#1 Posted by Johnnboy2000 (112 posts) -

Just downloaded IOS 6 for my iPad so far so good. I like that I have sir on my iPad but I'm not a fan of the removal of YouTube app. The maps are ok haven't have a chance to play with it that much yet. I would like too know Peoples opinion on it?

#2 Edited by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

I'm not getting it until a jailbreak is out.

#3 Posted by natetodamax (19169 posts) -

Removing YouTube from iPad is total garbage.

#4 Posted by AjayRaz (12416 posts) -

it's kinda slow on my 4S but i asked Siri where the nearest Saint Hubert restaurant was and she gave me the right answer, so it's all good. i don't like how podcasts are separated from the music app now, though and now they're in the shitty podcasts app. not to mention they don't show the description anymore.

#5 Posted by Phatmac (5720 posts) -

Does this update do anything to my iphone 4?

#6 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

@AjayRaz: You don't use Instacast? It's what I use. Just make sure you turn off 3G downloads and don't stream if you're on a limited data plan.

#7 Posted by SASnake (308 posts) -

lol Apple products

#8 Edited by churrific (470 posts) -

My opinion is negative overall. The extra hurdle to google services (maps especially and youtube) sucks more than anything positive that comes out of the update. The new apple maps isn't great at all when compared with google maps.

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#9 Posted by dungbootle (2454 posts) -

I like it

#10 Posted by PeZ (108 posts) -

so far so good on my ipad2. the youtube removal is a good thing in my book, that shit was near impossible to use if you wantoed just to browse or share a link on a forum or something. but the app store seems WAY worse now. the search was bad before, but now the way it gives 4 results per page...

#11 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

My girlfriend downloaded it and showed me Siri's new GPS talking ability thing, which was cool. I noticed the removal of YouTube though, and then she left for the night so I haven't got much else to say. I haven't downloaded it yet because my phone battery is low haha

#12 Posted by _Chad (962 posts) -

@Voxel said:

Removing YouTube from iPad is total garbage.

There's an app that was just released by YouTube. It is bullshit that they removed it though.

#13 Posted by Revan_NL (332 posts) -

Isn't that iPhone only?

#14 Posted by wewantsthering (1547 posts) -

@Voxel said:

Removing YouTube from iPad is total garbage.

Google's releasing their own, better version of the app soon. You can still use m.youtube.com for now. They already released their new app for iPhone.

#15 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

@wewantsthering said:

@Voxel said:

Removing YouTube from iPad is total garbage.

Google's releasing their own, better version of the app soon. You can still use m.youtube.com for now. They already released their new app for iPhone.

I heard theirs was gonna have ads, though this was before it came out and it didn't mention the kind/method of ads.

#16 Posted by wewantsthering (1547 posts) -

@MideonNViscera said:

@wewantsthering said:

@Voxel said:

Removing YouTube from iPad is total garbage.

Google's releasing their own, better version of the app soon. You can still use m.youtube.com for now. They already released their new app for iPhone.

I heard theirs was gonna have ads, though this was before it came out and it didn't mention the kind/method of ads.

Gotta get their money!!!!

#17 Posted by natetodamax (19169 posts) -
@MideonNViscera

@wewantsthering said:

@Voxel said:

Removing YouTube from iPad is total garbage.

Google's releasing their own, better version of the app soon. You can still use m.youtube.com for now. They already released their new app for iPhone.

I heard theirs was gonna have ads, though this was before it came out and it didn't mention the kind/method of ads.

Yeah, the videos will have ads in the app. I'm not sure how many though. The good thing about this is that it allows for a lot more videos to be viewable in the app (in the original built in app, most videos that have ads on the website, like music videos, couldn't be viewed in said app because copyright holders didn't like not being paid).
#18 Posted by LikeaSsur (1487 posts) -

It didn't really change a thing. Anything I have to say about it is very nitpicky.

I'm on an iPod Touch, 4th gen, for reference.

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#19 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Wait so they removed YouTube and Google Maps? This is a downgrade...

#20 Posted by VilhelmNielsen (1733 posts) -

@ChadMasterFlash said:

@Voxel said:

Removing YouTube from iPad is total garbage.

