It’s been almost a month now since I migrated to iOS 7. So far the experience has been ok for me. I haven’t encountered those horror stories related to iMessage and the other bugs that were documented by various websites and news organizations.
I did try that bug with the Passcode screen which allows anyone to bypass the security and it does happen.
I didn’t have that issue with the motion sickness as well but that is not entirely iOS 7’s fault. It’s more of each individual person’s composition – if you get dizzy easily or not.
Anyway, I haven’t updated my iOS 7 to the latest version as of the writing of this post. I’m a bit hesitant to do so right now because I am in a time of my life right now when I need my phone to be behaving properly. Like I said so far my experience has been ok so far so I’ll keep things the same for a while.
On that note there is one major experience which is not ok. It’s somewhat related to the battery drain issue raised by a lot of people. Battery drain in iOS and iPhone’s is nothing new. It’s always been there since day 1. What do you expect? With more features you’ll need more power, right?
The issue I encountered is that when my iPhone 4S reaches 10% of battery remaining my phone would suddenly turn off. That behavior only occurred to me during iOS 6 days when I’ve totally zeroed out my battery.
In iOS 7, even if I still had 10% remaining it just shuts off and when you try to turn it back on it won’t. It will show an icon that tells you that you need to plug in. It will only come back to life once you start charging your phone.
I don’t know if this is a bug or if my battery is just no longer performing at optimum levels. I hope it’s a bug of course because I don’t want to upgrade to iPhone 5S as of now. 🙂