iOS 6: The Reason I’m Considering Ditching My iPhone

29 Sep iOS 6: The Reason I’m Considering Ditching My iPhone

As most of you know, Apple’s new iOS 6 operating system was released just about a week ago.  And, if any of you have read my previous posts, you know that I am very on the fence about whether or not I’ll be keeping my iPhone when it comes to upgrade time in December. If iOS 6 was Apple’s attempt to persuade me to stay on the iPhone train, it was not very successful. ios6

Everyone has been talking about the switch from Google Maps to the new Apple Maps, and I agree that Apple Maps is horrible and can rarely even pinpoint my location. In fact, Apple CEO, Tim Cook has even apologized for it. But, my bigger issue is why it took so long for the iPhone to be able to provide turn-by-turn and voice guidance in the first place. All of my friends who use Android’s version of Google Maps have had these capabilities for quite some time.

Then there is the WiFi problem. Apparently not everyone is experiencing the bug, but I certainly am.  For the time being I can’t connect to WiFi at all. And, for some reason, I can also not turn off my notifications. Even if I switch on the “Do Not Disturb” function, my phone still vibrates every time I get an email or Facebook message.

According to a TechCrunch article, I’m not the only one unhappy with the update. The article states that:

“Apple’s iOS 6 doesn’t appear to be doing the company any favors when it comes to user satisfaction, according to a new poll conducted by mobile customer research firm On Device. The survey of just under 16,000 iPhone owners in the U.S. found that compared to iOS 5, those with iOS 6 were slightly less satisfied with their devices. The drop is small, but still noteworthy because On Device says this is the first time it’s seeing a drop in satisfaction.”

That said, you can definitely count me in as one of the unsatisfied customers. Apple has about 2 months to convince me I should stick with them. Have a recommendation for a smartphone? I’d love to hear it…


Kate Nesbitt
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