Apple will delay few iOS features to focus on performance, quality: Report

The delayed features will reportedly include the refresh to iPhone home screen, improvements to Mail, and Photos app among others.

  • Published: January 30, 2018 8:17 PM IST

After the iPhone slow down issue came under the radar, Apple has reportedly changed its iOS software plans. Apparently, Apple will now delay some new features until next year to focus on addressing performance and quality issues.

According to Axios, Apple’s software engineering chief Craig Federighi announced the revised plans to employees at a meeting earlier this month. As states the report, a number of features have been delayed until 2019, including a planned refresh of the iPhone home screen and CarPlay interface, improvements to core apps like Mail, and updates to capturing, editing, and sharing photos.

While a few features might be on hold until iOS 12, we will still be seeing changes to Health app, improvement to ARKit platform, and parental controls, in the coming updates.

In addition, Apple is said to be prioritizing work to make iPhones “more responsive”, and “less prone to cause customer support issues”.

Just last week, Apple previewed iOS 11.3, which teased new Animoji, enhanced AR experience, and battery health and power management features. Apple says that the update will be released “later this spring”.

Apple is also bringing a new feature called Business Chat, which will be integrated within iMessage app. It will essentially be a way for users to communicate directly with businesses right within iMessage.

  • Published Date: January 30, 2018 8:17 PM IST