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Marco Arment sparks debate about Apple software quality

Gregg Keizer | Jan. 8, 2015
Analysts agree with prominent blogger's premise but not necessarily the solution: Slow down upgrade pace.

Two months later, Apple tried to fix a Wi-Fi problem in Yosemite that had been extensively covered on the firm's support forums. But users said the update had not resolved the issues.

"The reality is that everybody is struggling with the pace of change," said Baker. "And it ain't gonna slow down. You can see the wisdom of doing that, but there's also this clamor for new stuff all the time, and Apple uses [software upgrades] to drive people to buy new products and to cycle through their old ones. Apple doesn't want anyone using an iPhone 3GS."

So, could Apple slow down, as Arment and others wanted? "I just don't know," said Baker.

 

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