Are you tired of trying to figure out how to use new features on your iPhone; features that are troublesome to use and don’t always work right? Apple feels your pain. Darrell Etherington on what Apple plans to put into iOS 9 to assuage your pain.
The major update for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for 2015 is expected to take a step back from the rapid release of new features in favor of building on the existing framework to make sure everything already offered works more consistently.
Mac users often point to a similar project which birthed OS X Snow Leopard, one of the most stable versions ever. What’s the problem with iOS 8?
iOS 8 was perhaps one of the most ambitious updates ever launched by Apple for any platform in terms of new feature additions – it made a number of new tools available to developers, giving them more freedom than they’d ever had before, for instance. It also laid the groundwork for cross-platform functionality via Continuity, enabled Apple Pay, and included the building blocks for Apple Watch compatibility. Compared to most launches, those combined introductions represent a huge change in even the fundamental building blocks of the OS.
iOS 8 also experienced a slowdown in penetration among users, taking far long to achieve 75-percent usage than iOS 7.