There's an app that was just released by YouTube. It is bullshit that they removed it though.

Well, it's most likely a contract thing. Google probably weren't too happy with them making their own maps competitor.

#21 Posted by ajamafalous (11809 posts) -

Will there be a Google Maps app as well? Until then I'm not going to install it.

#22 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Google maps is far superior, so is Apple going to street view the whole world now?

#23 Posted by Johnnboy2000 (112 posts) -
@Phatmac yes. Removes google maps ( replaces it with apples new map app) and YouTube and gives you a passbook app that I have no idea what it dose.
#24 Posted by Johnnboy2000 (112 posts) -

The biggest Chang iv seen is for iPad with sir other then that the maps which doesn't have turn by turn on older iPhones (I'm on a 4) is a weak imitation of google maps.

#25 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@sexytoad does jailbreak give you flash?

#26 Edited by SeanFoster (854 posts) -

They changed more then I was expecting, lots of little things to get used to. The removal of the Youtube app on the iPad (there is no Google app for iPad yet) is a huge blow, based on the new iPhone Youtube app I'm definitely going to miss the classic Apple one.

And I seem to be one of the unlucky people who can no longer connect to WiFi on either my iPhone or iPad. It was working fine at my office (where we use Apple Airport Extreme wireless) but I nothing loads at home. Judging by the support forums I'm not the only one.

I'm sure it'll be fine in a week or two but right now I'm wishing I'd listened to Matt Rorie....

#27 Posted by Lukeweizer (2586 posts) -

All these apps that people are complaining about losing (Youtube, Google maps), can you just open the browser and go to the mobile-friendly equivalent of said website? The Youtube mobile site is far better than the stock Youtube app and you can still go to google.com to get directs to some place.

#28 Edited by EXTomar (4450 posts) -

The issue with Google's apps on iOS was they are inferior to the Android version. The whole thing with Maps was that Google never had simple stuff like "turn by turn directions". Searching for directions only worked by text field (the system voice recognition could do it but it was simply doing "speech to text" and putting the result into the field). Forget whether or not Apple's Map app is any good, Google's Map app was poor. Should Apple just hope one day that Google gets around to updating Maps or should they build their own? And this situation hurts Google more than Apple. For instance, the original Google+ app on iOS was a barely a selectable list with a browser and paled compared what you could get with HTML5. It took months for the app to catch up in features where along the way less people where using it or cared about it. I don't see how neglecting apps on any platform helps any company.

As for the Youtube app, it worked but especially after seeing updated versions of the Youtube on other platforms (my tv and the PS3) this seems to be Google's lack in effort not Apple's.

#29 Posted by LTSmash (598 posts) -

I usually wait a week or two after an iOS release to see if any bugs pop up.

The original iPhone YouTube app was never very good. The mobile version of the website was much easier to navigate and the new Google-released app is even better.

#30 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4606 posts) -

My thoughts are with those whose devices no longer function properly.

Always a sad day.

#31 Posted by awesomeusername (4153 posts) -

Everything I like and dislike are small things so it's not much of a change because my iPod is the 4th gen one so it doesn't have the bigger things like Siri and shit. When I get the new iPod though, I'll be tweeting with my girl Siri. The days of laziness shall be endless.

Things I like:

  • The new YouTube app is pretty good. Much better then the Apple YouTube app. Although it won't load my favorites which is annoying.
  • Tweeting from the notification center is easier then having to quit what you're on to go to the Twitter app.
  • Everything looks nicer. The music and weather layouts are much cleaner.
  • I like that Safari has the 2 little arrows that takes the bottom menu off screen.

Things I dislike:

  • I now have to download the Podcasts app to listen to the Giant Bombcasts now. Why not just leave it in the music app? Waste of damn space.
  • Passbook app. It seems like a good app for people that travel and go out a lot but I don't so why not let me delete it?
  • The new app store is kind of meh. Everything seems kind of clumped together.

said:

I'm not getting it until a jailbreak is out.

I read on Twitter that it's already been done.

said:

Isn't that iPhone only?

No.

said:

@wewantsthering said:

@Voxel said:

Removing YouTube from iPad is total garbage.

