Apple is on a roll. WWDC introduces new features for Apple’s operating systems. The iPhone event in late summer introduces new iPhones. Then there’s the rollout of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, but no longer all at the same time
You might want to wait a few days before updating your iPhone to iOS 13. Why? I’m not sure. Bugs, maybe? That’s what I read. Bugs. Well, I updated anyway and guess what?
No bugs. At least, none yet and I’ve been dinking around with iOS 13 on my iPhone for half the day; opening up a few dozen apps, checking out Dark Mode (highly overrated), and trying to find new features that I knew were coming but didn’t bother to make a list.
Apple says iOS 13.1 will be released next week. If my aging mommy memory serves me well, Apple does not usually release a series .1 update so quickly, so maybe there is something to all those bug reports.
Something atypical for Apple is iOS 13’s notably buggy rollout.
Uh, no. Sorry. Every software update has bugs. Move along. Nothing to see here. Unless you are, 1) looking for bugs, 2) can’t wait for the 13.1 update, 3) love to live dangerously. I have four girls in elementary school, so I’m going with what’s behind door #3, Monte.
13.0 is really buggy — I’ve been using it on my iPhone 11 review units. I’d say don’t upgrade your iPhone to 13.0 — wait for 13.1.
That’s the Meme of the Day.
App developer Steve Troughton-Smith:
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
I don’t doubt that iOS 13 has bugs. Every new release has bugs. A Bugs Life is the Neverending Tale of Software.
What I haven’t read much of– or, well, anywhere– is a list of the bugs. Either there are too many to categorize or the Bug Meme of the Day is just that. A meme.
Rene Ritchie wrote an article on how to troubleshoot iOS 13 installation problems:
Normally, it should be a quick and easy process — but things can and do go wrong. If it times out, fails to verify, won’t download, won’t complete, or won’t reboot, you’ll need to troubleshoot.
I’m sure the list helps those who encounter bugs, but not me. No. Bugs. Yet.
Even the U.S. government is into the anti-update meme. Jason Aten:
The Department of Defense (DOD) sent employees and contractors an email “strongly encouraging” them not to upgrade their iPhones to iOS 13, but rather to wait for iOS 13.1.
I wonder if President Trump updated his iPhone to iOS 13. After all, he doesn’t pay much attention to recommendations made by Intelligence.
Not everyone thinks there are massive bugs in iOS 13. I have yet to find one, though I’m sure they’re around, lurking, just waiting to cause me grief while I’m least expecting it.
Not everyone agrees with the daily meme, though. I Googled “iOS 13 bugs” and found plenty of articles which state the same thing, but none with a list of problems. I did find a YouTube video that might shed additional doubt on the update.
iOS 13 Final Review – Nearly a Perfect Update