Apple Rolls Out iOS 13.2 & HomePod OS 13.2.1 to Fix Bugs and Issues

Apple has always been famous for its software integration and optimisation. The fact that iPhones today still manage with RAM less than 4GB while the industry aims to get higher and higher numbers is witness to that. Apple has always had very extensive beta programs to work out all the kinks and issues. Usually, the first iteration has issues but the following X.1 or X.2 versions usually resolve all issues.

Apple was following the same track and actually skipped some stops when it released iOS 13 ahead of schedule. A few days later we saw iOS 13.1 roll out as well. As it turned out, these major changes were due to the fact that the firmware was still incomplete. Many users complained about battery issues and their phones being stuck. Almost a month later, we find ourselves in the same boat. According to an article, Apple has pushed yet another update to their phones, this was coupled with HomePod OS (13.2.1) as well. Many users with the previous one had issues with their devices being stuck in a reset loop, indefinitely.

Before this 13.2 update for the iPhones, users all across the board still have complained regarding the new firmware. It is perhaps from the first paragraph that we get an idea that iPhone Hardware may be lagging. Users complained that their phones had poor RAM management after updating to iOS 13, this was coupled with battery issues as well. This should be clarified though, these are users who updated to iOS 13, not the ones who bought the latest generation of iOS devices. Users would find apps randomly closing in the background, for no reason at all.

While there haven’t been any significant claims about the issue carrying forward to the new firmware. As a user myself, I have found a lot of issues that I was facing in the previous versions to be gone. But as an overall experience, as much as this firmware was hyped up by the company, it’s development and implementation was somewhat underwhelming. Perhaps, Apple would learn from its mistakes and get better for future updates.

Sarmad Burki
Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.