With Apple readying the release of its newest version of iOS, the iOS 7 next Wednesday, I am sure a lot of you iOS junkies plan to update to the latest version as soon as the official update arrives. But hold on! A company called uTest, which happens to be based out of Massachusetts in the business of App Testing is asking users to “hold back” the update to iOS 7. Why? Because according to them, most Apps running on iOS7 have been found to be riddled with bugs and tend to crash all the time.
Now, while this is a really tall claim to make, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer Matt Johnson goes on to say; “An enormous number of iPhone app makers are behind the eight ball in getting their apps to work properly with iOS 7”. The company like I said earlier tests applications using crowd-sourcing and their clientèle include biggie’s like Google, Amazon, HBO, USA Today.
According to their data, as much as 90% of iOS apps tested for first time on iOS 7 are facing trouble. Their testing seem to tell that almost all apps are facing performance issues and that developers are taking a longer time to fix those. Particularly affected are those apps which use the swipe up function because that gesture would not be available to the app on iOS 7. Swiping up would on iOS 7 bring the new Command Center menu option
Anyway, looks like it would be a good idea to hold back your update instincts and check out some initial reports about app compatibility when the update arrives next week!