Was iOS 9 built from an early 8.0?

Jayson A

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I don't know if anyone remembers early 8.0 or not, but remember when you had to wait the entire length of the opening/closing animation to complete before you could swipe or tap on another icon? They fixed that in later versions of iOS 8.

Now, we're sitting here on iOS 9 and that early 8.0 glitch is back where the screen is unresponsive until the animation is completely finished.

Doesn't that seem a bit fishy? Almost as if Apple started coding iOS 9 during one of the earlier 8.0 builds and forgot to put some of the later 8.x bug fixes into it.

I've just been thinking about that lately.

Also, some of the app opening glitches remind me of early 8.0

It kind of makes sense though because I'm betting that the development of iOS 9 started shortly before or after 8.0 came out, and as they were updating 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, they were probably going back and trying to make sure those features were also in iOS 9, but they may have forgotten some fixes (like the animation thing).
 

C DM

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Issues that various people notice about animations and interactions have been present since 7.0 days, they would improve here and there and then in 8.0 they would be more prominent again and then again improve here and there and are again somewhat more prominent in 9.0.
 
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reptarwilleatu

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Sep 11, 2014
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I don't know if anyone remembers early 8.0 or not, but remember when you had to wait the entire length of the opening/closing animation to complete before you could swipe or tap on another icon? They fixed that in later versions of iOS 8.

Now, we're sitting here on iOS 9 and that early 8.0 glitch is back where the screen is unresponsive until the animation is completely finished.

Doesn't that seem a bit fishy? Almost as if Apple started coding iOS 9 during one of the earlier 8.0 builds and forgot to put some of the later 8.x bug fixes into it.

I've just been thinking about that lately.

Also, some of the app opening glitches remind me of early 8.0

It kind of makes sense though because I'm betting that the development of iOS 9 started shortly before or after 8.0 came out, and as they were updating 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, they were probably going back and trying to make sure those features were also in iOS 9, but they may have forgotten some fixes (like the animation thing).
why does this seem to come up every year now? of course iOS 9 was in development then. it's not as though six months before they announce that year's OS update that they go "crap, we should probably get started on that". the iPhone that will come out in two years is already in development right now.
 
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C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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How many threads masked as different threads about 8.4.1 vs 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.1 do we need?
How can we just have a discussion that we've already had dozens of times in each of the past few years only a dozen or so times this year, we clearly need similar dozens again, otherwise we'll be discussing it all over again next year...which will be doing anyway.
 
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