The first versions of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 were full of all kinds of small mistakes. In fact, Apple software engineers have had to hurry to release certain operating system updates in a hurry to solve these bugs and improve stability.
As it happens every year and we are seeing a new version of the iOS operating system (and now with iPadOS) it seems that it becomes the update with more bugs in history. Pas with iOS 10, with iOS 11 and with iOS 12. And now it's happening with iOS 13. So … is Apple's mobile operating system too overloaded to offer a perfect experience?
Be that as it may, since Bloomberg have discovered that Apple change the review process of errors when the release of iOS 14 in 2020 approaches.
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The errors present in the most recent iOS history
Let's take a slight look at the past to remember all the most serious bugs, bugs and errors that affected the iOS operating system for iPhone, iPad (back then) and iPod touch.
Impossible not to start when, after the iOS 10 update, the operating system began drastically reducing the battery life of the iPhone and iPad. In fact, that article was very popular and many readers wanted to share with us their experiences and reports in relation to this topic. Later, he discovered #BatteryGate, since Apple slowed the fluidity of the operating system in favor of the battery.
After this, I landed iOS 11. A version plagued with all kinds of small errors, including a fun bug in the Calculator app that ruled that 1 + 2 + 3 was equal to 24. We also saw other bugs in certain characters of the predictions of the keyboard, in the Photos application, strange noises in the calls of the iPhone 8 and other security errors that were immediately patched.
Seen as seen, Apple decided to focus its development efforts on the performance of iOS 12 and leave for later the implementation of certain developments. Something that the user experience of the operating system greatly appreciated. Even so, some errors also appeared that not only affected previous generation models, but also affected the iPhone XS line that had just been released to the market.
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iOS 13: and after the calm comes the storm
When everything seemed that with iOS 12 everything had calmed down a bit, in reference to the massive avalanche of errors from previous versions, iOS 13 arrived and everything returned to “normality”. That is, it is an update with many new features and also many bugs that affect the overall experience offered by the operating system.
Both iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 have come up with a series of errors that are really small details but still very annoying and uncomfortable. We talk about bugs in applications like Apple Maps, Mail, Photos and Safari; in services such as Bluetooth, AirPlay and flashlight; and even a serious problem in the management of RAM that causes background applications to reload their data too often.
What will Apple do to change this on iOS 14 and iPadOS 14?
From Bloomberg they tell us that Apple engineers include the new functions in the internal structure of iOS versions before they were fully tested. This means that trying these internal versions of iOS becomes an authentic nightmare.
That is why Apple found it practically impossible to know the real state of its software, since there are different levels of stability.
So as of now, starting with iOS 14, Apple plans that all new features are disabled by default and are enabled one by one through a special configuration menu. In this way, software engineers will be able to test each of the new functions individually and verify their stability with more precision.
According to Bloomberg sources, these changes will be applied in the software development of iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, macOS and tvOS.