Wait a bit before updating your iPhone and iPad

If you have an iPhone or a iPad, iOS 8 should be available from Apple. If it is like previous releases you may want to hold off a bit for a number of reasons:

  • The amount of people trying to upgrade their devices.
  • Verify the compatibility between iOS 8 and your applications.
  • Do you really want to be a guinea pig? Judging from previous versions, there has always been some issues.
  • Over The Air [ITA] upgrading requires you to have extra disk space. Upgrading to iOS8 requires between 4.7 GB and 6.9 GB of space available on your device.
  • If your iPhone is not owned by you, you may need to check with your company’s IT department before upgrading.
  • You cannot go back to the previous iOS version once you upgrade.
  • Older models [the ones that barely made the upgrade cut] may not work as fast as they use to be.
  • The OS may still have some quirks or bugs that weren’t found in the testing cycle.

A good suggestion is wait a week or two while the dust in the upgrading settles. By that time, the majority of issues should be made public and then you can decide to upgrade or wait for the first update.

Of course the fanbois and fangurls who want the latest and greatest won’t care.

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