Apple has stopped work on iOS 18, the next generation of iOS launching next year, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. In addition, work on the next version of iPad, macOS and other operating systems is on hold for a while. Check out the reason here!
iOS 18 development paused!
It has emerged that the communication to pause the development of iOS 18 was given internally and is a result of that too many bugs in the earlier build. Apple wants to fix the flaws before releasing new features for iOS, macOS, iPadOS, watchOS and tvOS.
Apple the first phase completed of the development of iOS 18, iPadOS 18 and macOS 15 called M1. While iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 are codenamed Crystal, the next-gen macOS update is internally called Glow. The M2 phase is the phase that has been postponed for at least a week and it remains to be seen when it will take place. watchOS 11, codenamed Moonstone, has also halted development.
The report emphasizes: “When the software engineering management team looked at new operating systems coming next year, it found too many “breakouts” — an industry term for bugs missed during internal testing. So the division took the unusual step of halting new feature development for a week to work on fixing the bugs.“
This comes after iOS 17 was plagued with a number of bugs, like the infamous one iPhone 15 Pro overheating problem, random exit options and more. It seems that Apple now wants to focus on any issues encountered with the current iOS 17 version so that next year’s iOS 18 is as bug-free as possible.
It is also suggested that Apple will do so slow down the iOS 17.4 update until March for the same reasons. For those who don’t know, it happened recently introduced iOS 17.1 including AirDrop and Apple Music functions. There’s also the new iOS 17.1.1 update for several bug fixes.
We have yet to see any updates on this matter and how Apple decides to proceed. It would be best if it avoids the possible bugs in the next generation of operating systems, for a seamless experience that Apple offers. We will keep you informed of further updates, so stay tuned!