Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd May 2015 19:17 UTC
Mac OS X

For the first time in several years, Apple is changing up its annual iOS and OS X upgrade cycle by limiting new feature additions in favor of a "big focus on quality," according to multiple sources familiar with the company's operating system development plans. We first reported in February that iOS 9, codenamed "Monarch," would heavily feature under-the-hood optimizations, and we've now learned that Apple is taking the same approach with OS X 10.11, codenamed "Gala." Sources have revealed additional new details on how Apple will optimize the new operating systems for improved stability and performance, add several new security features, and make important changes to its Swift programming tools for developers.

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MacOS 9...
by jburnett on Fri 22nd May 2015 22:17 UTC
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When I read the headline I thought it said MacOS 9, not iOS 9. I thought this was going to be a comparison of Apple's recent focus on quality compared with a similar focus all those years ago when OS9 came out.

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RE: MacOS 9...
by BallmerKnowsBest on Mon 25th May 2015 19:53 in reply to "MacOS 9..."
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2008-06-02

When I read the headline I thought it said MacOS 9, not iOS 9. I thought this was going to be a comparison of Apple's recent focus on quality compared with a similar focus all those years ago when OS9 came out.


Or maybe it means that next step in iOS's evolution is that it will start incorporating some of the iconic features of Apple's "classic" operating systems. Finally, today's generation will be feel the excitement of Errors of an Unknown Type occurring. Or manually managing virtual memory, for each individual app. Or experience the classic game known as "Rebooting with extensions disabled" AKA "Whack-a-Extension" (hey, that would probably be more exciting than most actual mobile games).

Or the heart-pounding excitement of having your eardrums nearly blown-out, because you were unlucky enough to have headphones connected when the device crashed - and some brain donor at Apple thought it would be "cute" to use a loud car crash sound effect as an error alert. Or maybe iOS 9 will introduce a largely-modal UI that's incapable of all but the most basic, kinda-sorta-but-not-really multitasking... oh wait, iOS already has that feature. Nevermind.

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