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Newsletter Issue #952: The Case of the Missing Features

Apple has been criticized from time to time for releasing new operating systems with serious bugs, or important missing features. Coming days after Tim Cook claimed, in a Fast Company interview, that Apple doesn’t release products til they’re ready, it comes across as an empty promise. After all, why advertise and demonstrate something if the deadlines can’t be met?

I don’t mean issuing an update a month or two after the product’s release, such as the original Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus which was, in fact, offered as a beta version in the iOS update in which it arrived.

Instead, I’m referring to features that are delayed for months with uncertain arrival dates, and finalizing Apple File System (APFS) for macOS is a key example.

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