The Pareto Principle
A guideline for iOS 12 development
Thumbs down for feature proliferation
The Pareto principle, also known as the 80-20 Rule states that roughly only 20% of the causes affect 80% of the effects. Applied to iOS it would mean that just 20% of the bugs cause 80% of all errors. That’s at least what Microsoft found out with an error-reporting tool embedded in Windows and Office.
iOS 11 development and maintenance was a rocky road for both Apple and its customers.
Released on September 19, 2017 we had iOS 11, 11.0.1, 11.0.2, 11.0.3, 11.1, 11.1.1, 11.1.2, 11.2, 11.2.1, 11.2.2, 11.2.5, 11.2.6 as of March 9, 2018.
So iOS 12 is going to be an update that focuses heavily on bug fixes and refinements to the underlying code. According to Bloomberg, Apple was originally planning to introduce features that included a refresh of the Home screen with a redesigned app grid, a revamped CarPlay interface, improvements to core apps like Mail, and updates to picture-taking, photo editing, and photo sharing, but the company has opted to delay these features until 2019 in order to focus more heavily on making iPhones more responsive and less prone to cause customer support issues.
It shouldn’t be that difficult for Apple’s developers and testers to find that bugging 20% in their i -buggy- OS if the management successfully revamped the flow of operations.
What’s forgotten is that these 20% are often the most complex, most difficult issues to correct and the most likely to spawn new problems as part of the correction process.
Now it’s your turn Craig (@HairForceOne) Federighi. Inner values count. Force your devs to make iOS 12 bulletproof.
Don’t ask me wether it’s true that 80% of a swimming iPhone X is below, while only 20% is visible above the surface.
Thanks for reading.
iOS 12. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.