Whoa. Apple. Dude, what’s going on with all the iOS 13 releases? How many so far? 27? It feels like that. First, it was iOS 13 public beta and a bunch of releases. No news there. Then, before iOS 13 shipped, there was a beta version– iOS 13.1. That’s a bad sign?
That means iOS 13’s public betas still had plenty of bugs that were not going to make the golden master cutoff date so iPhone 11 models would ship on time, and that meant Apple was working on the next release before the first release hit the streets?
Got that? It gets worse.
Color me a glutton for digital punishment but I upgraded my iPhone XS Max to iOS 13 as soon as it was available. It was the same as the last public beta so nothing really new to worry about. Then the bug reports hit the fan.
Fortunately, I didn’t run into any that mattered– a few apps died early, Safari had trouble on some websites, and so on– but as soon as I began using the latest Apple shipped another latest version.
iOS 13.1. The big one that wasn’t expected for a week or so later. Then, somewhere around the next day, we got iOS 13.1.1, and somewhere around 90-minutes later– an estimate on my part– there was iOS 13.1.2.
So far today, nothing new so my iPhone can quiet down and cool off.
What does iOS 13 have to do with Microsoft’s Windows 10?
Well, if ever there was a decent operating system– we use Windows 10 in the Office and the only thing anyone complains about is Microsoft’s problem with problematic upgrades– that had update and upgrade problems it’s the new Windows 10 versions.
No, iOS 13.x is nothing like Windows 10. Yet.
Windows 10 has been something of a nightmare for enterprise IT groups to manage. Sometimes it would just install itself. Other times it would attempt to install the update, then crash, burn, and die.
I just googled Windows 10 update problems and was met with 1,020,000,000 search results. I did not have time to check them all, but the headlines are all you need to know.
- Windows 10 problems are ruining Microsoft’s reputation
- 17 Windows 10 problems and how to fix them
- Windows 10 update causes orange screenshots
- Microsoft confirms Windows 10 CPU spike bug
- Windows 10 bug is causing problems around the world
You get the idea, right?
It’s a jungle out there. Operating system updates are not easy even though nobody does it better than Apple. Linux maybe. Even Android has massive problems getting new versions into the hands of customers. Most customers get the latest or last year’s latest Android by buying a new phone. Compare that to Apple where by this time next year about 90-percent of all iPhones and iPad will have upgraded to iOS 13 and iPad 13, respectively.