Audio vendor makes questionable claim that Apple will release iOS 11.3 before end of Febru...

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in iPhone edited February 2018
In response to a user's question, audio gear manufacturer Shure claims that a bug introduced with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X will be rectified with iOS 11.3 -- and also has said that it is "due out next week."




Twitter user ISO50 Tweeted at Shure, saying that a MV88 digital stereo condenser microphone "randomly stops working after 30 seconds." A brief back-and-forth on the service resulted in the vendor declaring that iOS 11.3 fixes the problem, suggesting that the user sign up and download the public beta.

This is an issue that Apple introduced with the release of the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Fortunately, iOS 11.3, due out next week, resolves it. You can download the public beta now.

-- Shure (@shure)
It is improbable that Apple will release the full version of iOS 11.3 before the end of February, given that Apple says that it will be ready "in the spring." Apple's latest version of the mobile operating system commenced testing on January 24, and has had only three releases in total.

If the full release of iOS 11.3 happens before the end of February, it will be Apple's quickest cycle between original beta deployment to public-facing full release. Apple's beta programs generally go more than six builds, over six to eight weeks, with a period of rapid-fire updates just before the full release.



Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 10,557member
    Nope. Not credible.
  • Reply 2 of 8
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 5,843member
    More like they're speculating 11.3 will be out soon, not exactly telling them it will be. 
    jony0
  • Reply 3 of 8
    stukestuke Posts: 123member
    If the full release of iOS 11.3 happens before the end of February, it will be Apple's quickest cycle between original beta deployment to public-facing full release. Apple's beta programs generally go more than six builds, over six to eight weeks, with a period of rapid-fire updates just before the full release.

    And therein lies the problem with modern software...no ownership in quality. “Push out Betas faster and faster...don’t worry about great...good is good enough for most people” ...apparently because ALL people sit around every day just waiting for software they can update on many devices/systems. 

    Wow, just disconnect and enjoy the air!  

  • Reply 4 of 8
    foggyhillfoggyhill Posts: 4,767member
    stuke said:
    If the full release of iOS 11.3 happens before the end of February, it will be Apple's quickest cycle between original beta deployment to public-facing full release. Apple's beta programs generally go more than six builds, over six to eight weeks, with a period of rapid-fire updates just before the full release.

    And therein lies the problem with modern software...no ownership in quality. “Push out Betas faster and faster...don’t worry about great...good is good enough for most people” ...apparently because ALL people sit around every day just waiting for software they can update on many devices/systems. 

    Wow, just disconnect and enjoy the air!  

    Pushing Betas fast is not an issue if there are less and less features in them so you have less to test in each release..
    You continuously roll out features instead of doing one big release where you are testing 50 things at the same time.
    Betas are also not public releases so not sure why that would bother you anyway.
    Quick cycles is normal in modern software development. The old waterfall model produced on the whole a lot less quality and very long time to fix when things were broken.
    racerhomie3SendMcjak
  • Reply 5 of 8
    rob53rob53 Posts: 3,261member
    Sounds to me like Shure is a little late. Apple already issued a patch to fix the latest, public, bug.
  • Reply 6 of 8
    wood1208wood1208 Posts: 2,919member
    Not probable as too many features/changes going into 11.3 which requires time to implement and testing. And not much difference(Feb 28 vs March 20) between end of February and Spring ?
  • Reply 7 of 8
    how sure is shure?
    GeorgeBMac
  • Reply 8 of 8
    chasmchasm Posts: 3,374member
    For the record: spring begins (in North America) on March 20th this year. Summer begins on June 21.

    As Apple does not have a tradition of releasing things a month ahead of when they said they would, the official release of 11.3 is likely to fall between March 20 and June 21.
    edited February 2018
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