Google's releasing their own, better version of the app soon. You can still use m.youtube.com for now. They already released their new app for iPhone.

I heard theirs was gonna have ads, though this was before it came out and it didn't mention the kind/method of ads.

I haven't seen any ads yet, but who knows? That could change any day now.

#32 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

I like the Twitter and Facebook integration. And I like that my iPad now has Siri. It's kind of a bummer that Google Maps and YouTube aren't built in anymore. But Google Maps can still be downloaded in the App Store, and they're coming out with a YouTube app for iPad really soon, so no big deal really.

#33 Posted by gametrkr (70 posts) -

Mix bag, removing Google products/services is huge. Although Google crafted app replacements are/will be better.

#34 Posted by BonOrbitz (2138 posts) -

Does anyone have an idea how much extra space iOS 6 takes up over 5?

#35 Posted by gametrkr (70 posts) -

@BonOrbitz: not much, but you will need at least 2.5GB free to update OTA.

FYI there is now an article saying Google Maps app was submitted, now they are just waiting on Apple to give the OK.

#36 Posted by gametrkr (70 posts) -
#37 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7039 posts) -

The wifi errors are a pain in the ass and making it so I have to have the screen on to listen to streaming podcasts is an odd fucking move that annoys the shit out of me. On the positives, I like the new music interface look and my Internet seems much much faster.

#38 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

I got it for my iPod Touch. Fuck them for making the "buttons" smaller.

#39 Posted by damnboyadvance (4059 posts) -

I have an 2nd generation iPod Touch. Obviously, I can't get the iOS update. From what I've heard so far though, iOS 6 isn't as great as everyone thought it'd be.

#40 Posted by dudeglove (7684 posts) -

godammit thank fuck I still have the yandex maps app.

#41 Edited by Mykander (14 posts) -

@EXTomar said:

The issue with Google's apps on iOS was they are inferior to the Android version. The whole thing with Maps was that Google never had simple stuff like "turn by turn directions". Searching for directions only worked by text field (the system voice recognition could do it but it was simply doing "speech to text" and putting the result into the field). Forget whether or not Apple's Map app is any good, Google's Map app was poor. Should Apple just hope one day that Google gets around to updating Maps or should they build their own? And this situation hurts Google more than Apple. For instance, the original Google+ app on iOS was a barely a selectable list with a browser and paled compared what you could get with HTML5. It took months for the app to catch up in features where along the way less people where using it or cared about it. I don't see how neglecting apps on any platform helps any company.

As for the Youtube app, it worked but especially after seeing updated versions of the Youtube on other platforms (my tv and the PS3) this seems to be Google's lack in effort not Apple's.

Seriously? Apparently you're total ignorant of the fact that it was Apple restricting Google, not the other way around. Put the blame where it belongs for all the crap you just listed (except some of the Google+ shenanigans).

Edit:

Just to keep it somewhat on topic, congratluations to Apple for finally adding an Alarm function to the iPad in iOS6. Those Alarm programs, already implemented in iOS, are tricky little devils taking years of effort to get working on the iPad apparently. Also, supposedly, they've re-implemented features in the Music App they took out in iOS5 (but left in for iPhones and iPods), but I haven't tested any of them yet.

#42 Posted by Etnos (245 posts) -

I like it, so far so good. Youtube app will be replace shortly.

#43 Posted by artofwar420 (6248 posts) -

I will probably download it in like a couple of months. Just 'cause.

#44 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3097 posts) -

I like having Siri on the iPad.

#45 Posted by Snail (8574 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

Does this update do anything to my iphone 4?

It seems no one has answered your question yet. In case you still haven't found out: yes it does. I think you get pretty much everything except the turn-by-turn navigation and the "3D fly-over" view of the Maps app (which is probably the lamest thing to cut out), the Panorama mode in the Camera app and obviously any Siri-related updates. There's also something called "AirPlay Mirroring", I don't know what that is (I don't own an iPhone) but apparently you don't get that either. There may be more stuff but this is what I'm aware of.

#46 Edited by cosi83 (392 posts) -

Makes videos on this site so slow they become unwatchable. Really wish i did not upgrade. Any help? Ipad3