Apple Needs To Make Sure iOS 14 Improves In Three Key Areas…. Or Face Significant Consequences

When iOS 13 shipped it was buggy and missing features. And Apple has been on the back foot ever since trying to get features like iCloud Folder Sharing into iOS 13, and fixing bugs that seem to be never ending.

The net result is that iOS 13 is a total disaster for Apple. And by “total disaster” I mean it’s the worst version of iOS in history.

Thus Apple has no choice but to ensure that iOS 14 is better than iOS 13. And by “better than iOS 13” I feel that Apple has to focus on three key areas:

Security: iOS used to have the reputation of being the most secure mobile OS out there. That’s no longer the case. Exploit acquisition firm Zerodium announced this week that it’s no longer buying certain types of iOS exploits due to a surplus in those exploits, and the company expects prices to drop in the near future.

What’s worse is that the CEO of Zerodium said this:

If you’re Apple, you have to be seriously embarrassed that your mobile OS is this insecure. Thus Apple has to make sure that security is top of mind or they will pay a heavy price.

Stability: iOS 13 shipped buggy. And it was seriously buggy in subsequent updates. And it only really became stable with iOS 13.5. That’s something that cannot happen with iOS 14. Apple needs to focus on stability as much as it needs to focus on security because to be frank, iOS users deserve better from Apple.

Feature Complete: Apple when it shipped iOS 13 didn’t ship features like Deep Fusion for the iPhone 11 series, and more recently iCloud Folder Sharing. That cannot be the case for iOS 14 as consumers expect OSes to ship complete. They don’t want to wait weeks or months for promised features to appear. And given the first two items that I mentioned, you can bet that the patience of features to appear will be at an all time low. Thus Apple would be well advised to make sure that everything that it promises in terms of the feature set of iOS 14 ships on time.

So here’s what happens to Apple, if they don’t focus on these three key areas. Apple’s reputation, which isn’t very good at the moment, will take a serious nosedive. Consumer trust will be lost, and that will translate to less iPhone sales. Since Apple is addicted like a crack addict to the money that it makes from the iPhone, that will be a huge problem for Apple. One that it will likely have great difficulty recovering from. So if I were Tim Cook and company, I would work very hard to ensure that iOS 14 is a far better, far more stable, and far more secure product than iOS 13 ever was.

One Response to “Apple Needs To Make Sure iOS 14 Improves In Three Key Areas…. Or Face Significant Consequences”

  1. […] it is a very interesting read as Apple has really killed a lot of security issues. Which is good as iOS security is kind of bad at the moment. Though they need to kill one more thing that enables jailbreaking. Expect that to appear at any […]

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