It’s time for Apple to take a new approach to product releases
Products like the Homepod and IOS 11 are shipping without key features. It could be time for Apple to move beyond annual release cycles.
We’ll fix it in post.” It’s a longstanding joke in the podcast community—when somebody flubs a line or misspeaks during recording, we just kick the can down the road and repair it in editing. (For shows that actually do editing, anyway.)
But lately it’s started to seem like a more common occurrence across the tech industry, and even Apple’s jumped aboard the train. We’ve seen a number of places where Apple announced a particular feature shipping in a product—whether it be a new hardware device or a major software update—only to eventually release the product without said feature, promising it in a subsequent software