Apple’s quality is legendary


Not yet a rotten apple

With apple, one is never sure if it is a cool feature too cool to be understood by mortals or just another bug. While the world is distracted by breaches in iOS 9, the rest of us are facing daily disruption from changes that are breaking formerly robust, reliable and familiar capabilities for what seems like no good reason.

Once renowned for the clarity of vision and excellence of quality, Apple seems to be suffering from the same sloppy execution we’ve come to experience from too many other vendors. Once legendary for their execution we now remember those halcyon days only as a legend we tell our children.

What finally made me write is the complete breaking of the Podcast App.

  • The date is wrong on the downloaded podcasts
  • Casts won’t download because they are “unavailable” when they clearly are not
  • Casts pause without reason and restart without prompting
  • Random colors are assigned to the background making it impossible to read (found the option to turn this off eventually)

Come on Apple, you know you can do better than this.

About Kevin

In the past year Kevin has spoken at 20 conferences and seminars on a range of leading IT topics, including methodologies, business analysis, quality assurance techniques, governance, open source issues, tool interoperability, release management, DevOps, Agile, ITIL, from the mainframe to distributed platforms to the web, mobile, wearable and embedded systems. He is a much sought after speaker, recognized around the world for his provocative and entertaining style. Kevin is a 40 year industry veteran, holder of three technology patents and today is VP of Worldwide Marketing and Chief Evangelist at leading Application Development and Deployment vendor Serena Software. In the past decade he has been crossing the globe and has met with over 4,000 people. At Serena he works closely with industry analysts, the press, customers, partners and employees to exchange ideas about industry direction and business issues. He was born and educated in the UK and lives and works in the Bay Area, California.
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