APPLE is making it harder for users to get the most out of their devices.
Automatic software updates go into effect on a long delay while security breaches make it more important than ever to have up to date software.
Apple has pulled one of its most sensible features
The details of Apple’s dialed back automatic updates policy broke by the grace of Reddit.
Apple’s Senior Vice President of software engineering Craig Federighi answered a Reddit user’s email asking why iOS 15 updates have been sporadic.
Federighi wrote back “We incrementally rollout new iOS updates by first making them available for those that explicitly seek them out in Settings, and then 1-4 weeks later (after we’ve received feedback on the update) ramp up to rolling out to devices with auto-update enabled.”
The policy makes toggling on the automatic updates button nothing more than a visual exercise – unless users can wait up to four weeks.
Forbes reported that the first deployment of iOS 15 was littered with bugs that were supposedly fixed with micro-updates.
Check your iPhone to see if there is a lag in your software updates by clicking the Settings icon, tap General and then go to the Software Update tab.
The latest software as of March 31 is iOS 15.4.1 – if you don’t have the update, it’s recommended you apply it as it contains security bug fixes.
MacRumors noted that when highly engaged Apple users manually apply updates and provide feedback, the company has time to make tweaks before the whole public has the new software.
Running updates on a delayed fuse is forces the tech giant to be more diligent in its programming and ace new software releases.
Apple will have to run a clean operation to satisfy their massive market share of consumers.
The iPhone is the ninth most sold commodity of all time with over 500million units moved.
Apple became the world’s first company with a one-trillion dollar market capitalization in 2018 – in 2021, it crossed the major threshold of three-trillion dollars in market cap.
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