“A while back, an Apple executive, in response to a question about declining software quality, asserted that quality had actually improved in recent years. But since there were more people using Apple gear, each problem received more coverage,” Gene Steinberg writes for The Tech Night Owl.
“I suppose that’s quite possible, except that there’s no way for anyone outside of Apple to know whether that response is accurate or just corporate spin,” Steinberg writes. “Certainly the common perception is that software quality has declined. Even after four maintenance updates, OS X El Capitan rates no better than three-and-a-half stars.”
“Apple fed iOS 9.3 builds to tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of customers and developers. Surely at least a few of them encountered these bugs and took the time to report them,” Steinberg writes. “If Apple didn’t listen, the beta test process is seriously flawed.”
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MacDailyNews Take: It’s perplexing why problems that obviously should have been caught during Apple’s beta testing periods aren’t identified and corrected before software releases.
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