More stories for Club members.
Earlier this week, I published my annual review of iOS and iPadOS on MacStories. You can find it here; if you’re a Club MacStories member – and if you’re reading this, I have to assume you are – you can check out the large collection of exclusive perks we’ve prepared for you this year here. Every year, in addition to the review itself, I also put together a ‘Making Of’ story that details the research, writing, and editing stages of the review, along with some considerations on the overall process. Despite the – how should I put this – odd nature of 2020, this year is no different, so let’s dive in.
WWDC and Research
For the first time since 2015 – when I did my first annual iOS review – this year I had to research and test new versions of iOS and iPadOS from home, without being able to attend WWDC in person. Apple’s annual developer conference went remote due to the pandemic; while I thought that I’d be just fine testing and reviewing iOS and iPadOS 14 from the comfort of my bedroom, in hindsight the remote WWDC had two major consequences on my research and writing workflow.