Auto-updating iOS apps

John McCain Tim Cook Questioning – Business Insider.

Sen. McCain asked why we have to “keep updating apps” all the time:

McCain does have a point. It’s really annoying to pop open the App Store every time there’s a new update. We wish iPhones worked more like Android phones in that respect, letting you update apps automatically.

But is that really a good idea? I know there have been several times in the past year where an upgrade to an app broke things, and needed a subsequent “emergency” fix from the developer.

Maybe a hybrid approach — auto-update after they’re [1, 2, whatever-setting-you-prefer] week(s) old?

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