Apple's Gone Patch Crazy - 11.1.1

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Bazza1, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Bazza1 macrumors member

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    Yet another patch (sorry....'Software Update') on the current iOS.

    For a Company that seems to have OSs in a constant state of Beta Release for the next one, there sure seems to be a lot that gets thru the process to final release these days, then requiring a fix. I mean, its not as if they have to create an OS that works on a vast array of hardware from different manufacturers. Remember when they used to make fun of Microsoft?

    While I appreciate that these 'updates' are an improvement on the bad old days with Apple, where they'd simply ignore or deny there was a problem until the public and Media outcry got too loud, it also seems the Company is a lot sloppier than they used to be, too.

    It seems the little company that once asked us to Think Different has been become the monolith they always derided - and are also making what appear to be rushed decisions, fearing what the competition might be offering.

    Not good enough.
     
  2. Knightcastle macrumors 6502

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    I’m not convinced they pay a huge amount of attention to what is submitted on that beta feedback app.
     
  3. kohlson, Nov 10, 2017
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    kohlson macrumors 68000

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    I am going to cut them a little slack on this one. I believe 11.1 addressed KRACK. If so, then I'm OK with it getting to market sooner than later. If something less important slipped through the cracks, not a big deal. That said, I work in a large corp, and each release needs to be vetted. So multiple releases drive them (IT) crazy.
     
  4. cynics macrumors G4

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    The market is to competitive and the iPhone is to important to Apples bottomline.

    Software feels rushed to you because it is rushed. They are struggling to meet a yearly release cycle.

    Keep in mind when they slow down and streamline software with just performance enhancements a larger group of people complain the iPhone and iOS are getting stale. At that point people can/will switch to the competition and just the "change" feels fresh and new whether its actually better or not.

    Unfortunately I feel this is a trend that will continue though. Regardless of how much money Apple has and how many people they can throw at software development there is only so much that can be done. It gets to a point where adding more people is more harmful than helpful. I see that crap at work all the time, a rush job comes along that needs to be scheduled for 1 month however they throw 2x the people at it and expect it done in 15 days. From there quality just drops off, not only are people getting in other peoples way but the employees feel disconnected from the job so they feel no personal responsibility. Finer details get overlooked, people don't want work harder than someone else, and more often then not there just isn't anything for the additional people to do.
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Honestly, the few details that are known about the main reason for needing the 11.1.1 fix make it sound way more fascinating that someone being sloppy.
     
  6. simonmet macrumors 68000

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    It’s pretty simple really. As Apple has become bigger and more comfortable raking in the vast majority of the industry’s profits, they’ve become increasingly complacent.

    It’s not like they’re fighting to gain market share and profit any more. I believe they’re comfortable where they’re at. They’ll say the opposite but their record on Mac hardware releases and declining software polish says otherwise.
     

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