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iOS 7 now running on 85% of iPads, iPhones, iPods, says Apple
MacWorld UK ^ | Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | Ashleigh Allsopp

Posted on 03/25/2014 8:38:10 AM PDT by Star Traveler

Apple has revealed that iOS 7 is now running on an impressive 85% of iOS devices, compared with just 2.5% of Android devices running the latest version, KitKat.

In a change to its developer website at the end of on 25 March, Apple revealed that its newest mobile operating system is now running on 85 per cent of iOS devices, according to data collected over the 7-day period ending 23 March. That's up from the 74 per cent Apple boasted at the beginning of December, and the 78 per cent touted at the beginning of January. The increase comes at the expense of iOS 6, which dropped from an 18 per cent share of devices to just 12 per cent - good news for Apple. Just three per cent of iPads, iPhones and iPod touches are still running earlier versions of iOS.

Apple released the significantly redesigned iOS 7 on 18 September alongside its new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. It's an impressive figure to reach within just six months, particulary when you compare it with the Android figures collected by Google in the 7-day period ending 3 March, which show that just 2.5 per cent of Android devices are running KitKat, the latest version of the operating system, while 62 per cent are running iterations of the earlier Jelly Bean version.

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It's great getting a "new device" with the upgrades. Before the iPhone, you had to buy new "hardware" to accomplish that. [Entered here by an iPad ... :-) ... ]
1 posted on 03/25/2014 8:38:10 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Swordmaker

For the readership!


2 posted on 03/25/2014 8:38:45 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

I’ve noticed that the phone dialing screens have a reduce call/answer footprint. I’m assuming it is to reduce cheek/jaw disconnects and butt dials. :o)


3 posted on 03/25/2014 8:40:39 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Star Traveler

Did their report say what percentage of those users are REALLY PISSED OFF about the drastic reduction in battery life with the new iOS?


4 posted on 03/25/2014 8:41:39 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Star Traveler

I just hope the OS doesn’t continue to eat up a larger and larger portion of my 15 gb harddrive. I love my ipad but can’t afford to upgrade it every two or three years.


5 posted on 03/25/2014 8:41:59 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Star Traveler
But, but, but what about my iPad 1 serial number 6? I guess I don't qualify. Stuck at iOS 5.x. I love it but it wont' run most of the newer Apps. Browser runs out of memory and crashes on a regular basis.

I guess it's time to trade it in on a new model.

6 posted on 03/25/2014 8:44:02 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: circlecity

Do you have a report on the sizes and what the increases are? I would be interested in seeing that.


7 posted on 03/25/2014 8:44:14 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: VRWCmember

“Did their report say what percentage of those users are REALLY PISSED OFF about the drastic reduction in battery life with the new iOS?”

Sorry, mine is fine.

Perhaps some of the Apple hardware got too close to a Windows machine - which as we know is bad for both people and hardware.

Badda bing, badda-boom!


8 posted on 03/25/2014 8:44:57 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Star Traveler

I’m sure most of the “holdouts” (but not all) are running devices that don’t even support iOS7, such as the iPhone 3GS and earlier.


9 posted on 03/25/2014 8:45:32 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: circlecity

I should mention that one of the things I considered important on my iPad was the storage space that I got. I got 64 GB. Next time around, I’m getting 128 GB.


10 posted on 03/25/2014 8:46:08 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: InterceptPoint

Definitely! It’s time to get that iPad Air. AND ... you did good, because “leapfrogging” device versions can easily save you money and you can still have a viable product to use in the meantime - because Apple devices last for a longer time than others (and “functionally” so).


11 posted on 03/25/2014 8:49:35 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: VRWCmember

We recently purchased our first IPhones and noticed how quickly the batteries depleted.

I was listening to Rush recently and he was complaining about the battery life issue. He said that he has been charging his phone completely and then shutting it down and restarting it. He contends that he has experienced longer battery life using this method.

I have been doing the same and it appears that it does impact the life of the battery charge.

EODGUY


12 posted on 03/25/2014 8:49:43 AM PDT by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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To: VRWCmember

I dunno why, but if you see the battery life decreasing quickly after a recharge, you can try restarting the phone. I’ve seen the battery life jump back up significantly after doing so. A little annoying, but it’s not actually the battery.


13 posted on 03/25/2014 8:49:58 AM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: VRWCmember

Have no worry ... whatever is causing that will be addressed. It always is, when glitches pop up (and they do pop up, as is true for everyone).


