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Why was the iOS 6 user afraid of iOS 7? He wasn’t, but he didn’t have an incentive to upgrade until recently

February 28, 2014

By Matthew E. Milliken
MEMwrites.wordpress.com
Feb. 28, 2014

Guess what finally got me to upgrade my smartphone operating system?

Yep — that massive wireless security flaw.

Although Apple released iOS 7 in September, I didn’t get around to updating my iPhone 5 until just the other day. Although the new system seemed to have some cool features, I didn’t find its look all that appealing, and I was pretty happy with iOS 6. However, knowing that my heavily used smartphone was highly vulnerable to hackers forced my hand.

The update process turned out to be a bit tricky, which did not surprise me. Before the upgrade, my 32 GB phone’s memory was basically stuffed to the gills. I ended up having to delete a bunch of apps before I was able to install the new operating system. There turned out to be a long list of apps waiting to be installed on the phone. I wasn’t aware of this, but the upgrade couldn’t proceed until the queued-up apps were downloaded.

Anyway, after some mucking about, I had an iPhone 5 running a new, and newly secure, iOS 7. I’ve spent the last few days getting to know the new software, and so far, my reaction is mixed.

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