The mobile phone market is moving forward at a brisk pace. Apple, of course, is no exception to this—quite the contrary. In many respects, it has become a trendsetter, developing interesting innovations that have inspired its competitors.
Of course, it works the other way around, as other brands, both in hardware and software, often inspires Apple. As phones continue to improve, and year after year, we see new models boasting better specs and new features, the operating systems are naturally moving on.
In terms of software, we can see a huge leap forward. Apple, for example, unveils new versions of its operating systems every year, which always happens at the traditional WWDC developer conference.
However, this also poses difficult challenges. Only some people are comfortable with constant innovation and moving forward.
Changes in iOS or a huge challenge for seniors
While die-hard fans of Apple and its products may enthusiastically welcome new developments in iOS and other operating systems, this may no longer be true for seniors or less tech-savvy users.
For them, new developments can present quite fundamental and difficult challenges. Add to this the potential design changes and complete redesigns, and something like this could be more pleasant for these groups. On the contrary, it can make using their Apple device appropriately difficult.
For example, Apple users have pointed this out on discussion forums when they encounter this problem when trying to connect with their parents or grandparents. So this is a fairly important issue that Apple should not turn a blind eye to.
Although the so-called Accessibility works within iOS to simplify the use of the device, even so, it is not exactly the best solution. That’s why Apple’s developers have been suggesting a slightly different approach for some time now.
Introducing a basic mode that would fundamentally limit the device’s functionality and instead offers the most basic and important things people can ask for. It would be better if such a mode could be completely customised. That would be the ideal solution.
iPhones are increasingly complex devices
The gradual progression of Apple’s phones and their iOS operating system brings the same complications and challenges you might encounter virtually anywhere. Therefore, iPhones are becoming increasingly complex devices, with many great features that make them easier to use overall.
But with this progression comes a major challenge. The more complex the device, in this case, the operating system, the greater the risk of bugs and various problems. This is exactly the case with our iPhones.
In addition, Apple brings out new versions of its operating systems every year, including iOS. Moreover, iOS enjoys the greatest popularity since most Apple users rely on Apple phones.
Thus, as we mentioned above, some Apple fans complain that the original charm of iPhones is gradually fading away. Still, it is necessary to take into account all the circumstances that have a quite significant impact on this situation.
Indeed, without innovation, the system would be stuck in place, and the competition wouldn’t take long to stomp it into the ground completely.
Will iOS 17 bring change?
In conclusion, the question remains whether we will soon see a possible change or solution to this problem. As we mentioned in the introduction, Apple is introducing new versions of its systems at the WWDC developer conference in early June.
iOS 17 is just around the corner. To make matters worse, according to the latest information, iOS 17 may bring fundamental changes and innovations.
In addition to changes related to Dynamic Island, Control Center and others, there is also talk that a special “Retirement Mode” could arrive, which goes hand in hand with the proposed solution in the form of a basic mode. We’ll find out soon enough whether we’ll see this.
Are mistakes acceptable?
But this raises another important question. Are the bugs and flaws in iOS acceptable in some way? There are several ways to look at this. While some problems can be waved away, others, especially the more serious ones, are still inexcusable, especially regarding security flaws.
What is the best solution?
Apple heads have been calling for a slightly different approach for some time. Rather than Apple introducing new versions year after year, which are often full of flaws, they would rather we get more stable versions of the OS instead of constantly new features.
What’s your take on this issue? Are new features more important to you, or stability and the general functioning of the system?