Apple aims to deliver a more polished, bug-free experience with future iOS updates

By Polycount ยท 9 replies
Feb 12, 2018
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  1. Apple users will see yet another iOS update sometime this fall but Apple is changing up their development strategy a bit. Instead of focusing on delivering a constant stream of new features as fast as possible, Bloomberg says the company will be taking their time with future iOS updates, starting with what will likely be dubbed iOS 12.

    Instead of "keeping engineers on a relentless annual schedule and cramming features into a single update," Apple will give their engineers the green light to push back features they don't feel are quite ready for upcoming iOS updates. Apple hopes this approach will lead to a more refined, bug-free experience for their customers and a less taxing environment for engineers.

    One source close to the situation told Bloomberg, "This change is Apple beginning to realize that schedules are not being hit [and] stuff is being released with bugs." The source claims these things didn't happen when Apple was a smaller company with fewer customers to appease.

    However, pushing back major features for later updates doesn't mean iOS 12 won't bring anything new to the table. Quite the opposite - the update will reportedly launch with a "universal app system" that should allow apps to work on all Apple devices (iPhones, iPads and Macs), a "revamped stock-trading app," Animoji support within FaceTime and an updated search view that "leans more heavily on Siri," Ars Technica says.

    This new approach to developing products sounds good on paper but only time will tell if Apple can pull it off long term.

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  2. trparky

    trparky TS Evangelist Posts: 328   +189

    Can we get Microsoft to subscribe to this kind of development process?
     
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,007   +2,494

    I do believe I've heard this promise from Apple on a few previous occasions ..... as of yet, no delivery ....
     
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,657   +3,115

    Apple's not perfect? Boy, don't let the iSheep hear that, they're liable to stampede. (Which in their case would simply be running around in circles, but still).
     
  5. texasrattler

    texasrattler TS Evangelist Posts: 359   +121

    So a billion dollar company is just now focusing on development LOL
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,657   +3,115

    No, they've just gotten soft without Steve Jobs around to abuse them into doing something.
     
  7. Kenrick

    Kenrick TS Evangelist Posts: 628   +402

    They are the best among the rest when it comes with security and updates in phones. You really have to be a close minded person or a fool for trying hard to feed hate on every company you don't like.
     
  8. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Evangelist Posts: 303   +106

    Can you elaborate, or is this a knee jerk reaction to deflect from Apple?
     
  9. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow TS Addict Posts: 216   +74

    Or just stop implementing updates. That'll fix it.
     
  10. trparky

    trparky TS Evangelist Posts: 328   +189

    Because Windows 10 has had more than its fair share of issues. They need to slow down and fix stuff instead of pushing new features.
     

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