Apple explains why iOS auto-updates are constantly delayed


If you choose to auto-update when you set up your iPhone, sadly, it doesn’t really mean that you’ll get updates as soon as they become available. Once it is officially rolled out, it takes at least a few weeks to reach all the users. Why are you asking? Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior VP of software engineering, revealed the reasons for the delay.

This question was put forth by Mateusz Buda, an iPhone user, in an email to Craig. “iOS auto-update feature (does it even work?)” he’s asked. To this, Craig Federighi replied, “We roll out new iOS updates by first making them available to those who explicitly find them in Settings, and then 1-4 weeks later (after receiving feedback on the update). ) ramp up rolling out to devices with auto-update enabled.”

a screenshot of this email Recently posted by a Reddit user, first viewed MacRumors, Apple’s approach makes sense, as it is always better to find any critical bugs before the update is rolled out to all users. This deliberate delay of 1-4 weeks not only eases the burden on Apple servers, but also adds a level of security to them.

If early adopters report a bug in the update, developers can improve it or pull the update before it reaches more users.

For those unaware, Apple has announced that it will now let “reader” apps sign up for access to an “External Link Account entitlement” that will allow apps to show a link to the website so users can create an account. or even manage. outside the App Store. For the unversed, reader apps are those designed to provide access to digital content such as magazines, books, music or videos. These apps include Kindle, Spotify, Netflix and more.

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