Apple Paused Work on New Features for iOS 18 and macOS to Clean Up Bugs

Apple has delayed big new features for iOS 18 so it can focus on performance and bug fixes. According to Bloomberg, Apple has hit many bugs during iOS 18 development!

Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman explains that Apple completed the “first version” of next year’s iOS 18, macOS 15, and watchOS 11 releases last month. Reviewing that update, however, teams found an abnormal number of bugs.

The report explains that Apple’s latest round of development for next year’s firmware updates “hasn’t gone as smoothly” as the company would like. As such, executives in charge of Apple’s software development efforts told teams to halt “all new feature development for one week to work on fixing the bugs.”

Apple reportedly implemented the one-week pause on new feature development last week, and it will be lifted this week. What this means exactly for new features in iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS 15, and watchOS 11 remains to be seen. Bloomberg describes this one-week pause as a “rare move.”