Did Apple kill the iPhone by offshoring the software?

When Apple killed the hyperlink in iOS 9.3 people started saying “the software has become so bad, it’s as if you’ve started to offshore it.”

The comment was meant as a rebuke. Basically, your onshore code is as bad as what we have come to expect from banks, government departments and other companies that offshore their IT.

Unfortunately, a little digging quickly revealed that Apple had indeed offshored a large chunk of its IT.

The result is plain to see:



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