Apple launched the much awaited iPhone 11 last week, along with a range of other products. And with the launch of the new iPhone, it also released the new update for the iOS. While new iPhones will come with iOS 13 pre-installed, to a lot of the old iPhone owners this meant a much awaited update. But all hasn’t been as they’d expected as a lot of users are beginning to report bugs following the update.
Sure, iOS 13 brings a lot of sleek features to the iPhone. This includes the rage of 2019, a dark mode. Apple has also introduced the much awaited Apple Arcade following the update. Apple Arcade is an iPhone-exclusive subscription based gaming service. Apple has collaborated with a lot of high profile gamers to bring games exclusively to the iPhone/iDevice ecosystem.
Besides these, Apple also claims to have fixed a lot of previous issues including a big security bug. It also says it has made huge improvements to the Photos/Camera app. And Apple Maps now has a feature that resembles street-view.
But all this aside, the new iOS also seems to have quite a few bugs. Would it be wise for users to wait till the release of iOS 13.1 to do their updates?
How serious is the problem?
While it is common for new updates to have a few bugs, this is quite unprecedented for Apple. The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2019 took place between June 3-7 in San Jose, California. This was the first time that Apple released two beta version of iOS 13 for developers and the public. Between June to September, its been over 3 months. That’s usually enough time for the communities to report every single bug and inconsistency to Apple. But as it turns out, Apple has still rolled out a messy update to the iOS.
What exactly are the bugs?
Users have reported all sorts of problems with the new iOS update. These range from glitching keyboards to bluetooth issues. Here are a few of the tweets:
i can’t be the only one with my iphone keypad that is glitching right?
I mean is this Apple’s way to get us to upgrade to ios13 and purchase the iphone 11?
— tequila mockingbird♡ (@xdinajoe) September 20, 2019
To those who updated to iOS 13. Are you having problem with Bluetooth? 😥
— Jeruz Gabriel (@Jerilicious96) September 20, 2019
My phone has been going crazy ever since I updated to iOS 13
— Daniel 🥱 (@DansTweetsSuck) September 20, 2019
A developer, Steve Troughton-Smith, published a more critical tweet regarding the new update from Apple:
“iOS 13 has felt like a super-messy release, something we haven’t seen this bad since iOS 8 or so. Definitely needs a lengthy period of consolidation and bug fixing; Apple’s adding more and more flakey layers between HW and UI, and many subsystems need much more battle-hardening.”
With the beta versions, a new iCloud was also introduced. But there seemed to be major issue with the update. Users of the beta version reported a major bug that caused them to lose their data backed up in iCloud. This would obviously be a major issue, which is why Apple decided to roll back to the previous version of iCloud for the final release.
But other issues were either unaddressed or undetected. Given the prices of their devices and services, neither qualifies as a justification for Apple. One bug allows users to bypass the lock screen of an iPhone with iOS 13 to access the contacts. While developer facing problems would be more justifiable, a consumer facing problem such as this is absolutely not.