You are right Jim, I didn't click the links and I wonder how many others didn't. For me, the article should have everything, not just links for others to follow. Makes for a poorly written article.
In fact, the author even had an update
on his blog which included this:
Instead of what was intended to be constructive criticism of the most influential company in my life, I handed the press more poorly written fuel to hamfistedly stab Apple with my name and reputation behind it. And my name will be on that forever.
Had I known that it would go as far as it did, I never would have written it.
That said, the links he posted included:
iOS 8.0.1 bug, which was fixed 2 days later. That was a QC issue and I agree...shouldn't have been an issue if they tested everything, but considering that this is version 8 and exactly how many "bugs" were there since the beginning? Not that many if I recall correctly. And to fix it in 2 days is pretty quick.
According to open source software company Red Hat, it affects any device that uses the operating system Linux -- which includes everything from calculators to cars. But it also affects Apple (AAPL, Tech30) Macs and some Windows and IBM machines. Google (GOOG) said no Android machines are susceptible.
This wasn't an Apple only thing and so it was fixed quickly.
3rd link is about Bluetooth and the iPhone 6, not iOS8:
The problem seems to be confined to the iPhone 6 alone -- not the new iOS 8 software recently pushed out by Apple. Drivers say their updated iPhone 5's and 5S phones work fine, but their iPhone 6's don't.
There was one thing on his blog that I do agree with:
The problem seems to be quite simple: they’re doing too much, with unrealistic deadlines.
We don’t need major OS releases every year. We don’t need each OS release to have a huge list of new features. We need our computers, phones, and tablets to work well first so we can enjoy new features released at a healthy, gradual, sustainable pace.
I'm not going to click links within links to read about something that he should have summarized in his article. It's just lazy writing to just put links in.
But, none of the above even touched on what I posted above and he put in that blog post:
Arment, who is the host of the popular Accidental Tech Podcast, said his Mac is "riddled with embarrassing bugs and fundamental regressions."
He said that Mac users used to make fun of Windows for the same bugs.
No links or facts to back that up. Not even screenshots.