Perspective on Apple Core Rot Over Some Years
Given the recent worst-ever security flaw Apple has ever delivered along with severe performance problems with APFS in macOS High Sierra, I thought it appropriate to add context on Apple software quality.
In 2011, security expert Bruce Schneier in his 2011-09-27 blog references as “dumb mistakes” the page Cracking OS X Lion Passwords. That’s 6 years ago. The character of men doesn’t change over time with rare exception (dubious), but does a software development organization led by the wrong folks? Seems unlikely. The reader comments in Schneier’s blog are interesting too. So Apple’s feckless approach to passwords goes back at lest 6+ years.
- My original Apple Core Rot series in February 2013
- Blog posts for nearly 5 years on numerous quality control problem.
- 2016: Apple in PR Denial even as Apple Core Rot Spreads where even Walt Mossberg was prodded out of his slumber to notice some issues.
- And here’s a 3rd-party example of the gentle admonitisons fanboys rationalize away with: the problem has been going on 4+ years, not few weeks: Apple software sees disastrous, embarrassing week with iOS springboard crash, macOS root user security flaw
- And then there is Apple breaking XCode, its development tool. Apple software development is in disarray.
Below, some non-cliché High Sierra. View more...