“Do we really need major, highly touted updates to software like Mac OS X or is it time for continuous updating in the background?” Dennis Sellers writes for Apple World Today.
“These upgrades will keep coming regardless of whether or not Apple makes a big public announcement about, say, Mac OS X Mojave,” Sellers writes. “My pal, J. Scott Anderson, notes that, by removing the annual-big-OS-announcement scenario, we’d get feature updates faster.”
Sellers writes, “Why not just run a continuous improvement cycle and add the features as they come on-line and are tested[?]”
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MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote in January 2015:
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. Why not just add new features/services to existing OSes with continued point releases that refine and extend the experiences and services you want to deliver? Why not just release new operating systems only when they are rock solid and ready?