Since the WWDC 2019 betas and even after release all the way through to the latest updates today, I still run into a bug in Apple software and services, even their IDE and APIs, almost every single day.
Just a few hours ago I had to hard-reset my MacBook because it failed to wake from sleep (beachballed) after plugging in.
This has happened a few times on my barely-a-year old MBP running the latest Catalina, freshly installed and without any system-level/third-party modifications. This is not really acceptable and triggers horrible flashbacks of my time in the Microsoft trenches.
And then encourage others to also log the bug.
Apple prioritises which bugs to fix based on the severity and how common it is.
They also close them for ridiculous reasons. We've been told stuff like "diskutil isn't meant for root filesystems", etc.
As someone writing fairly low level system code for MacOS as a day job, we've institutionally given up on Apple's bug report process. It eats a lot of developer time and has never had a positive outcome for us.
Why isn’t every company doing it? The only reason I can think of is that they haven’t done a decent QA of their own system and afraid of resulting embarrassment.
Quite interesting their treatment of beta. I would have thought reverse.
Definitely keep this bookmarked in case I happen to come across anything.
Apple's bug bounty announcement is just a response to tighten up their walled garden. You'd think that macOS will be as limited as a desktop `OS like iOS and iPadOS is.
I admired the pirate vs navy culture Apple had in the past, but now they are neither and now become an IBM reincarnation. Just like old times...
iOS has always been in scope. What you are saying should’ve already been able to happen wrt iBoot.