There will no doubt be some teething problems with Apple’s new operating system
Here are a few potential downsides to iOS 8 that you may want to consider before you install it:
Apple’s operating systems are rarely, if ever faultless when launched and there’s a good chance problems will surface with iOS 8, however, with versions 8.1, 8.2 and so on, fixes are sure to follow – iOS 7 had its fair share of problems, most notably the one that allowed the Activation Lock to be bypassed.
COMPATIBILITY of APPS
Developers were given beta versions of iOS 8 before its launch in order to modify their apps, but with all the third-party software out there, there’s a good chance of glitches arising with some apps and/or games.
BATTERY DRAIN while INSTALLING
The iOS 8 download is between around 1GB in size (but you need 5GB of free space on your device), so you will probably need to ensure your device is fully charged – better still, plug it into a wall socket – before installing the update.
JAILBREAK no more
Should you belong to the jailbreaking contingent, installing the update will definitely cause your device to return to previous settings.
ISSUES WITH OLDER DEVICES
Apple insists older models like iPad 2, iPhone 4S and the fifth-generation iPod will work well, but it’s likely they’ll struggle under the sheer size of iOS 8.
Some preferred iOS6 to iOS 7 as they felt the latter was a bit too bright and cartoonish. Should the appearance of an operating system bother you, it’s probably worthwhile trying iOS8 on a friend’s device first.
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