Apple to Focus on Quality, Not Features in the Next OS X
Lately people have been complaining about Apple’s falling quality while trying to increase the number of flashy features and introduce new OS each year. Your prayers about a better interface might have been heard; reportedly Apple is planning to shift back to their ‘focus on quality not features’ policy like they did back in 2009 with OS X Snow Leopard.
“Multiple sources familiar with [Apple’s] operating system development plans,” OS X (2015) to have “big focus on quality,” reports 9to5Mac. 2013’s Mavericks and 2014’s Yosemite both were plagued with bugs and frustrated users because of the inadequate quality.
Marco Arment, an influential blogger wrote earlier this year that users do not need flashy updates and features each year. They want their devices to work fine and then the updates and features can start flowing in gradually.
We don’t need major OS releases every year. We don’t need each OS release to have a huge list of new features. We need our computers, phones, and tablets to work well first so we can enjoy new features released at a healthy, gradual, sustainable pace.
Snow Leopard was released in 2009 August by Apple and it was the first device to be priced under the 100 dollar tag. After that the company revamped its pricing strategy and started annual OS X upgrade cadence.
If the report turns out to be true and Apple is actually taking a stability pause by improving its quality then I must suggest that Apple might not have to find a new name for the latest edition. Snow Leopard would work just fine and as suggested by an executive of the Cupertino, Calif. Company, ‘We want to build a better Leopard, hence Snow Leopard.’