Raymond Wong comes from a different generation of Apple customers.
There was a time when I could blindly update my Apple devices and trust that the update wouldn’t break it, remove a core function, or make me feel stupid for not knowing how to use a simple feature.
Sorry, Raymond. That’s wrong. That’s never been the case with Apple software on any Apple device. Early adopters get burned. It’s the nature of software development.
My iPhone 7 updated to 10.2 without any issues whatsoever. But had I updated my Apple Watch to watchOS 3.1.1, I would have bricked it.
That’s not true, either. Some Watch owners hit the brick at watchOS 3.1.1, but it was a minuscule number. Everyone I know– dozens of Watch owners– had no trouble with the latest version.
Following reports of borked Apple Watches, Apple pulled the software update without further explanation.
And that’s never happened before? Yes, it has happened. Not often, but it’s not news.
Under Steve Jobs, Apple paid the utmost attention to the smallest of details in its software.
One word: MobileMe.
The public betas for iOS, macOS and watchOS are a step in the right direction towards releasing more stabile software, but more needs to be done from within Apple.
So, what you’re saying is that the public betas help Apple to release software that’s not as good as it was when Apple did all the testing in house? It was a slow news day at Mashable.