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iOS 11: The MacStories Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    iOS 11 is out today. As always, Federico Viticci over at MacStories has a fantastic review:

    But perhaps more importantly, unlike iOS 10, iOS 11 presents a cohesive narrative for both the iPad and iPhone. A story where, for the first time in years, the iPad is informing some of the design principles and features of the iPhone’s software. Even from different angles, and each with its own past struggles, both acts in iOS 11 end up asking the same question:

    Where does the modern computer go next?

  2. knstadin

    Regular Prestigious

    Went from 5GB free storage to 9GB after installing iOS 11 on my ancient iPhone 6! :ok:
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  3. delvec19


    Is there slowdown at all though?
  4. knstadin

    Regular Prestigious

    There is already too much "crying" on YouTube about laggy/buggy animations.. I only used FB messenger, IG and Whatsapp so far... Didn't feel any difference :eh: If you're not sure about it just wait for the 11.1 patch.
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  5. omgrawr

    That loneliness is not a function of solitude.

    Holy shit that review is 25 pages long haha
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  6. Contender

    Goodness is Nowhere Supporter

    Updated earlier today with only 1GB left, and now I have 10 GB left so that's nice. I have noticed it running slower than normal, but I plan on updating soon and just wanted to get a feel for the new iOS.
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  7. kwilcox


    Upgraded a few hours ago. No complaints so far on a new iPhone SE.
  8. hermanthehermit

    Paris, Texas Climate Accord Supporter

    I was listening to the new connected podcast today and he outright says at the beginning of the podcast he's sick of talking about iOS 11. So good.
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  9. Shrek

    can't be made fun of Prestigious

    Maybe someone can help... since updating my 5S, the OS now takes up over 10 GB which is a bit excessive for my 16 GB capacity. Do I finally need to upgrade, or has my phone not discarded the previous versions assets/data?

  10. Totally worth it.
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  11. 16gb is probably right on the edge of what you'd wanna use, even though this version saves a lot of space compared to old ones.
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  12. morken

    Not everything means something, honey Supporter

    Especially liked this part of the review;-)

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  13. Shrek

    can't be made fun of Prestigious

    I think it gradually purged iOS 10 which is kind of interesting. I would open my usage stats every 5 mins and the number would have reduced bit by bit to where it now says it’s using 7.8 GB
  14. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    The "optimize photos" option is amazing
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  15. theredline

    Trusted Supporter

    Before 11 I had about 10g on my 64g 6s now after 11 I have 18g! I’m definitely okay with that!
  16. Fucking Dustin

    SHEESH Supporter


    I only read page 1 and thought "this isn't much of a review"

    Then I read this comment and realized I fucked up
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  17. Transient_Hymn

    Somebody Turn the Neon Down Supporter

    I want to read it. But 25 pages is just too much for me. Ha
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  19. Worth tossing in a read later service for a day with coffee and some time. It's really detailed, but it's really good.

    I think a more basic version of a review, nowhere near as much detail, is on Mac World.

    I just really like knowing all the things iOS related from a huge iOS user.
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  20. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Skynet. Its the next step.
  21. theredline

    Trusted Supporter