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March 08, 2015

The following excerpt is from an article found on It was written by Rex Santus.

Apple is reportedly planning a “directed focus” on stabilizing and optimizing the next generation of its mobile operating system, iOS 9, as opposed to introducing a bunch of new features.

Apple Is Planning a “Directed Focus” On Stabilizing and Optimizing the Next Generation of iOS

According to 9to5Mac, Apple will mostly focus on fixing bugs and boosting performance with iOS 9, code named “Stowe” after a Vermont ski resort. Of course there will be new features, too, but the priority appears to be making the already-existing software the best it can be.

Some customers and Apple aficionados complain that Apple has sacrificed overall phone performance in recent years in favor of cool new features — such as the Touch ID fingerprint scanner or Apple Pay, the report noted.

Apple is also working on reducing the download sizes of its software updates. One of the biggest early complaints about iOS 8 was its massive download size — initially near 5GB, which exceeded many users’ available storage space. Though it was possible to install the update via USB, thus alleviating the need for storage space, many users reported frantically deleting phone contents to make room for the new software.

The download was so big that a handful of customers even sued the Cupertino company over it. Some iPhone users also complained about poor battery life.

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