Apple fan’s don’t come any bigger than MG Siegler (and John Gruber), hence when one these guys have something negative to say about Apple, I take note. In a recent post on ParisLemon, MG Siegler’s did just that. He took Apple to task on their buggy iOS 7 software.
Since the moment it was unveiled at WWDC in June of last year, I’ve been a big fan of iOS 7. While I certainly understand the people who hate change, I am not one of those people. In technology, I welcome change — especially big, bold changes. At the very least, it shows that a company isn’t afraid to experiment. More importantly, it shows that a company isn’t content to rest on its laurels.
So I embraced the gaudy neon and I entered our newly flat world excited. And I remain convinced that in just about every way, iOS7 is a huge upgrade over the previous iterations. Except one. And it’s a big one.
The software is so inexplicably and inexcusably buggy.
I initially thought these issues in iOS 7 were app related and Apple will be able to sort it out soon rather than later. However, I now believe these bugs are part of the OS itself, making this is the ‘Buggiest’ iOS software Yet. It’s amazing it took so long for someone like MG Siegler to raise this issue.
MG Sielger pointed to the rebooting bug as the biggest culprit.
[su_quote]At least two times a day now, my devices running iOS 7 will simply cease to function and restart themselves. This isn’t a full restart, but rather a relatively quick one. And yet it’s no less annoying. I’ll be grabbing my iPhone to take a picture and crash. I’ll be in the middle of an email on my trictlyAutoTagAnchor” href=”http://www.thetechstorm.com/tag/ipad/” title=”View all articles about iPad here”>iPad and crash.[/su_quote]
Again. I totally agree.
My little girl is currently finding it difficult to use her third-generation iPad to do school work. The tablet randomly reboots causing her to lose her work, suffice it to say, this is totally frustrating and basically makes the tablet unusable for such tasks.
“It seems like the launcher is crashing and the speculation is that this is a memory bug. It doesn’t really matter,” MG Siegler explains. “It’s completely unacceptable for a piece of software that tens, if not hundreds, of millions of devices are now running. And I know this isn’t some isolated incident because it happens every single day on three different iOS devices I use regularly (iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini). And well, the internet exists for complaining.”
A great man once said: “Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
iOS 7 is clearing not working and this tells you everything about its design.
9to5 mac is reporting that iOS 7.1 beta 3 is out now for developers. Hopefully this versions squash these bugs.