iOS 13 has felt like a super-messy release, something we haven't seen this bad since iOS 8 or so. Definitely needs a lengthy period of consolidation and bug fixing; Apple's adding more and more flakey layers between HW and UI, and many subsystems need much more battle-hardening
I've thought for a while now that Apple should announce iOS releases more like a 'season pass'; here's everything coming in the iOS 13 timeframe, but not all at once. Maybe developer betas get features/APIs early, or opt-in things. Apple needs a better content release cadence 😂
A looot of users telling me that iOS 13 has been a straightforward, stable beta without major issues. As a user, same! Unfortunately, if you dig a little deeper behind the scenes, everything is on fire. For developers, and for Apple, this was not an easy development cycle
I’m on 13.1 beta and still having a ton of issues with the share sheet just not allowing me to quick share to my contacts via message and Shortcuts just crashing to springboard. The share sheet especially feels like a hot mess.
One thing I can definitely say that the performance has degraded when you compare it to iOS 12. They spent one year optimizing the performance in iOS 12 and its evident in iOS 13 that it’s not there anymore. Also iOS 13 has a lot of unusual UI bugs which are not fixed in 13.1 😑
Also the new iPhones are shipping with the buggy 13.0 firmware which makes it even worse. You pay $1000 and you still can’t expect a smooth experience on iOS especially when the previous years release was the best performing iOS ever.
Yes. It's been quite nuts with 13.0/13.1. Apps that worked perfectly fine with 13.1 beta 1 broke majorly beta 2 onwards. I expected more betas to flow in for 13.1. Not to mention a lot of the promised features are now broken down over 2 releases.
I’m on iOS 13.3 beta and it has been the most buggiest out of any iOS beta that I’ve tried. My keyboard doesn’t appear in Instagram, WhatsApp etc. and most of the apps have been crashing out of nowhere recently.
They functionally sorta do this already for some features every year, though I don’t think it’s ever on purpose. The fact that their whole business is structured around the iPhone makes it so they need to do almost EVERYthing in September lest they screw up their YoY financials.
I’d like a sort of “loot box” system where you can perform various tasks to unlock different features of iOS, but the really good ones take like years to get and then you can have iMessage flair to show off to everyone else. Why they haven’t done this yet is beyond me
Kind of wish the ‘tool’ stuff like SwiftUI and Combine were split out in a ‘preview’ state earlier. 3 months just doesn’t seem like enough time for feedback and churn. Wonder how much dev time that siphoned off.
I’d personally suspend judgement until the official release on September 19. Beta software is always gonna be buggy; that’s the whole reason they have a public beta program so users can help them identify bugs
Given they do yearly releases, the marginal cost and time do execute ‘season pass’ features outpaces the calendar. IF things turn out to be flakey or architected sub-optimally due to the calendar, then doing less in the release is the practical answer.
12 was v. bad if you develop Health apps. 12.4/12.4.1 the worst ever releases in memory. Unacceptable that many customers should have to power devices off and back on to get a working solution after a software update. I swear they’ve hired an ex-Windows person to head up QA.
While this is true, the fact that public beta iOS 13 came out ~two weeks after the first dev is incredible. Most stable yet, IT IS early days and flakiness is bountiful but speed and features are in abundance..
I don’t remember a time where betas where that bad. Lack of documentation and bug fixes really made me think if we were gonna have something working correctly by the end of September.
You can call me crazy, but I don’t have too many bugs on iOS 13 GM. There’s the occasional bug here and there, and they aren’t reproducible every time. They are nothing that I would say ruins the iOS 13 experience. Your results may very though!