14 posted on 03/25/2014 8:51:09 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
"I should mention that one of the things I considered important on my iPad was the storage space that I got. I got 64 GB. Next time around, I’m getting 128 GB."

I'm seriously considering just going with a tablet that accepts sim cards for my next unit. Then I essentially have unlimited storage space. The only thing holding me back is the investment I've made in Apple media such as movies and television shows which I essentially forfeit if I go with another brand of tablet. But for that I'd go with the Samsung in a heartbeat.

15 posted on 03/25/2014 8:52:56 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: InterceptPoint

“...I guess it’s time to trade it in on a new model.”
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Yes, and you won’t regret it. I’m like you...I don’t need the latest and greatest ALL THE TIME. I love all my apple products but typically “skip several generations” between upgrades. The continuing software updates that Apple does for a long time on each generation makes for happy customers such as myself.


16 posted on 03/25/2014 8:57:39 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: circlecity

I don’t think - for the majority of users - it’s important to go beyond 128 GB. But if so, I would start looking at cloud storage. There are some good options there.

But, there’s also another option for carrying around a HUMONGOUS AMOUNT OF DATA, and that’s to get a WiFi hard drive (of humongous size) and have that with you. I’ve looked at those and it’s a cool idea.


17 posted on 03/25/2014 8:58:29 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Da Coyote
“Did their report say what percentage of those users are REALLY PISSED OFF about the drastic reduction in battery life with the new iOS?”

Sorry, mine is fine.

Perhaps some of the Apple hardware got too close to a Windows machine - which as we know is bad for both people and hardware.

Badda bing, badda-boom!

I guess you don't realize a lot of IT people still regard Apple users as technophobes, gay or both...

Bazinga!

18 posted on 03/25/2014 9:00:10 AM PDT by thejokker
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To: VRWCmember
Did their report say what percentage of those users are REALLY PISSED OFF about the drastic reduction in battery life with the new iOS?

I haven't noticed a significant reaction in batter life - it might even be slightly better on my 4S. I'd suggest going into settings, though, and disabling some of the automatic updates (like App Store/iTunes Store) and background app refresh if you don't need it and maybe shut some stuff off in location services that are unnecessary. That usually fixes battery life issues.

19 posted on 03/25/2014 9:02:47 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: kevkrom

I’m one of those holdouts... I updated my iPad4 but really like the look and feel of the old version better. I really dont plan on updating my iPhone5 and ipad mini.


20 posted on 03/25/2014 9:04:16 AM PDT by philled (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: VRWCmember
"….. the drastic reduction in battery life…."

We have 4 all experiencing the same issue. Checking around for a fix, the number one suggestion amounts to 'reduce you usage of the device'. Lord it's getting hard to love Apple these days….

21 posted on 03/25/2014 9:04:19 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: FoxInSocks
I dunno why, but if you see the battery life decreasing quickly after a recharge, you can try restarting the phone.

In line with my previous, it might be a rogue process that locks on location services, which will drain your battery faster than a Salon writer blames anything on global warming.

22 posted on 03/25/2014 9:07:37 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: kevkrom

The “hard reset” is generally the fix-all. Especially for those power greedy 3rd party apps.


23 posted on 03/25/2014 9:13:29 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: circlecity

My ipad mini is a 32 and it wanted to upgrade yesterday. The upgrade kept saying there was not enough room I had to delete a lot of apps

True I have a lot of hiking pictures and a lot of iTunes, but it is so hard to delete just some of the pix without going to the computers and synchronizing.

Finally got enough room for it to work.


24 posted on 03/25/2014 9:14:56 AM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: InterceptPoint
But, but, but what about my iPad 1 serial number 6? I guess I don't qualify. Stuck at iOS 5.x. I love it

I also have an iPad 1, but I feel that upgrading to iOS 5.x was a mistake. Among other things, I lost the ability to use playlists with video (used to even be able to shuffle them!). Now I just have one big list of all the videos on the device. Annoying.

25 posted on 03/25/2014 9:15:06 AM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: VRWCmember

> Did their report say what percentage of those users are REALLY PISSED OFF about the drastic reduction in battery life with the new iOS

Hey NSA monitoring eats up the juice...seriously though, I think it has to do with the icalendar which I turned off. That made a big difference.


