Apple itself is tired of errors in the OS, so there will be much less bugs in iOS 14

The release of the new version of the iOS operating system, to put it mildly, was problematic: it seems that iOS 13 has become a record holder

by the number of bugs. Apparently, having heard a lot of unflattering reviews addressed to itself, Apple decided to change its approach to software testing.

What will change

Bloomberg, with a link to its own sources, writes that the head of the software department, Craig Federighi, announced a new approach to the release of test builds at a recent meeting.

So, in the past, new features were built into daily iOS builds before they were fully tested. Due to the large number of updates, testers could not understand what exactly went wrong.

“Daily assemblies are like a dish thatprepared by many chefs. Test software is so saturated with changes at various stages of development that the devices on which it is installed become very difficult to use. Because of this, some testers spend several days with smartphones that don’t actually work, and during this time they can’t figure out which features contain bugs and which don’t. This defeats the very purpose of testing, since Apple engineers cannot test how the operating system responds to changes made to it. And this is what led to some problems in iOS 13,” explains Bloomberg’s source.

But now the developers will disableuntested and unstable features in daily test builds. But a separate “Flags” category will appear in the settings for daredevils who dare to test such functions.

The company is going to use a new approach whendevelopment of iOS 14, so the next update should be more stable. In addition, this method will be used in work on iPadOS, watchOS, macOS and tvOS.

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