Sept. 17, 2020, 10:53 a.m.
IT | Rants

Apple, Apple, Apple...

If a small company with limited budget and resources releases a product or enhancements to a product, I am fine with the odd bug here and there. Not because I like bugs, but I thoroughly understand the challenges that go in to developing, testing and deploying code. The fewer resources and budget you have, the harder it is to eradicate bugs.

However, if your company is worth USD2,000,000,000,000 then you have NO excuse to release iOS 14 / tvOS 14 with these major bugs:

  1. Airplay from an iPhone 11 Pro on iOS 14 to the latest Apple TV with tvOS 14 no longer works reliably - I get disconnected every 5 seconds, with the tvOS crashing and rebooting every time. This worked perfectly for months on iOS/tvOS 13 with no issues.
  2. With the new sound detect accessibility feature turned on, it fails to recognise my cat miaowing. This system is supposed to aid hard of hearing people, but it discriminates hard against my Bengal cat. Did Apple not test this on different breeds of cats? So way-cist.
  3. When receiving a new sound notification alert, if you fail to unlock the screen properly the notice disappears and there is no history of it anywhere - so you do not know what sound caused it.

Come on Apple - re-invest some of your trillions into good old software engineering practises.