my iPhone 5 JB since it came out (JB) and so far is been great


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