“Following the success of OS X Snow Leopard for Macs in 2009, one of iOS 9’s standout ‘features’ will be a directed focus on stabilizing and optimizing the operating system,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5mac.
“While stability is normally an expected component in Apple software rather than a marquee feature, the rapid pace of iOS releases and feature introductions has taken a toll on the operating system’s overall performance, recently leading to numerous complaints from long-time Apple users and regular customers alike,” Gurman reports. “For 2015, iOS 9 is going to include a collection of under-the-hood improvements.”
Gurman reports, “Sources tell us that iOS 9 engineers are putting a ‘huge’ focus on fixing bugs, maintaining stability, and boosting performance for the new operating system, rather than solely focusing on delivering major new feature additions.”
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Slow down! Getting it right is far more important than getting it out. Frankly, we don’t need a new Mac or iPhone/iPad operating system every year and Apple Inc. doesn’t need it, either. Annual OS releases shouldn’t be mandated. What we all really need, customers and Apple Inc., are operating systems that are rock solid and do what they’re supposed to do when they’re supposed to do it… In other words, take a step back, take a deep breath, and focus on making sure that what you have now just works. Because too much of it doesn’t (Wi-Fi connectivity for one ongoing, glaring, vexing example). Getting it right is far more important than having two “new” free OSes to release each year. – MacDailyNews, “Open letter to Tim Cook: Apple needs to do better” – January 5, 2015
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.” and “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]
Open letter to Tim Cook: Apple needs to do better – January 5, 2015