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AleCx04
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fuck this. I am done. Going iphone. Tired of apps randomly crashing for no fucking reason whatsoever.

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  • 13
    Hold up.. is this still April fools? 🥺

    Disclaimer:
    DevRant crashes like a bitch on iOS
  • 1
    @C0D4 I rarely use it on mobile. Normally my interactions are through the web interface 🤷
  • 1
    We have our own problems, don't let anyone lie to you. Maybe not any as bad as apps randomly crashing, but still annoying none-the-less.

    Especially when it comes to new features, a lot of them seem to be released prematurely now and it's not until several updates later that they actually seem to work right, whereas used to everything felt like it had been thoroughly vetted to begin with.
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    @M1sf3t interesting, wife's phone seems to always work like a peach no matter what and other than devrant we have the same apps.
  • 2
    overall, it's pretty stable. But there are times things go sideways, I won't lie it's not perfect But it's generally fine.

    Currently I'm dealing with what seems to be a memory leak, whole phone locks up and lags making a forced reboot impossible, I've had to let the battery drain twice since ios13.4 updated, but this is my first major issue I've experienced in 10 years, so it's a good track record either way.
  • 0
    @AleCx04 the system itself is still pretty stable, I'm talking more about things like keychain not having the option to save passwords when they let the devs start using it within their apps, or the 3d touch not being properly calibrated for people who didn't have lady fingers.when the 6s launched.

    Those were the worst that I can remember, most others are little subtle quirks that you'll most likely write off until you've encountered them a few times and realized it's consistent behavior.
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    @C0D4 Seriously? I was thinking maybe I had killed my battery leaving it plugged up all the time.

    Battery health is at 75% now, but it was at 92% a couple weeks ago when I updated. I looked at the number when I disabled the predictive charge feature that got added. The reason I did that was because the first couple times it died unexpectedly I assumed it was because it hadn't tried to charge that last twenty percent before I unplugged it.
  • 1
    @M1sf3t no that sounds like the old iPhone 6/6s issue with faulty batteries 👀 I took mine into Apple, I used to work right near a store, and had the phone replaced the same day, I didn't really count that.

    This is just a frozen phone until the battery finally dies, I'm on Xr now.
  • 1
    @M1sf3t wait a couple of weeks? Are you talking about battery health?
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    @C0D4 yea, but I read that wrong, I thought you said the battery drained on its own.

    My phone's max capacity has dropped almost 20% since that update. It could very well just be the battery getting old, but the timing is weird because the only reason I know what the percent was is because I happened to look at it when they added the prediction for the charging schedule.
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    Actually surprised the android apologists haven’t shown up to tell you you’re stupid yet.

    iPhone is definitely the way but nothing is truly stable now-a-days. It’s because nobody values stability any more.

    No platform is perfect, except maybe openbsd but you have to have specific requirements for that.
  • 0
    @FrodoSwaggins I'm hoping the new "services" focus will bring some of it back. I think the problem is that with any type of product that sophisticated you only have so many leaps before your gains inevitably become incremental and your scrambling to justify keeping all your high salaried engineers employed.

    The iphone hit that point about the time of the 4. 4s if you count siri, but I wouldn't because a. it came from another company and b. it still doesn't work all that well. Every other launch except for the 7 and the 10 was either a marginal increase or just an outright gimmick.

    But that's what happens when you budget your engineers on a yearly/bi-yearly launch cycle, whether they've accomplished anything or not you have to send a new product to market to pay your debt. Otherwise people will buy the "latest and greatest" droid whatever that year because no one wants a perfectly stable last year model phone.
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    @FrodoSwaggins i am surprised as well. I have always liked ios, just so happen to like Android phones....for purely retarded reasons such as aesthetics.
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    @M1sf3t I feel like service focus is not going to help, but don’t have any particular reason to feel that way. I don’t think if Boeing rolled out a streaming service for 737 max 8s that it would stop them from dropping out of the sky. Might even make it more likely.

    I’ve watched boneheaded add features to GUIs for far to long to not have a cynical view of it
  • 0
    @FrodoSwaggins that's not quite what I was getting at. It's an alternative revenue stream, one that isn't directly related to the yearly phone sales. If they play it right, they'll be able to relax their hardware releases a bit and go back to offering a thoroughly vetted phone, relying on the offered services to help keep their sales up each year.

    It's similar to what the autoworld did a few years ago. Squeezed every last drop of hp out of the v8 then laid off half their mechanical engineers and hired software and electrical ones. First comes all the gimicky bells and whistles to keep up the cash flow then when that starts to dry up they'll slowly start replacing the gas engines with electric ones and it'll be off to the races again.
  • 1
    I've had Android phones for what. 9 years and never had an app I downloaded from the store crash on me. The only apps that crash were ones I made myself when I first started programming almost a decade ago, or old things I got from Github or F-Droid.

    Have fun with Apple's ecosystem, no adblock and having to pay for everything. iPhone is for people who don't need the frills that Android has but there's literally nothing more stable about them at all.

