Apple is known for its tendency to kill its own kids, but it’s easy to overlook the sad number of shoddy rival offerings the company has killed along the way. Everyone talks about the iPod’s industry-leading success, but nobody remembers the pain of Zune fans—or Apple fans who really like ragging on the Zune.
Times are especially tough for poor-quality technology at the moment, with the upcoming launch of iOS 16 announced at WWDC 2022 earlier this month. Until this rate drops, we’ll have nothing left to complain about on Twitter.
annoying Capricorn third-party webcams The neat Continuity camera feature in iOS 16 may soon become obsolete, which lets you use the excellent camera in an attached iPhone instead. It’s an elegant solution that makes perfect sense, which, sadly, we have to stop enjoying about webcams that claim to work with macOS but don’t. We also won’t be able to complain about the low-powered cameras that Apple builds into its MacBooks and displays, forcing us to buy an external webcam in the first place.
The upgrade to CarPlay won’t arrive until late next year, but when it does, it could spell trouble for a wide variety of car-based frustrations. Standalone SatNav, Android Auto, and, most importantly, the car makers’ own in-dashboard navigation system Everything could be a thing of the past, as could an argument with a spouse over Google Maps misbehaving and we miss a turn. What else should we talk about on long trips?
And that’s just the start of the technical troubles jeopardized by the rollout of iOS 16. Apple Pay Later is a major threat to buy-now-pay-later services. karnas And their many pitfalls and frustrations. Apple all-key And private access token The features, meanwhile, can eliminate the painful use of passwords and captchas when logging in or registering accounts.
The pain of sending an inappropriate text, or making an embarrassing typo, will be less now that you can edit or send message, And you’ll spend far less time subscribing to Photoshop for a month than you need to crop a photo for a neat new feature that automatically Removes subjects from backgrounds,
Finally, the far-reaching customization option Apple is bringing to the iPhone lock screen makes spelling trouble for the whole Android The ecosystem, which has long trumpeted customization as its principle advantage over iOS. Imagine a world in which no annoying Android fans leave comments under iPhone reviews. It’s hardly worth thinking about.
In the past we’ve complained about Apple’s tendency to outsmart iOS with features we don’t need. But WWDC 2022 gave us a glimpse of something more disturbing. A world in which Apple uses iOS updates to add sensible changes and features that solve everyday technical troubles.
Humans are naturally complainers, and half the fun of using the incredible technology of our era is to complain about it later. Apple seems to have forgotten this important fact. But there’s always hope, and I’m optimistic that someone at the company is working hard at the moment to make sure the next iOS update adds a bunch of new things to annoy.