Apple Has Delayed Some Planned iOS 12 Features Until Next Year to Focus on Performance and Quality

Apple has changed its iOS software plans, and will now delay some new features until next year to focus on addressing performance and quality issues, according to Ina Fried, chief technology correspondent at Axios.


The report claims Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi announced the revised plans to employees at a meeting earlier this month.

Fried says a number of features have been delayed until 2019, including a planned refresh of the iPhone home screen and CarPlay interface, improvements to core apps like Mail, and updates to capturing, editing, and sharing photos.

The delay should allow Apple to focus on stability and bug fixes in iOS 12, which will likely still include improvements in a number of areas, including the Health app, ARKit, and parental controls, according to the report.

In addition, Apple is said to be prioritizing work to make iPhones "more responsive" and "less prone to cause customer support issues."

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30 months ago
Bring Forstall back. Problem solved.
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30 months ago
Since we do not know what features were expected in iOS12, this article is saying nothing.
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30 months ago
Soon, Apple’s entire product line on their website will just read “Coming later this year”.
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30 months ago

This is the second time Apple haveneen said to focus on bugs like this.... under Cooks watch iOS has had more bugs then ever before!

http://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/02/report-ios-9-will-focus-mainly-on-stability-and-performance/%3famp=1 ('https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/02/report-ios-9-will-focus-mainly-on-stability-and-performance/%3famp=1')


http://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/9to5mac.com/2015/02/09/apples-ios-9-to-have-huge-stability-and-optimization-focus-after-years-of-feature-additions/amp/ ('https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/9to5mac.com/2015/02/09/apples-ios-9-to-have-huge-stability-and-optimization-focus-after-years-of-feature-additions/amp/')

Is Cook and co’s idea of iOS releases now one buggy and messy with new features followed by one with no new features but fixes the bugs of the previous release and so on?

I agree. I really wish they’d do the same with OSX. I few there’s no need for yearly update. Anyone remember Snow Leopard?! Desktop should be rock solid. There’s way too many bells and whistles being added at the expense of stability.
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30 months ago

Bring Forstall back. Problem solved.

I never minded the skeuomorphic design, and iOS 6 was the most stable version of iOS, I believe. The flat design of iOS is not helped by the bugs and some things like 3D Touch and long presses offer features that are hidden and not very obvious. I think some of the recent features of iOS would be helped by the old skeuomorphic look and feel.
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30 months ago
What bugs? Mine works great. I WANT DARK MODE!!! Who comes out with an OLED phone and still keeps their messaging obnoxiously white
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