Today, I determined that the iOS 9.3 update has totally screwed up my iBooks. First I can no longer add ePub books (like Take Control...) and PDF books take several minutes after syncing to show up in iBooks.
Second, iOS 3 totally screwed up my meticulously sorted iBooks library on my iPad (haven't checked the iPhone yet) into a total mess. I figure it will take me several hours over several days to get it straightened out.
I am getting quite a few hangs on websites since I updated to 9.3. These are sites I have visited in the past and no additional Apps.
The problem with tapping weblinks is not an iOS 9.3 problem. I have devices running 9.2.1 and they are increasingly (though erratically) affected. This problem seems to have been around for a while, but is steadily affecting more and more users. It started affecting me well after I updated to 9.2.1. More like a virus than a bug? Or an attack on sites like Google (which is now useless on iOS)? Apple seems to be taking it very slowly addressing this problem. Perhaps there is some updated 3rd-party app which caused the problem, but some users have reported deinstalling all their apps and failing to fix it.
Seven betas and something as major as the Safari links bug still makes it to the final release? Dammit Apple, do you care at all anymore?
I sometimes really wonder what all those thousands of Apple employees really do all day. Obviously not hunt and fix bugs.
And thanks to Apple becoming more MS-like, even though we now know not to install 9.3 yet, we can't get our phones to shut ut about it. Every day I need to click away at least two panels trying to get me to update, read brick, my iPhone. And of course there's also that badge on the icon, just as a reminder that I should still break basic functionality on my iPhone. Thanks too for that, Apple.
Yet more evidence of Apple losing its software mojo. Not only has its software become less than average, Apple's capacity to deliver upgrades of its operating and application software has become lamentable and problematic for its customers.
People should no longer be surprised when an Apple update causes more problems than it solves. Apple doesn't do quality control any more. This is not a new issue. OS X 10.10 was the buggiest OS update in history and took almost a year to fix. Best practices now with all Apple updates suggest waiting at least a week before installing to see what problems early adopters turn up. Since they reduced the OS upgrade cycle from 18 months to one year (with Yosemite) Apple has been in a rush with everything. So flawed upgrades and updates have become the norm. Unfortunately, Apple's reputation is such that most users and Apple itself seem oblivious to the problem. Apple's lack of awareness on this issue is inexcusable in my opinion. At this point I think their overconfidence is such that they have lost the ability to learn from their mistakes.
It is indeed lamentable that Apple released iOS 9.3 in a buggy state, but anyone who says that Apple doesn't do quality control anymore doesn't know what they're talking about. iOS and OS X are both extensively tested both internally and externally throughout the development process. This doesn't explain how bugs like this manage to escape detection, but it certainly isn't because of a lack of effort on Apple's part. As for the iOS 9.3 activation problem that is affecting some older iPhones and iPads: How is it that anyone with even a drop of common sense doesn't write down and save their Apple ID password? And how is it Apple's fault if they fail to do this?
Some people don't use their Apple ID. They actively avoid iCloud. They don't buy media with iTunes. I should know, I am one of those people. I don't think blaming this one on the users is going to cut it. . .