I respect Rene Ritchie, but there is no math to support the assertion that iOS 13 is more buggy than previous generations. Apple might have some math, but anything else is speculation and anecdotal.
One of the biggest criticisms of Apple’s platform management over the last few years is that, more often than not, they’ve released as many new bugs as they have features.
Where’s the math?
If you look back over the last decade and a half of forum posts, you’ll quickly realize every year is the worst year ever.
That’s my point. The noise grows, but nobody has a handle on numbers. My personal experience is that each new version of iOS and macOS are buggy, but seldom do I uncover more than three or four issues, and some of those are tied to specific apps on my devices.
I agree with this, though:
Back in the day, Apple only made Mac software. Then they added iPod. Then iPhone and Apple TV. iPad and Apple Watch. Now we even have AudioOS on the HomePod and BridgeOS on the TouchBar.
For many years my only Apple product was a Mac. Then along came iPod. What Apple gear do you have now? It’s getting complex.