Technology is always changing. Every year, or every other year, there’s a new iPhone or Samsung Galaxy for sale. Our applications are always updating and so is our software.
Change can be hard, especially when a software update is as big as when iOS 7 came out. Remember the fuss people made over that one?
And now we have iOS 8 and a new Mac operating system, Yosemite.
I’m not sure if I’m proud or ashamed to say that I have not updated to either one just yet. The reason? I’m afraid, plain and simple. My first thoughts when updating software are, “Is it going to kill my computer/phone?” I know it’s silly to think that, but after having my old MacBook crash on me twice I’m just overly cautious about what I download/install onto my computer. After that I’m concerned about how fast it will run once I install the software.
So, like many other people, I wait until the first reviews come out about the software updates to see how other people like it and if there are any known problems. If I remember correctly, there actually was an issue with the first download of iOS 8 for many iPhone users, but was apparently fixed (still not enough to convince me to install it though).
Likewise, I have seen some reviews about OS X Yosemite that are less than convincing me to install it to my MacBook Pro. Though I must say, despite the iffy reviews about OS X Mavericks, I still installed that software to my laptop for the reason that I needed it to download Final Cut Pro X. I have not experienced any problems with it and I did not personally notice much of a difference between the new software and the old.
I guess that’s the reason why I don’t understand why I’m afraid to install Yosemite just yet. If my computer handled Mavericks fine, why wouldn’t it be the same for Yosemite? The same goes for installing iOS 8 to my iPhone.
I know I shouldn’t be concerned, but I am.
So I guess my question is this, if you have either of these operating systems on your computers/phones, what is your opinion about Yosemite and iOS 8?