A chance for us all to share those stories of how the most recent software update for iPhone, iPod and iPad has ruined our lives!
I’ve been hunting for an apology from Apple, or at least a notice that they are rushing through another and far better update. Sadly, I can find no such thing. Their transmogrification from Robin Hood to the Sheriff of Nottingham will soon be complete along with levels of customer arrogance previously only attributable to Micro$oft.
Here are just a few of the issues that have arisen since November when it was released:
- Alarm malfunction – not once but twice. Firstly when the clocks went back in November and more recently on Jan 1st, 2nd, 3rd……. don’t even know if it is fixed yet. Loads of people late for work, or worse and advice from Apple fanatics like “buy an alarm clock” certainly don’t help.
- Volvo malfunction. Used to work with the Volvo car hi-fi systems, now it doesn’t. Thankfully I can use my old iPod but there are many who don’t have that luxury.
- Various error messages and crashes. Annoying.
- Battery life issues – iPad.
- Wi-Fi issues.
- and so on and so forth…………
I’ve been directly affected by the Volvo issue, my wife by the alarm issue and even outside of these specific problems the performance is distinctly “buggy” – hesitation, not as smooth, crashes, etc.
Not the kind of performance one expects from a phone this expensive from a company that prides itself (should be past tense perhaps) on providing a high level of user experience. Not quite the same level of perfection that Apple and its fans would have you believe is a “given” with any Apple product.
Get it sorted, Apple, fast.
While you’re at it, any chance the next humungous iTunes update could include the ability to realise that our house has three devices that need updating and therefore it might be helpful to only download the update once and apply it to all three, rather than three separate downloads?
Oh, by the way, bit of a laughable ‘Sale’ you’ve got going on here in Warsaw! All the machines in the shop have ‘Sale’ notices on the screens. When you ask what the deal is you find out that the only things reduced, a little, are accessories like condoms for your phones that don’t work too good these days.
These are the sounds of a reputation slowly being torn apart.