Having access to many iPhones and iPads as a consultant means every millisecond of delay is an expense for clients. No true IT Director or Manager hasn’t been asked a million times, “Should I upgrade?” The truthful answer is yes, but with many caveats. The best way to upgrade is to let someone else test, read the forums, try your non-essential test beds, test, test test test. Honestly, the best way to upgrade is through iTunes. Delta upgrades for your iOS lead to slower devices, for some reason. It’s painful, backup fully, download the new OS from Apple, and restore. It’s the only way I can bear to deal with an iPhone 5s until the iPhone 6 comes out. For corporations, we have solutions like Casper and managed iOS via Profile Manager, built-in to Mac OS X Server. When you manage expectations in a framework as good as Casper or Profile Manager, the results are good.
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