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iOS 6.1.3 Released to Fix Security Bug

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Top message:  we going up !!! by freek1989   Mar 19, 2013, 1:21 PM

Replying to:  Re: we going up !!! by Rusty Shackleford   Mar 21, 2013, 2:53 AM

Re: we going up !!!

by T Bone    Mar 21, 2013, 10:18 AM

I'm sorry....have you ever done any computer programming?

I find it hard to believe that someone with actual computer programming experience could possibly think that it is possible for anyone to 'find all the bugs' of a piece of software before it's released. A modern OS, even a mobile OS, has literally millions of lines of code. The number of bugs it is going to have is pretty close to infinite.

I've made computer programs with only 200 lines of code and spent weeks trying to fix the 'bugs' in it that my users found.....

If it is not possible to 'find all the bugs' in a program that is only 200 lines long, you certainly cannot do that with a program that is a billion or more lines of code.

The difference between Apple and Microsoft is not that Microsoft software has bugs and Apple's doesn't, the difference is that Microsoft (and Google as well) is open and honest about the bugs they find in their products, and they release detailed descriptions of the bugs and the means used to plug them, whereas Apple is secretive and refuses to acknowledge bugs unless they are cornered and have absolutely no choice. Apple NEVER volunteers information about the bugs they are fixing unless they have to.

I own a Macbook Pro, and I've basically given up on ever calling Apple Care support or visiting a 'genius' at an Apple store, because I long ago realized that their tech support is trained to never admit problems. The only thing Apple tech support does is examine your device just long enough to find whatever piece of non-Apple software or hardware you are using, and then proceed to blame all your problems on the third party. That's it, that's ALL they ever do. And if there is no non-Apple hardware or software, then they blame the user. Remember 'you're holding it wrong'? They will certainly never admit that an Apple product could ever actually malfunction. Most companies couldn't get away with deliberately insulting their own customers, but Apple can.

The thing that has been happening with iOS is that Apple can no longer keep the bugs secret, because users have been making YouTube videos documenting the bugs, and these videos have gotten wide distribution. If not for that, Apple would never admit that these problems existed at all, they would put it in a fix in the next big iOS update....but never announce that it is there. But now they can't lie anymore, so they are forced to acknowledge problems they would normally sweep under the rug.

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