Bloomberg: Apple will be more responsible for testing new operating systems after iOS 13 bugs

The next iOS should be less problematic. At least, the task was put before his team by Senior Vice President of Apple Software Development Craig Federigi. This is reported by Mark Gourmet – a well-known and reliable insider who works at Bloomberg.

To do this, in daily builds of future iOS (and other operating systems), critical errors and other bugs will be disabled by default. For particularly risky developers, the “Flags” item will appear in the settings, where each of the unstable working functions can be enabled separately.

About such measures, Mr. Federigi and Stacy Lisik, who was close to him, were announced at a closed internal meeting dedicated to the launch of iOS 14 development.

By turning the flags on and off, developers will be able to understand how each of them affects the stability of the system and specific applications in particular.

The company was forced to take such a step after dissatisfaction with iOS 13 customers and media. With the release of the stable version in September, there were a lot of complaints about the malfunctioning functions of smartphones. Someone had problems with Messaging, someone with communication stability, someone with iCloud. Personally, I came across only one of them – multitasking: applications were simply unloaded from memory. Very unpleasant. It is also unpleasant that the company has still not completely solved this problem.

In general, many users were dissatisfied. However, it is impossible not to mention that in the latest updates, most of the errors were nevertheless fixed and iOS, like other Apple operating systems, began to work better.

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Test builds at Apple are rated on a 100-point scale. Unstable versions can get a score of 60 points. Stable – 80 and above. Inside Apple, it's called a “white glove.” And iOS 13 got a much lower score than iOS 12, released a year earlier. That is, Apple employees agree with users.

The new strategy is called Azul. And, according to an unnamed source, some previously planned innovations spilled over into 2021 to what is called Azul + 1. Most likely, in the "outside world" it will be called iOS 15.

However, iOS 14 will still compete with iOS 13 in the number of innovations. Probably, in this release we will finally wait for a normal dialer. Or not.

The new software development policy will be applicable to all operating systems of the company. And I hope this helps Apple make its products better.

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