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After Troubled iOS 13 Release, Apple Promotes Internal Development Changes

As much as we think not, our overall memory is not very good. Just two years ago, on iOS 11, we had a very troubled and criticized release. Apple has promised to rectify all its flaws and has happily fulfilled this with iOS 12, one of the most praised updates of recent times.

Unfortunately, the iOS 13 This year it surpassed 11 by slips by chance that in just two months, it has already received eight (!) updates. The latest one, 13.2.3, came out last Monday (18/11) and iOS 13.3 has already reached its third beta in parallel; most likely, it will be released to all users sometime in December.

On the bright side, Apple sees the critical state that iOS 13.0 came into the world and rushes to fix all bugs as quickly as possible. Personally, I see no problem with her releasing as many updates as needed to improve the system, after all, it's ridiculous and easy to apply an iOS update today. Well, if you want the system to do it automatically for you while you are sleeping.

But of course, the ideal was that iOS 13.0 had come into the world (much) more polished than it came. There is no perfect software, certainly we will have received some updates from this then but probably not eight, and not with that "desperate" climate to correct clearly inadmissible flaws.

Internal Changes

that's why for the iOS 14 (which is codenamed ?Blue?), Apple has decided to change the way it develops its operating systems internally by including iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS, of course. The information was obtained by Bloomberg, following an internal meeting recently held by Apple's software chief, Craig Federighi.

So far, the so-called ?Daily builds? of the systems (that is, new test builds that are generated daily by Apple's development teams) were incorporating new features left and right regardless of their stage of development. Little by little, everything was being polished for a final release.

The big problem with this method is that it makes it very complicated to have a real sense of what is actually ready for launch and what is not, not to mention that many features sometimes end up negatively affecting others that were already working well.

For next year's operating systems, Federighi and his team are incorporating a Flags require that new features have to be manually enabled in a special area of ??internal systems. This will make it easier to identify what is causing problems and even cancel or postpone potential news for the next year's system.

For now, Apple's plan to bring iOS 14 as much news as iOS 13. But Apple is fully prepared to postpone certain features for iOS 15 if necessary.

IOS 13 Backstage

The report of Bloomberg still brings some behind-the-scenes information about iOS 13 development. According to sources heard by the vehicle, at the time of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2019 in June, Apple internal teams already recognized that the system was "a mess."

In August, a few weeks before the deadline for iOS 13.0 to be installed on iPhones due to be announced in September (now known as 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max), Apple engineers pretty much decided to ?abandon? the poly efforts. it and focused on iOS 13.1 which, fortunately, was eventually anticipated and was released only five days after 13.0.

For Apple's internal development team, iOS 13.1 was in fact the official release version of the new system. IOS 13.0 s came out because it had to be installed on new iPhones, and Apple hoped that only "fantastic" would install it on their devices.