Larry Seltzer tracks a list of recent update blunders from Microsoft.
This isn’t the first time I’ve brought this up. In Summer of last year Microsoft had buggy Patch Tuesday updates three months in a row. There had been others that year, some of which crippled systems.
Some of the most recent issues struck our office in Manhattan, including updates to Microsoft Word, and problems with Exchange and Outlook. But Apple doesn’t rise above issues with updates, either as this recent piece by Gordon Kelly points out.
iOS 8.1.2 isn’t the major fix users still plagued by ongoing iOS 8 problems have been hoping for. iOS 8.1.1 released in November fixed bugs for many users, but swathes of users remain affected by issues ranging from crippled WiFi (a main support thread for this is now over 93 pages long), Bluetooth bugs stopping connection to headsets and car kits and chronic battery drain. In this context Apple’s decision to address a ringtones bug first will no doubt cause anger, regardless of whether it is low hanging fruit.
Android updates are notorious for bricking phones, so it appears that updates are a problem everywhere.