It’s almost as if I own a room full of Windows 10 PC notebooks that need to be upgraded. It’s getting crazy. From now I will ignore the hype and emotional desire, wait a month or so– the late November looks safe– and upgrade everything then.
Why. The. Anger?
Look, nobody does gadget upgrades and updates better than Apple. Apps? Click or tap. Done. OS upgrades? Click or tap. Done. So, what’s the problem?
Over the past month it’s like this is happening every other day, and since the Mincey household is packed with Apple logos plastered all over various and sundry Apple gadgets, those upgrades– when repeated every couple of days– can take up a lot of time and effort.
There once was a time when I stood in line at Apple Store to pay money for the latest Mac OS X upgrade. Thankfully, those days are gone. Today we’re into point, tap, or click. Times 29.
29? Actually, the number might be higher. Let me do the math.
I have iPhone, iPad, Watch, two Macs at home. Jesse has the same number. Each of the kids have an iPhone, iPad, Watch, and Mac. We also have two Apple TVs and a HomePod. Toss in a few pairs of AirPods, too. I counted about 25 gadgets that need an upgrade and the rush starts with iOS when new iPhones are released in late summer.
That 29 guess vs. 25 reality is still wrong because Apple continues to pour out the upgrades. iOS had at least four; maybe five. I lost count. macOS has had two or three. iPadOS had at least two. watchOS? I think two. 25 upgrades for iPhone alone. More than 70 total, all within a few weeks.
Since I’m the family system administrator I get the extra workload. This year is the last year. Next year, I’m going to let the upgrades sit roll out from Apple, tell everyone not to upgrade anything until November 1. That will be our upgrade day. Hopefully, that will last a month.
Maybe not. Even iOS 13 has a nasty bug that kills background apps too fast and we’re already a week into November. December 1st?
It’s easy to see why nobody else in the family wants to do the upgrades, right?