iOS 10 Flaws

15 01 2017

Steve Jobs agreed to Alan Kay’s saying “People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.”.

Now it’s time to swear developers to quality.

Every year users run into new features causing a new set of problems, which in some cases we were already faced with in earlier versions.

All that glitters is not gold.

Here are just a few examples which verify that this saying is also valid for iOS. There are 18k different Android based devices (which is a nightmare for OS developers) but only a few iOS devices. So there is no good reason for severe issues on Appple’s mobile devices after seeding lots of betas.

Let me start with the most annoying bug (for me) because I live in Thailand, a country where you usually won’t see street names or house numbers.

01 Wrong positioning in MAPS after using MARKED LOCATION for the creation of a new contact

02 Unresponsive ASSISTIVE TOUCH control

03 Erratic switching from portrait into landscape mode (on iPhone 6S Plus)

04 Already updated apps are often shown as UPDATES a second time although the newer version was already installed

05 Search in APP STORE app doesn’t show the app even when its name was entered

06 Poor CLIPBOARD which still supports just one entry

07 More and more iOS APPLICATIONS which cannot be used worldwide or which are not adapted to different countries (Apple Pay, News, Siri, Health, etc)

08 Too often asking for the Apple ID PASSWORD even if 2-Step Verification is enabled

09 Just showing the last 2 digits of phone numbers in the verification dialogue of 2-STEP VERIFICATION can be annoying 

10 Users are still stay in the dark about features supporting 3D TOUCH even in Apple’s built-in applications. Sometimes it works sometimes not and Apple should forbid ad in 3D Touch menus.

11 WiFi and Bluetooth switches are in the CONTROL CENTER but a switch for CELLULAR DATA is still missing

12 SETTINGS/CONTROL CENTER not configurable

13 FLASHLIGHT cannot be switched on/off without waking up the iPhone and opening Control Center

14 Restoring data for a specific app from an iCLOUD BACKUP not possible

15 Many suggestions in the actions menu for using apps via the “OPEN IN” command are nonsense

16 Focusing on iMESSAGES isn’t the right priority because 80% of the world’s smartphone users are on Android-based devices

17 Adding another 100 EMOJIS is ridiculous

18 A too strong focus on SIRI is not welcome. Do you like to sit in a bus or restaurant and bear 50 people talking to their smartphones?

19 AI includes successful understanding of human SPEECH. This is only the case for simple sentences (and a fast online connection). Believe me, we won’t see smartphones as reliable translators in the near future.

20 For me it’s ridiculous to ask Siri wether there is enough milk left in my refrigerator. HOME KIT is a feature that Apple wants us to go for. 

21 PHOTOS cannot be set in an individual sort order; inconsistency in deleting a photo regarding Shared folders and Albums; photos cannot be solely saved in albums (that means they should be deleted/hidden in All Photos)

22 Notes can be password protected but this security feature is not available for PHOTOS (e.g. of a credit card)

23 iCLOUD DRIVE cannot be fully managed by the same-named app

24 MULTITASKING is still embryonic; tasks initiated by an app are immediately stopped after switching to an other app

25 SANDBOX mode increases the security and stability of a system but in case of Apple’s implementation it’s also responsible for a giant redundancy when using one file in many apps

26 REMINDERS with the Option “Repeat” are only sent once to an Apple Watch

27-99 aren’t big affairs.

… and yes, I also have battery issues.

Last but not least

In my humble opinion Apple shouldn’t be so proud about more than 2m available apps in the App Store. There are far too many apps which might fulfill Apple’s guidelines but are of horrible quality even if users have to pay for them. In addition to this their guidelines should be revised in that developers should be bound to a more standardized UI.

This is a really big challenge for Apple’s quality control department. It’s an inevitable step to stop the uncontrolled growth. Apple is the world’s #1 in making profits so it should be a good move to extend the software quality control massively.

What did Steve Jobs tell us?

You‘ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around.

Note
My device was checked by the Apple Support and all the aforementioned points are not device-specific.

More …

Quality Management

Problems and Fixes (hopefully)

Thanks for reading.





Vintage Smartphone Care

13 01 2017

2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, the most influential gadget of our times.

I would like to see Tim Cook presenting the latest technology housed by the body of the first iPhone launched in 2007.





Happy Birthday iPhone

9 01 2017

January 9, 2007

Do you remember these words?

“This is a day I’ve been looking forward to for two-and-a-half years. Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. … Apple’s been very fortunate. It’s been able to introduce a few of these into the world. …

The first one is a widescreen iPod with touch controls.
The second is a revolutionary mobile phone.
And the third is a breakthrough Internet communications device.

So, three things: a widescreen iPod with touch controls; a revolutionary mobile phone; and a breakthrough Internet communications device.

An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator. An iPod, a phone … Are you getting it?

These are not three separate devices, this is one device, and we are calling it iPhone.

In 2007 the iPhone started its way around the world and its name is still a synonym for a mobile device. Best build quality, easiest way to use it, and the highest prices which sadden many people.

The iPhone, the most influential gadget of our times …

10 Ways Everything Changed

Steve Jobs’ announcement

More about the iPhone

Thanks for dropping by.





Bug fixes needed

4 01 2017

Apple, you urgently need some bug fixes, stability improvements, and maybe some redeployments.

Apple’s 2016

Thanks to the author for a well-worded critical statement. I hope the guys in Cupertino will read it.





Apple goes India

30 12 2016

I hope the country (and Apple) will keep a close eye on fair labor conditions.


Apple goes India

More …

Apple’s Supplier Responsibility

Thanks for reading.





Next Generation

21 12 2016

 Nothing more to say but a lot to think about.





Bug fixes and stability improvements

21 12 2016

“The method, as modeled by Andrew Cornett on Twitter, uses stretched ear piercings to hold the AirPods in place, allowing you to listen to music with only a mild level of discomfort. Think of your holey lobes like little earphone cup holders, finally giving purpose to vestigial parts of the human body that otherwise serve so little purpose that societies across the world ritually stab and force objects through them for no real reason.”

More …

Apple AirPods








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