What the hell, Apple?

What the hell, Apple? That’s what I’ve been saying quite a few times recently. Over the last few months, I’ve been rather disappointed in some of Apple’s devices and software.

I still think Apple is the undisputed king of mobile (iPhone and iPad generally offer a better experience than Android in my experience) but I’ve been disappointed with their laptops and some of their software quality issues.

Before I explain my frustrations, I do want to point out that I think Apple isn’t doing too bad — they still have great products, but I’ve been more frustrated over the last two years than before.

Note: I’ve been using a Mac running macOS since 2011. Prior to that, I was a Windows user and owned a PC. Nowadays, I use both.

For the purposes of this post, I want to point out some of the disappointments this year:

As far as general trends go, these are my issues:

  • A lack of consistency and quality in some of iOS’s built-in software.
  • A lack of quality control when it comes to rewriting underlying system components on macOS (WindowServer this year, in 10.10 it was discoveryd). This one is the most annoying one for me, since I use macOS for work. Having my computer freeze is not good.

I feel like there’s been a definitive increase in issues I’ve personally experienced with devices from Apple, running their software. I understand that no software is bug-free, but I was expecting more from them: especially given that their software quality has always been rather stellar (again, in my personal experience).

That being said, as long as the bugs get fixed, that’s okay. The biggest offender in my view is that the folks at Apple don’t seem to be focused on delivering an overall consistent user experience on all of their devices: it feels like they got sloppy.