26 posted on 03/25/2014 9:16:48 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: circlecity
I'm seriously considering just going with a tablet that accepts sim cards for my next unit.

I'm assuming you meant SD cards above.

Good luck. Last time I poked around, it looked like even Android was getting ready to eliminate support for SD cards.

27 posted on 03/25/2014 9:17:27 AM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: kevkrom

I thInk that’s it ... because I’ve noticed that the location symbol is showing up all the time now, I just went down the list of items that use it and found the ones that are doing that - and I individually turned them off.


28 posted on 03/25/2014 9:21:45 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: InterceptPoint

The first version became obsolete awfully quickly. I get it. The technology advanced rapidly and far outpaced its capabilites. Part of being an early adopter. The iPad 2 still does a serviceable job. I upped from a 1 to a 3. Hope to make it through 2 more releases before replacing.


29 posted on 03/25/2014 9:26:43 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Vroomfondel
"Good luck. Last time I poked around, it looked like even Android was getting ready to eliminate support for SD cards."

Then I would settle for a USB port so I could use a thumb drive.

30 posted on 03/25/2014 9:31:13 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: House Atreides

I did an upgrade to my iPad2 last year and it crashed, losing my music and backups. My first and last Apple product.


31 posted on 03/25/2014 9:40:09 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Star Traveler

I dumped my iphone (4) when the contract was up. My phone kept telling me my device didn’t have enough memory. Happy with my S4.


32 posted on 03/25/2014 9:44:09 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Second Amendment First

I thought all users got iCloud for backups, something that is real automatic. I’ve already restored a fresh iPad completely from the cloud that Apple automatically includes. I really have no idea why your cloud backup didn’t work.

But, talking about your music ... I have music from the time that iTunes started - and when I got my iPad ... it was ALL THERE even though it had never been on an iPad before!

AND ... all the TV shows and movies were there too! What a deal!

You may have not realized it, but you don’t lose your music - it’s always “in the cloud” and it can always be restored.

I also got a free alternate backup with Dropbox - just for good measure and it ALSO does ALL DATA backup. It’s just amazing!

If you want to, I can show you how to get your iTunes music back and also show you how to do the restore from Apple’s cloud, and also show you how to get some additional and free backup from Dropbox, and so on.


33 posted on 03/25/2014 9:48:14 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Vroomfondel

“Good luck. Last time I poked around, it looked like even Android was getting ready to eliminate support for SD cards.”

My last two purchases were based on support for SD card and a removable battery. I may buy the last device that supports them and use it until I die.


34 posted on 03/25/2014 9:51:01 AM PDT by dangerdoc (pWestboro Bank you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: Star Traveler

Can you show me how to do that in a rain forest in Central America?


35 posted on 03/25/2014 9:52:34 AM PDT by dangerdoc (pWestboro Bank you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: SueRae

Well ... being a long-time user, I know the importance of starting off right - with enough storage space. And a lot of that depends on your usage. I know what my usage is and I know what I want and so, that’s why I loaded up on 64 GB on my iPad. Next time around, I’m getting 128 GB on it. I’m doing good right now on 64 GB ... but I want some more “maneuvering room”.

Now, I don’t load up the iPhone, but only use it for limited things, because I don’t think it should be my general purpose computer. On the other hand, I do use the iPad for my “general” purpose computer and I want it to have the space.

The key here - for people is to know their usage patterns and get the space that they feel comfortable with - in regards to their usage.


36 posted on 03/25/2014 9:54:20 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: dangerdoc

Actually I can. I’ve been looking at some alternate solutions, and there are ways to deal with that!


37 posted on 03/25/2014 9:55:48 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

All I know is that it said there were no backups. The music was not purchased through iTunes, but imported from CD’s stored on my computer, a lengthy conversion process. And I didn’t like the new upgrade but you can’t get the old version back. And I hate all the ads I get; with Android I can install adblockers.


38 posted on 03/25/2014 10:00:45 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Star Traveler; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; ...
Apple announces that iOS 7 adoption tops 85%. . . (Actually I heard last week, it topped 90% while Google doesn't mention that Android 4 KitKat has not reached a pathetic 8%—Swordmaker)—PING!


Apple iOS 7 Ping!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

39 posted on 03/25/2014 10:08:50 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: philled

same with me. I haven’t updated my Iphone or my Ipad. They work fine and don’t want to risk any bs with power.


