Mossberg weighs in on Apple’s app shortcomings of recent years

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Date: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016, 14:31
Category: iOS, News, Opinion, Software


There’s a pretty interesting piece over on The Verge in which the mighty Walt Mossberg cites some apparent shortcomings in Apple’s apps in recent years.

He points out that Apple’s products are often considered the best you can buy and that this is part of the Mac and iOS user experience.

“In the last couple of years, however, I’ve noticed a gradual degradation in the quality and reliability of Apple’s core apps, on both the mobile iOS operating system and its Mac OS X platform. It’s almost as if the tech giant has taken its eye off the ball when it comes to these core software products, while it pursues big new dreams, like smartwatches and cars.”

He might be right.

Mossberg then goes on to point out the the majority of Apple’s apps work well and integrate beautifully most of the time. Still, he points out that the number of exceptions is increasing and the “It just works” factor seems to be disappearing.

He points out errors in iTunes for OS X, calling it bloated, overdone and sluggish, the Mail application having become unreliable with a flawed search engine, iCloud Photo Library being bulky under OS X and backup failures via iCloud to contend with.

It’s an interesting piece and worth the read.

And maybe Mossberg’s right in that it is time for Apple to overhaul their Q&A and bring back the Jobs Standard, as it were.

Via The Verge

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