    I certainly don't pity you but get what you want. Just get ready to find plenty of things to hate about Apple.
  • 0
    @FrodoSwaggins Like the "good old OS war", it depends on what you're doing with your device. I can't say I've had much trouble on Android, but then again, I barely use three and a half apps.
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    @pythonInRelay what do you mean no Adblock? I use an adblocker on iOS which works across all traffic.

    https://goo.gl/IN54DF

    For some "no frills" is a better experience, I honestly haven't had a need or care in years for the frills, apples eco system covers most of the things you need anyway, and I rarely pay for things, most I pay for is ++ subscription, Spotify and iCloud storage since I have an iPad and the 5GB free or what ever that is anymore isn't enough.
  • 2
    @pythonInRelay I feel like some of that came from what you've read and not from experience.

    I haven't had an active bank account to purchase anything in well over a year and I've yet to come across something that I needed that I couldn't get free. Worse case scenario I have to pop open xcode and write it myself, which is another popular myth, you can install apps you've written on your personal device without having a paid developer account.
  • 2
    I did it 4 years ago when I stopped being wannabe android hacker and realized no matter what I do still google will own my ass and track my every move.

    Now what, google is releasing data for governments so they can punish you for going out from home.
    Great times.

    Not looking back.
  • 1
    Tbh im thinking about buying an old sony ericsson, the only app i use is telegram, i can just port it to j2me.
  • 0
    @FrodoSwaggins While I don't mind iOS THAT much (although I can't stand the interface), the main reason I don't use it is that its closed source.

    I do use android but a custom ROM which doesn't include google shit. (And I require root access as well)

    But luckily a Linux phone (or BSD if they port that) is becoming a reality with the PinePhone and Librem5!
  • 0
    @C0D4 On my iOS 13.3.1 devRant app has been crashed twice so far during 1,5 month period of daily usage
  • 0
    @pythonInRelay not the first time I use Apple devices, got 3 macbooks at home and 2 ipads. Ain't never haed restrictions in any of them and I don't know wherre you got the no adblock but they do have adblocks.

    For all the times people have talked to me about it freedom of Android etc I have never needed it. I just need for my phones to work.
  • 0
    @linuxxx my main mobile device now has become a third gen iPod with uclinux and a serial terminal. It’s fun!
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    @norman70688 a lot of the times I open the notifications view, the app closes on me, or of the feed view takes to long to load anything🤷‍♂️

    it's been doing it since iOS12, I've gotten use to it but it's annoying.
  • 0
    @AleCx04 you can't block ads device-wide unless you use a Pihole. DNS settings are baked into the app. On Android I don't even need to install an app or root my phone or have a Raspberry Pi or literally anything to block all ads on my entire device and in any app whatsoever. iPhone is literally built around advertising, streaming and any other way you can milk people for money.

    Say goodbye to removable storage, paying next years prices for last year's tech, durability (we all know the iPhone is strategically designed to break), shitty warranty policy, fuck all compatibility with anything that isn't mac, needing software just to drag and stop shit onto your phone et cetera.

    Ever since Android allowed the owner to lock the phone with a Google account so it couldn't be re-initialised without authenticating (similar to iCloud lock) Apple lost the one thing they had on Android. Siri is also shit.

    I love ny Hackintosh but iPhones are a joke. Get a decent Android like a Nokia and you'll never have a problem.
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    @pythonInRelay Where do you get they're strategically designed to break and that apple's warranty policy is shit? You mean general warranty for defects or apple care?

    The one time I used apple care was when I ran over that 3s with my car and they gave me a replacement no questions asked. I didn't bother to get it with the 4s because I had found out about ifixit by then. I think I've broken that phone twice in 7 years and both times repairs costed me about twenty bucks.

    And now I've had my 7 for about 3 and have yet to break it, which is amazing because I'm hell on mobile devices. It took me 6 months to break a motorolla tough phone and there was no repairing it.
  • 0
    @AleCx04 I remembered another quirk, the app menu in the cellular data settings is in some random order that I've yet to figure out. Possibly the order they were installed but I'm honestly not sure. Makes restricting your apps a bitch if your like me and need every extra bit you can squeeze out your internet connection.

    For a while there when you opened the app it would tell you the data was off and direct you to the apps option to turn it on, but when you did either the setting wouldn't actually turn back on or maybe it was just you had to restart the app before the changes would take place, I can't remember now. I got tired of searching to cut them back off and wound up eliminating all but the essentials. Everything else I just pull up in the browser when I need them.
  • 0
    @M1sf3t @pythonInRelayi dunno man I use my phone to make calls and watch stupid shit on YouTube and Netflix.

    Legit any other point made here is pretty much null to me. All Android devices have fucked me up every once in a while and I have a major dislike for the Android sdk from my time as a mobile dev. I guess ill see how it goes.
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    @AleCx04 Oh i was just giving you another example of the dumbshit you might come across as you get to know the phone better. Nothings really ever mission critical, at least not for long, but it will occasionally make you step back and say what the fuck.
  • 0
    App never crash in 7 years ... How you do that
  • 0
    @jak645 what app? who is you talking to my dude?
  • 0
    Just use a proper rom?
  • 0
    Idk I’ve been using this iOS for a while now but other than the big company apps, there are A LOT of ads which makes sense considering their $99 a year dev fee..... it’s fine for general usage though
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    Also there are loads of UI bugs I’ve found
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    @aggelalex oxygen is not a proper rom?
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    @pandasama interesting, like which ones? my ipad works flawlessly all the time.
  • 0
    @AleCx04 it’s in the apps more than the OS itself like WhatsApp, although sometimes my keyboard doesn’t go down properly, text overlaps, Notifications are oddly placed sometimes
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