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Apple looks to make its software releases more reliable

According to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, Apple is overhauling how it tests software prior to release after several glitches were found in iOS 13.

The article says that Craig Federighi, senior vice president in charge of Software Engineering, and his crew — including Stacey Lysik, senior director of the OS Program — announced the changes at a recent internal “kickoff” meeting with the company’s software developers. 

The new approach reportedly calls for Apple’s development teams to ensure that test versions, known as “daily builds,” of future software updates disable unfinished or buggy features by default. Gurman says testers will then have the option to selectively enable those features, via a new internal process and settings menu dubbed Flags, allowing them to isolate the impact of each individual addition on the system.

Hopefully, this means that iOS 14 in 2020 will have less problems than its predecessor.

the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.
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