Who wants Apple to shorten the amount of time between big updates?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by moonman239, Feb 16, 2013.

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Do you want Apple to shorten its iOS release cycle so that big updates come sooner?

  1. Yes.

    21 vote(s)
    35.0%
  2. No, I want Apple to stick to its one-year release cycle.

    26 vote(s)
    43.3%
  3. I don't really care.

    13 vote(s)
    21.7%
  1. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Either last year or the year before, I was very excited about the next major update. Then I found out the update wasn't going to be released until the following October, instead of June.

    Do you guys want Apple to start work on iOS8 pretty soon after iOS 7? Like maybe give the developers 2 or 3 months to try out iOS 8 before it comes out?
     
  2. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    #2
    Why don't you just trust that when the product is ready to be released, Apple will do just that? I'd rather it be right than rushed. :rolleyes:
     
  3. TacticalDesire, Feb 16, 2013
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    TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    I do. Or change the way updates work. In Android the core apps can be updated separately from the OS. So if there's a new version of maps, mail etc. It's downloaded and I don't have to wait a year for OS revisions.
     
  4. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    Time between updates isn't that important, what's really important is what's IN THE UPDATE.

    No point having a short amount of time between each major update and they only give us some unimportant updates....
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    ...and/or more bugs, which is what happens if you push to release code too fast.
     
  6. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    And we have all seen how rushed products from apple turn out.
     
  7. MattInOz macrumors 68030

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    Apple is already working on OS 8. They'll start OS 9 a few months after 7.
     
  8. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    I want iOS 14!
    lol, if they are released in short amount of time, how will they actually make updates that are big :rolleyes:
     
  9. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    Apple had a pretty good record until the iOS era.

    Giving them the benefit of the doubt, it seems that all the recent buggy releases are because Apple is overwhelmed by their frantic release of more products that they can handle.

    I vote for Apple to return to the quality testing they used to perform before each release. After all, that's how they maintain a good reputation.

    Being a very intelligent operation, they need to relax, slow down and get back on track with less buggy products. They're more than capable of doing so much better.
     
  10. ssmed macrumors 6502

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    This poll is not any good for me. I want longer periods (if necessary) and stable well developed Mac operating systems, preferable without a iOS twist.
     
  11. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    Yes and No. Yes because I want new features even quicker. But no if it's gonna be super buggy or not ready.
     
  12. Idefix macrumors 6502

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    Suffering from iPhone ennui?

    Better try jailbreaking!
     
  13. undies1993 macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    Amen. I want the quality back.
     
  14. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    #14
    Yeah.... If your android phone actually supports an OS revision :rolleyes:
     
  15. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    That's why I have a Nexus. And besides, Android devices don't really need as many OS revisions if the core apps are always getting updates.
     
  16. tekno macrumors 6502a

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    Then the next iWork is going to be of the highest quality ever seen.
     
  17. moonman239 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I for one would like Apple to speed up their release cycle, unless it means the update doesn't have much in the form of new features, or that the update will be too buggy. How about they just make iOS betas public? They'd just have to make sure people know what "beta" means. To do that, they could require those who want the betas to describe, in their own words, what a beta is. If they give a satisfactory description, let them have the betas. If not, have them try again in a day or two.
     
  18. MattInOz macrumors 68030

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    Most people who use the beta won't report issues in a usable way.
    Most will download install find issues and then talk about them on forums. Apple already have 1000's of people who do that without a public beta. A public Beta is just more bad press, more headaches for less useful information in making the system better as more people with the beta will think someone else will report so why bother.

    It sounds nice in theory, but I'm most companies that do it find it less valuable then a closed beta.
     
  19. undies1993 macrumors 6502a

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    #19
    Since it has been so long since its last release?
     
  20. tekno macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed.
     

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