Big whoop, right? We get such upgrades every few months, though not all fall on the same day. Did you upgrade? I did. Do I regret it? Nope. Upgrades are a part of keeping pace with technology and few techno-gadget makers handle upgrades to new versions of multiple operating systems than Apple.
So, this headline from Adrian Kingsley-Hughes did not surprise me:
iOS 12.3 is out, but should you rush out to install it or take your time and let the braver — or more foolhardy — go ahead?
The implication is obvious. If you upgrade then you’re a fool because the bugs will get you sooner or later.
I never understood why Samsung insulted Apple iPhone customers in their advertising; as if that personal insult on a choice would get Apple customers to switch to Samsung, so I wonder about the wisdom of a tech writer insulting readers.
Are you the brash type that installs a new iOS update the moment it’s released, or are you more cautious and wait for others to fall into the tarpits ahead of you before venturing forward?
If you upgraded your Apple gear this week to a new OS version then you’re brash, foolhardy, and apparently stupid. But you’re smart if you decide to wait to upgrade.
Here’s the problem with such a made up problem.
If you should never upgrade then when should you upgrade? If you wait for the next version then why upgrade to that one? It’ll have bugs, too. That’s the nature of software.
What should you do?
I installed it as soon as it was available, and I’ve been using the betas, and in my experience it’s pretty solid.
Then what the hell is the point here, Adrian? If every OS upgrade has bugs– and they all do– and the upgrade you’re using now has bugs (they all do), then the only thing one can do to avoid those traditional bugs is go off the grid.
I recommend a backup.
What I really need to know is whether or not I should upgrade or wait until the next version. And when that one arrives, should I wait for the one after it because it definitely has a gotcha or two lurking about somewhere.
If you don’t like dealing with bugs, holding back for a few days is the wise thing to do. If you like to live on the edge, smash that update button now.
No, Adrian, that’s not how it works. ALL upgrades still have bugs somewhere; it’s the nature of software, the nature of operating systems, and seemingly, the nature of humanity.
I don’t think of myself as living on the edge but the last time I was bitten by an Apple operating system upgrade was Mac OS X Panther.
Oh, and MobileMe. That whole thing was a bug.
Should you upgrade? Why the hell not? Apple published the upgrades for a reason.