There’s no jailbreak so there’s no going back, eitherA chance conversation with a former ardent supporter of Apple’s products has astonished GoMo News. The man owns three Apple products: – an iPad, a MacBook and an iPhone 4S. However, after downloading iOS 7 onto the iPhone, he is not a happy bunny [displeased]. He’s even gone so far as threatening to get a Samsung Android when his handset contract runs out in November .
We did a little research and found that our fallen-fanbois [fanboy] is apparently not alone.
A social media watcher – We Are Social, found that around a third of comments on social media sites were complaining about iOS 7.
And get this – according to a Macworld UK poll only 64 per cent of readers thought iOS 7 was great. So 36 per cent were unhappy with iOS 7.
That’s an interesting figure because readers of a publication such as Macworld are de facto Apple fanbois [fanboys]. If they don’t all think it is fantastic then Apple genuinely has a problem.
Now there are some interesting facets to the figures produced by We are Social. Not least because by comparison with iOS 6 last year  which got 749,505 mentions, iOS 7 got five million mentions. Up by 569 per cent.
With about one third of those mentions complaining about the new iOS that means around 1.6 million people were unhappy with iOS 7.
But you have to understand social media to read more into such figures. Every time we write something criticising Apple we receive comments which are positive and against our opinion.
It doesn’t happen vice versa. So the mere fact that you have so many people upset doesn’t look good at all for Apple’s customer relations.
Now for the really bad news. You only had a small window of opportunity to downgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 6 if you realised you’d made a mistake.
In order for a downgrade to happe, Apple must ‘sign’ a version of iOS to be suitable for your device on iTunes.
However, according to JustaPenguin here, Apple has stopped signing versions of iOS 6 for the iPhone 4S (GSM). So our reader is stuck.
And – as other sites have pointed out, there’s no jailbreak available for iOS 7 yet. If you’re reading this some time after September 23rd 2013 check whether a jailbreak has been released yet via Cydia.
As we pointed out previously in ‘It’s probably unwise to jailbreak an iPhone 5 – even if it were possible‘ – jailbreaking an iPhone is not for the feint-hearted.
Tim Cook called iOS 7 ”the biggest change to iOS since the iPhone.” However, it didn’t say it was the best thing.