Why You Can’t Downgrade iOS
By David Strom / October 18, 2011 12:00 PM / 7 Comments
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If you rushed into upgrading your iThing to v5, you may be one of those that are having regrets. Your phone or tablet may be running slower, or draining its battery faster. Or there might be some apps that just don’t run at all under v5. Apple will basically say, “too bad.” Because you can’t downgrade your iOS to an earlier version – not without jailbreaking your phone or running some dubious software, and even then you might have problems.
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Here’s a classic example of “cloud” risk.
How can you remain in control of your “production” environment when you’re not even in control of your platform. (That you paid for.)
One of the things that really twists my shorts is when the Windoze PC reboots on command from Microsloth.
I find out about it when the fool thing won’t reboot. (I have usb dongle that doesn’t have a boot record on it.)
It violates the concept that I’m in control.
Google changes its version of Presentation software.
It’s one thing if you’re a … non-production … User who is trading cost for control. If it’s free, you get what you pay for.
Organizations can make an ROI decision. If one can’t afford the cost of keeping control, then free is good. But you get what you pay for.
But, half measures, like you can un-upgrade IOS5 or when MSFT decides it’s in control, that’s unacceptable.
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