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    I submitted this mostly to highlight/discuss two lines.

    As always, it’s a good idea to wait a few days to see if the update causes any problems

    As always, the iOS update includes a slew of security fixes

    There are a slew of security fixes. But you shouldn’t apply them yet. As always.

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      There are a slew of security fixes. But you shouldn’t apply them yet.

      It’s a shame that security updates and releases are often bundled. It should be possible to say, ‘give me those security updates, but I’ll defer the minor release for a few days’. Case in point, I had to update to 10.10.3 for a slew of security updates [1], but it also introduces graphics artefacts on my Mac Mini Late 2012.

      [1] https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204659

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        It seems like Apple would do well to offer a faster, slimmer update path that doesn’t always require the Big Giant Update. I was thinking about this recently as more states are debating their future with DST, does an iOS update to tzdata require a similar Big Giant Update?

        For all its faults, Android is pretty good about updating core apps frequently through the normal app update process (but of course that doesn’t cover OS security updates).

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          I think that bundling security updates with new features is not a bad idea because it is a sweetener that gets users to want to apply the updates. IIRC there were a bunch of timezone and calender issues around iOS 6/7 that were fixed in smaller point releases.

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            it is a sweetener that gets users to want to apply the updates.

            Or it is a bitterant that makes users not want to apply the updates. I know multiple people who hate when the interface they’ve laboriously learned to deal with changes on them for no good reason, and so they avoid applying updates because they don’t know how badly it will break their workflows.

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              +1 in the sense, that’s exactly why I keep clicking ‘remind me tomorrow’ for an update Apple has been reminding me of since last year.

              +1 For the word bitterant. I didn’t know how to parse that first. “Bitter” + “Ant”. Hmm, I don’t know this meme. “Bitter” + “Rant”. Hmm. Don’t know that either. Must be out of touch with the cool kids. Then I saw it in conjunction with sweetener …

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          I don’t have a lot to discuss, but… well, you’re precisely correct. Both propositions are true, and it’s the normal state of affairs. Not just for Apple, though it’s particularly bad with Apple’s release habits.

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          FWIW, no issues here on iPhone 6.

          Favorite new feature: support for Gmail’s 2FA when using the built-in Mail app. One less app-specific password to generate.