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Apple will focus on performance and quality in iOS 12

By Shawn Knight ยท 4 replies
Jan 30, 2018
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  1. Apple has made significant changes to its iOS software plans for 2018, pushing back the development of some features to next year in order to focus more heavily on addressing overall system performance and quality issues.

    According to Axios Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried, Apple originally planned on refreshing the home screen and in-car user interfaces with iOS 12. Cupertino also wanted to improve some of its core apps like Mail and bolster the picture-taking, photo editing and sharing experiences.

    Apple software boss Craig Federighi shared the revised roadmap with employees at a meeting earlier this month.

    The decision puts Apple in a tricky spot. While few people would turn their nose up at the proposition of a faster and more secure mobile OS, such improvements are tough to assess at the time of purchase. By that, I mean it’s easier to market a device (and by proxy, its operating system) when it packs intriguing new features – not just that it’s faster or more secure than the previous iteration.

    That said, iOS 12 will still include some new features. Fried said the OS will debut with improved augmented reality, parental controls and digital health features.

    Apple has historically announced major versions of iOS at its developer conference in June ahead of a public release in the fall, usually to coincide with the launch of new iPhone models. Nothing thus far has suggested Apple will stray from that schedule this year.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,169   +2,609

    Almost read it as "equality" :) Yes, Apples, how do you like those... The manufacturer of policies, adapters, court cases and technological innuendos.
  3. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 870   +393

    Before I say this, I am through and through an Android guy, but even I know IOS is already highly polished and extremely performance focused. To me, it seems they always have focused on performance and quality. If they have not been, I look forward to seeing the next couple upgrades.
    Agnomen and trparky like this.
  4. trparky

    trparky TS Evangelist Posts: 394   +277

    About time that Apple has started to think about that. Performance of recent iOS versions have really suffered unless you're on recent hardware. iOS 11 runs great on an iPhone 7 (which is what I have, specifically an iPhone 7 Plus) but if you have anything older than that it runs like crap. iOS really needs be optimized and it shows especially so on older hardware.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,027   +4,749

    So what is different? Do they not say this every version release?
    Nobina likes this.

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