According to the Wall Street Journal
, since last September when iOS 11 was rolled out, there have been 14 software updates from Apple that fixed 67 problems with the operating system. For Apple iPhone and Apple iPad users, that is a disappointing 46% increase from the 46 issues that cropped up with iOS 10 during the same period last year. Some experts wonder if the problems with iOS will damage Apple's reputation for delivering quality devices. At the same time, the increasing complexity of the iPhone appears to be making demands on iOS that Apple can't seem to meet.
Apple has already decided to delay new features for the latest build of its mobile operating system that it was going to announce tomorrow. Monday kicks off the 2018 WWDC developers conference, and iOS 12 is expected to be unveiled. Putting off the new features was done so that Apple could first improve the quality of iOS before trying to squeeze more features into the software.
One problem is the sheer number of devices that Apple sells. There are now 40 such Apple products available, 33% more than Apple offered five years ago. This requires the company to add code to make sure that each device runs smoothly with the latest version of its operating system. Moor Insights & Strategy's tech analyst Patrick Moorhead says the code "just gets so big it becomes unwieldy, and that’s what’s happening at Apple."
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