iOS 9 To Focus On Stability, Optimization
There’s been a fair amount of discontent about the stability of Apple’s recent software releases, both on the desktop and mobile. It now appears that perhaps those voices have been heard and changes to address those concerns will come when the company releases iOS 9 later this year, keeping up with the companies yearly release schedule.
Apple’s software development on the mobile side has seen some big changes. iOS 7 drastically changed the entire architecture, coupled with a new look and feel. Not content with slowing the pace, iOS 8 continued the yearly tradition of adding more and more new features. With WWDC around the corner, sources have shared details regarding the upcoming release. Mark Gurman, reporting for 9to5Mac, writes:
For 2015, iOS 9 is going to include a collection of under-the-hood improvements. Sources tell us that iOS 9 engineers are putting a “huge” focus on fixing bugs, maintaining stability, and boosting performance for the new operating system, rather than solely focusing on delivering major new feature additions. Apple will also continue to make efforts to keep the size of the OS and updates manageable, especially for the many millions of iOS device owners with 16GB devices.
This sounds like a good move. One of Apple’s hallmarks has been software stability and that’s taken a hit as of late. While it might not yet have peculated with the average user, efforts to provide an optimized (read:faster) and more stable operating system, benefits everyone.