Software head Craig Federighi announced the revised plan to employees at a meeting earlier this month, shortly before he and some top lieutenants headed to a company offsite. On the cutting board: Pushed into 2019 are a number of features including a refresh of the home screen and in-car user interfaces, improvements to core apps like mail and updates to the picture-taking, photo editing and sharing experiences.
Some inside the team question whether the new focus will actually lead to higher quality, reports Axios. Additionally, customers tend to pay for new features rather than security or reliability, which are difficult to assess at time of purchase.
Apple is still planning to make improvements in augmented realty, digital health, and parental controls. The company will likely unveil its next major software update at WWDC 2018.
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