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The Auto Update Dilemma

By now you’ve probably heard that iOS 7 will allow apps to auto update. In theory it sounds like a great addition but here’s an example of where it might backfire.

Imagine if you rely on this app for work and you use iCloud. If iOS 7 automatically updates to this broken version, you’re out of luck. In an ideal world, developers wouldn’t ship with bugs that cripple their apps but we all know it happens to the best of them.

The good news is there’s a toggle to turn this feature off. The bad news is it’s unlikely normal users will know the toggle exists until after a bad update.