Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Balancing the Functional High Ground

Federico Viticci, MacStories:

We’re in 2015, and things have changed. I tried to imagine the reaction to Craig Federighi pointing to a big iOS 8 slide boldly stating “No New Features”, and it wouldn’t be pleasant. I guess the mainstream media would be claiming that “Apple has lost its mojo”; developers would be upset for the lack of new functionalities and APIs to build new apps for. Six years after Snow Leopard, I don’t think “normal people” would respond well to a bug-fixes-only iOS release either.

Agreed entirely. Apple has, in two years, dramatically overhauled both iOS and OS X, and the pace at which they’ve moved really shows. Apple can’t take this year off, but they could ensure that some of the longstanding and critical bugs (WiFi connectivity in Yosemite, for instance) on both platforms are addressed while also releasing new features. It’s going to be a big year for them.