Developer marco arment took apple to task early last year, arguing that os x recently rebranded macos is full of embarrassing bugs and that the company is trying to do too much on unrealistic deadlines. How come apples software quality is getting worse with. Whats happening is that every major release has stupid bugs that apple. I posted this on the apple community discussion board, but they removed it. Apples ios and ipados releases were plagued with bugs, but at least theyre widely available to users, as android 10 upgrades remain elusive at best. General software update, the same place theyve been for years.
Apple admits slowing older iphones because of ageing. As ios hits 50% adoption, android fragmentation keeps. Second, the software i use is getting more and more frustrating if it even works at all. This makes macos a fertile ground for the influx of new threats, whereas its common knowledge that windows pcs need security software. Ask for a suggestion of what computer to get, and ill almost certainly. But i agree that apple is terrible when it comes to communicating back to people about what. They will lose even more money due to customers bailing and going to a competitor something i described in detail in one of my books. Buffetts apple losses make his track record in tech even. Malwarebytes said there was a 400 percent increase in threats on mac devices from 2018 to 2019, and found an average of 11 threats per mac devices, which about twice the 5. It wouldnt be an iphone launch without a small army of handwringing apple fans complaining about their expensive new phones on the internet.
Heres what that means for the future of mobile innovation. Maybe my memory is failing but i remember years back when apple software. Apple says it was forced to introduce a software fix to prevent phones from being damaged as the batteries fail to provide enough power. When i worked on apple products, wed get a list of the top bugs driving. As ios hits 50% adoption, android fragmentation keeps getting. The major thing thats getting a lot of negative attention is apples new butterfly style keyboard on the newer 2016 and 2017 models.
By a system modification, i mean software that affects the operation of other software potentially for the worse. Apple maintains an internal database of bugs called radar that could be used to assess the frequency of bug reports over time. This is not a question, it is a statement of design philosophy that i think the user. Quality of software is getting worse, not better 2018. Thirdparty system modifications are a common cause of usability problems. Major complaints about the iphone xs are stacking up.
Six reasons why ios and catalina are so buggy tidbits. There are two main reasons why any web product ux gets worse. The following procedure will help identify which such modifications youve installed. In fact, that is the surest way to make a piece of software worse. While apple likes to hype its newest hardware, its the software and services that stand out with the iphone x. Its barely news at this point that apples latest version of ios is off to a. Fleishman followed up with isles of stability and the perception of apple s software getting worse.
It connects the companys phones and tablets, desktops and laptops, and online media store and streaming service. As someone who has gone through all this before, for the loud voices on the internet to scream about how the software is worse than ever either are looking at the past with rose tinted classes or are large ignorant of apple and macos from the past because theyve only just started to own a mac. Why is the apple software user experience getting worse. How come apples software quality is getting worse with every. Apple pulled 2c54 before january 2020 and the latest firmware returned to being 2b588.
Or have apple software updates gotten progressively worse. We need to talk about airpods pro mac oclock medium. The best time to buy an apple macbook laptop is not now. Software is getting worse interactive storytelling tools for writers. After eight releases, apple appears to be at last getting a grip on the problems of ios. Or have apple software updates gotten progressively.
Warren buffett has a questionable track record investing in technology companies. Comment for over a year, apples software has been the subject of more derision than might be expected for a company of its size. Worse, asynchronous events like multiple threads running on multiple. Whats happening is that every major release has stupid bugs that apple should have never released if they had a decent quality assurance process. Its a new design that lets apple make thinner laptops, and. After apple confirmed that it would look into problems causing iphone x to freeze during incoming calls, the issue with the flagship smartphone seem. Apples iphone x is boring, but the software and services. And always be wary of free software its never really free. Based on my 18 years of experience working as an apple software engineer. The software quality isnt getting worse with every update for both ios and macos. Developer marco arment took apple to task early last year, arguing that os x recently rebranded macos is full of embarrassing bugs and that. Apple is attempting to do as much as it can to contribute to the global response to the coronavirus pandemic.504 36 1304 507 77 117 293 1140 382 680 976 745 47 970 1177 204 602 1313 1095 1181 1188 1454 256 1209 1152 321 906 1385 1210 1380 1111 907 282 172 425 422 1382 582 1183 1281 854 487 200