Does it Make Sense to Upgrade Your iPhone to iOS8?
To upgrade or not, that is the question. If you’re an iPhone user, you must know by this time that you have the options to upgrade its software to iOS8. Maybe you are at the crossroad of indecision reading the early unsavory reviews about its rather slow download times and memory demands.
If you are a certified globetrotter, however, it is good to check out the reasons why you must consider the upgrade. Despite the disappointing early reviews, the new iOS promises some wonderful perks for users who are always on the go.
The news is all over the Web; read about the “Four travel-related reasons to upgrade your iPhone to the new iOS 8” that has been published by the Los Angeles Times – Travel, News and deals
“…Several high-quality travel apps have launched updates in conjunction with the iOS 8 release. The best travel apps suited for iOS 8 have upgraded to using “widgets,” which means that users can add the app to the “Today” view on the iPhone.
If you don’t have the iPhone 6 yet, don’t worry. Even my old iPhone 4S was able to download iOS 8 (after I backed up my data, transferred purchases, got an error message, upgraded my laptop to OSX 10.9.5 and then restarting the download of iOS 8, and restoring the previous iPhone content).
There are some travel-related pros to adding iOS 8. Among them:
- Timed selfies. Selfies and traveling go hand in hand. With the new iOS 8, you can put that selfie on a timer. Great for trying to take a picture of a group on a portable tripod.
- Send an audio message. There’s nothing like a loved one, especially a child, hearing the sound of your voice when you’re out of town. Now, in Messages, you can touch and hold the microphone to record an audio message. ..
Travelers love taking pictures that serve as chronicles of their explorations, adventures and other noteworthy travels. Watch how the new iOS 8 easily organizes your memoirs of photo albums into Favorites, Recently Added, Videos, Panoramas, Recently Deleted, even Instagram, and more.
Further, if you are in the habit of editing the pictures you intend to keep in special photo albums, its advanced editing feature will let you edit straight from within the Photos app. More importantly, while some old buttons are still there, a dial takes you to more advanced options that make editing a walk in the park, and the resulting pictures a joy to look at.
Consider these pluses when you make the upgrade, but anticipate slower download times to lessen your frustration. Stretch your patience a bit if you notice some delays when you send a text or an image to family and friends back home. Brace up when Facebook takes a few extra minutes to load or your video from your camera app takes longer to open making you miss a few shots.
If you can’t live with these, you have another option: get an iPhone 6. Meanwhile check on those reviews about the phone’s battery life; it would be interesting to know more facts about it before shelling out precious dollars.