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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Avoid iOS 7 Beta

At this point, you should know Apple's iOS 7 is not so top-secret anymore. Most likely, many of you have already formed an opinion whether iOS 7 is a runaway success or it's Apple's "worst move" ever. Due to its radical redesign and new features, there have been many regular users interested in installing iOS 7 beta. In this featured post, we will highlight the reasons why regular users shouldn't install iOS 7 beta.

Top Reasons Why You Should Avoid iOS 7 Beta

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Avoid iOS 7 Beta

Bugs, Bugs Everywhere!

iOS 7 Bugs

iOS 7 is currently in beta, which is the shortest way of saying that there will be bugs and lots of them. iOS 7 is not yet finished, which is why access is exclusive only to developers. Within the various beta versions that will come, Apple will find all those bugs and squash them. In order to find these bugs, Apple urges developers to report any bugs that they could find. If you have found any bugs while using iOS 7, you can report it to Apple here.

App Compatibility Issues

iOS 7 Apps

Users have been complaining that many third-party apps are not working properly (or not at all)  in iOS 7. The main reason behind this is that developers are yet to update their apps for iOS 7. This is why many app developers are signing up for the beta so they can work out the compatibility and optimization issues with their apps to iOS 7. Although they would have to wait for iOS 7 Golden Master before they can push the necessary updates.

Not Yet Fully Optimized

iOS 7 Not Optimized

Performance issues? Slowdowns? Battery draining too fast? Well folks, this is because iOS 7 is not yet fully optimized. As you have seen from a previous speed test, iOS 6 has beaten iOS 7 in terms of performance. This is only because the test is between a fully matured, optimized system versus a system on its first beta stage, it's hardly a fair comparison. By the time iOS 7 is officially released, it should be fine and dandy in terms of performance.

Downgrade Problems

How to Downgrade From iOS 7 Beta 1 to iOS 6.x.x

Apple warned users that once they have updated to iOS 7, they won't be able to downgrade back to previous firmware versions. Well, this is not entirely true because you can actually easily downgrade back to iOS 6.x.x. However, if you have extensively used iOS 7 and decided to downgrade, you will run into some backup issues. By downgrading to iOS 6, you can only restore to an iOS 6 compatible backup. So all the data created from the time you updated to iOS 7 to the time you downgraded will be gone.

No Jailbreak

No Jailbreak iOS 7

Updating to iOS 7 will automatically kill your jailbreak. This is especially true for A5+ device owners. While it's possible to downgrade, you can only fall back to the latest iOS 6.x.x firmware. And for A5+ devices, updating to iOS 6.1.3 (6.1.4 for iPhone 5) means that they'll lose all means to jailbreak. Don't expect hacker groups to release a jailbreak tool for iOS 7 betas as they would rather release it once the public version touches down. They won't let those precious exploits be patched by Apple when the firmware is still on beta.

Final Thoughts

We do understand that many regular users are highly interested in giving iOS 7 a spin. After all, it's the biggest change the system has undergone since its very first version. However, please do understand that it's still too early to pass judgment to a system that's still on its very first beta stage. iOS 7's design and functionality are all subjected to change. There are still tons of changes to be made. There's a reason why the beta is only open to developers. It's just not meant for public consumption as of now.

If you understand these reasons and accept them as necessary evils to installing iOS 7, then by all means take the plunge. Otherwise, I urge you to stay away from iOS 7 and wait for the final shipping version.

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    cunt8 years, 4 months ago

    Its a beta for a reason, useless article is useless.