Apple pauses development of iOS 18, macOS 15 and watchOS 11 to fix bugs
Apple has allegedly paused development of iOS 18, macOS 15 and watchOS 11, which are slated to be released next September, so that engineers can root out glitches in the code and improve the performance of the early internal builds, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
“The delay, announced internally to employees last week, was meant to help maintain quality control after a proliferation of bugs in early versions, according to people with knowledge of the decision,” claims Bloomberg.
“Rather than adding new features, company engineers were tasked with fixing the flaws and improving the performance of the software, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private.”
Upon finishing the bug fixing exercise, Apple will return engineers to working on new features for the next major versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS and watchOS, which are expected to release in fall 2024.
According to the report, Apple completed the “first version” of next year’s iOS 18, macOS 15, and watchOS 11 releases last month.