Complaints about iOS 7 still pour in
Despite his fierce critics, Apple’s CEO’s Tim Cook (he whose name cannot be mentioned) seems to have down well. GoMo News should have realised this for the high number of activations recorded by Localytics (see previous story here). However, Apple has just officially announced that it sold an impressive nine millions handsets in just three days after their appearance in the shops. BlackBerry’s Thorsten Heins must be feeling sick because he couldn’t even sell 7 million Z10s. Anyway, it appears that Apple has genuinely run out of stock (although we strongly suspect that it is just the 5s that consumers can’t buy in stores.
The official announcement which we reproduced here also crows on about the success of its latest software – iOS 7.
It says that some 200 million Apple device users have been fooled into upgrading to the latest version – ie iOS7, and that makes it the “fast software upgrade in history.”
In addition, Apple also claims that 11 million people have utilised iTunes Radio – something which is only possible when you have iOS 7 on your mobile device and live in the USA.
The bad news is that the track that all these Apple fanbois are listening to for free is ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ by Drake.
In the meantime, however, complaints about iOS 7 still pour in – although we’ve only be able to publish one negative and one positive comment so far (the expletives on the others being unacceptable in a family magazine).
One reader complained that an application he uses for his business – which helps send messages to groups of users has stopped working.
He claims the app (which we think is Groups offered by Cubix) even admits that there is a problem with running under iOS 7.
We suppose that Apple will just suggest he shouldn’t have been running a mission critical app on a consumer product like an iPhone.
Can’t see BlackBerry saying something similar about BB10, of course.
What puzzles us was that for a window of about two days, Apple device owners could genuinely downgrade to a version of iOS6. But then Apple turned that option off.
What kind of massive control freakes have these people become?