John McCain happy about automatic app updates on iOS 7

John McCain happy about automatic app updates on iOS 7
Last month, when Apple CEO Tim Cook was being questioned about Apple's corporate tax rate by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) had a question to ask the Apple executive. The former Republican Presidential candidate wanted to know, "Why the hell do I have to keep updating apps on my iPhone all the time?"

Perhaps the Senator was keeping a eye on things in San Francisco Monday morning, because he later sent out a tweet thanking Tim Cook for the automatic app updates that is a new feature for Apple in iOS 7. Perhaps now that one of the most senior senators in the states no longer has to worry about manually updating the apps on his Apple iPhone, we will see some more action from Congress to get the economy righted.

source: @SenJohnMcCain via TUAW

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67 Comments

1. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

republicans are dumb as always

16. rick2340

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

You must be a republican.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31042; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They must be haters too, in his case.

21. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

What did you think of iOS 7 Jedi.....did it impress???

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31042; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Impressed as far as the way things were implemented. Android has pushed the envelope so far, and covered their bases so well that pretty much anything that's done will echo android in some way shape, or form. I like the bold moves of apple to move away from resting on their laurels, and take chances. They've been pushed by android and thank god they're acting on it. Overall great update, but needs to kept in perspective.

28. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Hi darkkjedii and all other iPhone users! First, Lets put all the hatred aside. Can you tell me about the battery life of iPhone 4? My sister is considering to getting this. Waiting for your unbiased friendly reply.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31042; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Honestly the 4 had the best battery life of all the iPhones. IMHO

40. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

I thought i4s had the best battery life.

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31042; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not as good as a 4

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31042; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It only comes as an 8 gigger now though.

39. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

8 gigs is enough! Even 4gigs is enough for me

31. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

I like the look in parts but imo nothing seems consistent in design which apple are known for.. The control centre is nice but the design seems out of place. The icons are some of the worst I seen minus clock,calendar. I've seen Better icons in play store and cydia..I think overall iOS 7 will keep current users and new smart phone users happy but don't think it will convert many from other platforms. My overall impression of iOS 7 from watching videos is it seems like a mash up of cydia tweakes... but as I said for current user base I think this will keep them happy lol I can't over some of those icons especially the safari one it just sticks out.. Can't wait to actually use it though on my brothers iPad when it does come.

59. darkkjedii

Posts: 31042; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I actually like that control center is separate from notifications. On my note 2 it's very busy looking when I pull down the shade, intuitive as heck though. I like the swipe down for one, and up for the other. PS Sorry for the late response.

32. ITEngineer

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Your right, but let me ask you a question and be honest, be mature. Why can Apple borrow and i dont wanna say steal all of it's new features from android and other competition, and at the same time Apple sues on rounded corner icons?

43. ITEngineer

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

people never like answering this question!

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 31042; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sorry I responded so late bro

60. darkkjedii

Posts: 31042; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Honestly I don't like apples suit happiness. I'm not in the boardroom, so I can't speak with certainty about what goes on behind closed doors. I think apple should focus more on innovation, and less courtroom drama. That's my honest opinion ITE. I do feel some of their suits are baseless, but once again...I'm a consumer not an employee of theirs.

44. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

I agree jedii, i don't like how the icons look but i'm very pleased with the UI and functionality. Definitely seems fresh. I don't know what people expect apple to do different... there's really nothing too original they can do that's not done already. I'm just glad that they added a few features that caused some of their fans to leave to android/wp Great job Apple.

62. darkkjedii

Posts: 31042; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I agree. I think the next wave of true innovation is a few years away, when hardware has advanced. If you look at it innovation is limited by hardware. As it became more powerful, and flexible it allowed devs to do more. Think about it like this. What if google had 4.2.2 in 2009, it woulda run horribly cuz the power to run it smoothly didn't exist then. Apple played catchup, they really did, but they also needed to. This brings them up to par with google, WP8, and the rest. Now we'll start to see apple bring it, cuz the consumers spoke with their wallets, and on wall st.

48. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

you mean irepublicans

67. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I hate you idiots that actually believe one "side" is superior to the other. Republicans and Democrats are "dumb", because they aren't smart enough to realize they are causing us all to be taken to the cleaners by thieves and psychopaths.

2. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Because no other platforms do this, right? Way to pump even more ado for nothing.

3. SleepingOz unregistered

Stupid republicans!

17. rick2340

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

You must fit right in.

22. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Hahaha good joke it's not like you have said that before ......oh wait...

56. SleepingOz unregistered

Butthurt much?

49. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

they should get back too work and fix our country.

4. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Cut him some slack, the iPhone is the only smartphone his generation uses.

10. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Heh, sorry, I forgot about that.

5. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

what??? so Apple now managed to copy the features from Android 2.1....great - in 10 years they will catch up 4.2 Jelly Bean :)

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