40 posted on 03/25/2014 10:21:19 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Well, that’s always the first thing a user needs to do with their new Apple device. It’s essential to set up your backup. It’s not a difficult thing at all - but there does need to be a certain amount if minimal action on the user’s part to start it off. I can’t undo the situation if it wasn’t set up in the first place, unfortunately.

Secondly, any user of portable devices needs to understand that the device itself can NEVER be the only place that their data resides. It’s the same thing on computers. That computer CANNOT be the only place that data resides. That’s ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL. Backups off the device (computer or portable) are mandatory.

There’s an old saying that there’s two kinds of computer users - those who have lost data and those who haven’t lost data yet (paraphrased somewhat).

Now, on loading an upgrade to your device - there’s a procedure that one should use to be as safe as possible.

FIRST ... run the cloud backup that Apple has. If you have non-iTunes music, run your iTunes program backup on your computer - which will preserve that.

SECOND ... quit all your running applications, then do a hard rest of your device.

LASTLY ... do the upgrade.

Everything should run smoothly. If it doesn’t, do a restore from your backup - either “cloud” or iTunes.

You might even do a complete reset to “factory condition” and then upgrade and/or restore.

Apple “systems” are very very good - but the user must also do a little interacting here, like with all computer systems and protecting data.


41 posted on 03/25/2014 10:36:15 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

I appreciate the advice. I had my backup on my computer: I don’t trust putting my data on a cloud. And my iTunes has always run poorly, slow loading and response. I just don’t care to use a machine that I can’t control my options like choice of browsers and addons.


42 posted on 03/25/2014 10:49:11 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Da Coyote

I haven’t been able to upgrade since 6. When I did that, it eliminated my ability to use the wi-fi setting. It’ greyed out and unusable. If anyone knows how to restore that function I’m all ears. May not matter, though. Looking to upgrade my phone to 5s or better. But in the meantime, any help is welcome.


43 posted on 03/25/2014 10:49:12 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: kevkrom

for battery life it is important to KNOW HOW and to CLOSE the programs/aps frequently. I reboot often when I am out and have done a lot of work on my iphone or iPad.. I have IMax and MacBook Pro.. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my apples!


44 posted on 03/25/2014 10:49:30 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: NCC-1701

I haven’t heard of that directly myself, but if you wanted to do a method of “last resort” - I would resort to doing a full backup on iTunes - or if you have set things up in the cloud, do Apple’s backup in the cloud. You might read up on the differences between the two to make sure you understand, though.

Then I would do a RESET back to original factory condition. After the reset, the start it up just like you got it brand new, when no one had ever used it before.

NOW ... this next step may not be necessary, but I would do it - just to make sure. I would not do a restore at that time (the machine will ask you). I would start it up as a new device and then see if your WiFi is working under those conditions. Hopefully it is, and then you can go on.

If it’s not - from that factory-fresh restart - then I would take it to the Genius Bar at the Apple Store and get them to do some hardware/software diagnosis.

In the event it does work - then I would go back and do the factory restore once more - and this time, when asked, I would restore from my backup - to bring back all your stuff.

HOWEVER ... you can also go to the Apple Forum and get other users’ advice and help, too. It’s at ...

https://discussions.apple.com/index.jspa


45 posted on 03/25/2014 11:13:40 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Second Amendment First

I should note that there are several browser choices available. Also, there is an ad blocking app, which does a real good job.


46 posted on 03/25/2014 11:15:58 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

It’s really funny how current non-users (and possibly NEVER users) of Apple products show up (like moths to the light) on Apple related threads to bad mouth Apple products. Very strange! I don’t think I’ve ever gone to a Microsoft, PC, Android, etc. thread to badmouth their products. I have no interest in their inferior products.


47 posted on 03/25/2014 11:25:11 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Swordmaker

I’ve had battery issues since updating... :-(


48 posted on 03/25/2014 11:51:06 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: House Atreides

I figured out that they just HATE IT that Apple has any customers at all, and they try to TELL US that ... LOL ...


49 posted on 03/25/2014 12:11:47 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Try the Apple Support Communities ...

https://discussions.apple.com/index.jspa

They are simply other users like you over there, but some have solved the very problem you have.

I will say one thing about that. I noticed my location symbol popping up now, and I see (for some reason) that some apps are doing that even when they are not active or “behind the scenes” apps - so I just cut them off from the locations services.


50 posted on 03/25/2014 12:16:04 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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