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iOS 7 Is Here- Should You Upgrade?

Submitted by on September 19, 2013 – 9:29 am3 Comments

The last time Apple unveiled a new mobile operating system, it was plagued with so many problems, critics and users actually advised avoiding the upgrade until the issues were addressed. Does iOS 7 have any similar problems?

With initial reviews rolling in, it looks the short answer is “no.”

iOS 6 debuted almost immediately to complaints about Apple’s new native Maps App, which replaced Google Maps. The new app misplaced major cities and destinations and gave inaccurate directions; one op-ed at Mashable called it “almost unusably bad.” The problems even earned a rare apology from Apple CEO Tim Cook, and downloads of iOS 6 shot up after Google finally released a Maps app for iOS.

The operating system also suffered from a Wi-Fi glitch and complaints about a “purple haze” sun glare in photographs (though the latter was probably hardware related).

But iOS 7 appears to be free from these problems. USA Today says it “makes the best smartphone on the market even better.” Pixel Envy’s Nick Heer gushes that iOS 7 is “a truly sublime experience.” And AllThingsD says “nearly everything is improved” in “the biggest overhaul” since the introduction of the first iPhone.

To download iOS 7 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, go to Settings, then General, then Software Update.

Do you already have iOS 7? What do you think of it? Let us know in comments.


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