Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Wayne Curry

Apple overhauls software development approach to fix iOS bugs

Apple overhauls software development approach to fix iOS bugs

Gizbot reports that the upcoming Apple iOS 12 will bring various features, including the capability of running the iPhone apps on the Mac devices. Apple is also planning to bring Animoji to FaceTime, allowing you to place them over your face - sort of like the filters and lenses already available in popular social apps, such as Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram.

While Apple's focus for iOS 12 is reportedly on reliability and performance, the company is working on a number of new features as well.

The Cupertino tech conglomerate, Apple, is doing wonders in the tech industry ever since it debuted with iPhone X with the new face ID feature.

Apple has been criticized for several humiliating failures in quality assurance with iOS 10 and 11 related to the keyboard and Apple Pay Cash.

According to Bloomberg, software chief Craig Federighi has made it clear that his team will have "more time to work on new features and focus on under-the-hood refinements without being tied to a list of new features annually simply so the company can tout a massive year-over-year leap".

Although the tight deadlines and a multitude of features may not be appreciated by Apple engineers, the feature-packed updates are definitely appreciated by consumers and have kept them tied to the Apple ecosystem. The company has faced criticism lately for various software issues or feature delays, with many wondering where its near-perfect software experiences of the past are no more. This release will also feature universal apps that work across iOS devices and Mac computers.

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If Apple is slowing down its release cycle, it could be a turning point for mobile operating system. iOS and Android have been updated at an incredible pace over the past ten years.

This has been the story with iOS 11 through the last six months as numerous bugs and half-baked features were reported frequently. Instead, the update will focus on bug fixes, stability, and getting things right, according to recent reports from Bloomberg and Axios.

The code was leaked online via GitHub last week, which prompted Apple to order the website to take down the post, a report from TheVerge noted. The updated features for iOS 12 is expected to have new characters and easier-to-navigate menu. The changelog includes fundamental revisions of the operating system's core, user-facing redesigns of the interface and updates to iOS' built-in stock apps.

Apple has something special in store for its iOS users.

While this may mean a less flashy WWDC 2018, in the long run it's probably good news for Apple, developers, and users alike.

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