Apple Admits App Slicing Unavailable On iOS 9 Due To Bugs In iCloud

Apple Admits App Slicing Unavailable On iOS 9 Due To Bugs In iCloud

Another bug has been found in Apple devices. This time, it is affecting one of the most important new features of iOS 9. Following the news, will Apple sales go down?

Since iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus have been released, news of bugs affecting the device have been doing the rounds. This time, Apple has confessed that there’s a bug present in iCloud which is affecting one of the most important features of iOS 9 – App Slicing. In a post published on its official website, Apple wrote, “App slicing is currently unavailable for iOS 9 apps due to an issue affecting iCloud backups created from iOS 9 where some apps from the App Store would only restore to the same model of iOS device.” Explaining the problem further, the company added, “When a customer downloads your iOS 9 app, they will get the Universal version of your app, rather than the variant specific for their device type.”


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Apple has asked customers not to do anything about the bug or get the app downloaded on their device. The company has promised to re-enable App Slicing with a software update in coming times.

Before App Slicing was introduced, iOS users had no other option but to download the app files for every device such as iPhone variants, iPod touch variants or iPad variants. But with App Slicing, the App Store will identify the user’s device and download app files only for specific models. How does this help? By doing so, the app will save 20 – 40% of your device’s space.

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As Apple works toward fixing the bugs, let’s wait and hope that our patience finally pays off. We just hope that news of Apple devices being affected with bugs do not affect the company’s sales.

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