Every time that Apple presents a new version of its mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, a flood of users launches criticism against the company in relation to programmed obsolescence.
And iOS 11 has not been an exception. While it is true that iOS 11 is specially designed for the new models iPad Pro, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, it is also true that Apple should take into account the devices of previous generations.
But this is not easy, the technology advances and the company of the bitten apple can not simply layer the functions of iOS 11. You have to find a balance to avoid programmed obsolescence and the implementation of new technologies in your software.
Next, we mention those things of iOS 11 that are more annoying to the users of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Until now, we thought that lag only happened on Android. Nothing is further from reality, iOS 11 has shown us that certain elements of the user interface do not respond instantly to user interaction. A clear example of this is the keyboard of iMessage and Safari on older devices.
2. Touch ID problems
Apple has changed to Face ID this year, but there are still many active iPhone with Touch ID and Apple should not forget it. Unfortunately, many users are reporting problems with Touch ID authentication since iOS 11.1.
3. Problems with the battery
It already happened with iOS 10, and now it has happened again. Although it seems that iOS 11.1 has solved some problems of battery drainage, the mobile operating system continues to consume many energy resources. Obviously, this problem does not concern the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
4. Wi-Fi connectivity
One of the most annoying things about iOS 11 is that, if you try to disconnect the Wi-Fi connection (and Bluetooth) from the Control Center … you will not be able to. Apple has designed it that way so that it can continue to connect automatically with certain services (AirDrop, AirPlay, Apple Pencil …). To finally disconnect Wi-Fi connectivity you will have to access Settings. Logical? I do not bother? Yes. Do you use a battery? As well.
And finally, we end up with something that is usually quite usual, but it does not stop being annoying. iOS 11 has arrived full of bugs, like the calculator bug or the predictions bug. Anyway, Apple is expected to solve these problems with the arrival of iOS 11.2.