Apple has suspended the development of new versions of operating systems (OS) for its devices to fix errors in the code. This was reported by the Bloomberg news agency.
This decision was made to “maintain quality standards” amid “frequent problems in fresh versions of the OS”. Instead of adding new features to them, the company’s engineers will deal with fixing flaws and improving the performance of existing OS. In particular, the delay will affect iOS 18, iPadOS 18 and macOS 15, the first stage of development of which has already been completed. In addition, it will affect the updated version of the OS for the “smart” watch Apple Watch – watchOS 11 and augmented reality headset Apple Vision Pro – VisionOS, as well as updates to the current version of the OS iOS 17.
During preliminary testing of the new OS variants, which were to be released next year, experts found “too many bugs”. Such problems are caused by the fact that the company’s specialists need to coordinate the work of a large number of different systems and devices that should work within one ecosystem. “This problem concerns 10 thousand people who write code and “break” the OS.”
Apple usually launches major software updates every September, having previously introduced them to developers and consumers at a June conference.
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