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by Anonymous Coward — May 11
Yeah but the win-win is both Apple.

You report your bug, but if you're doing anything else than hobby coding, you'll still have to work around it, because Apple may a) not fix it, b) fix it in the next release c) fix it in sometime in the unknown future.

Problems: Apple won't tell you if they will fix it. Apple won't tell you when a fix will be released.

It doesn't help other developers, because the only way for them to find out about this bug (possibly) is entering and waiting for it becoming a duplicate. There is no list of bugs from Apple. So developer time on the outside of Apple is squandered mercilessly, reproducing and entering always the same bugs. Good for Apple though, because they get more test cases.

Apple on the other hand get's quality control for free. For Apple's beta phases it's even better, because top-notch developers will happily pay for the privilege of getting preview-releases (premier, select developer status) and report bugs for free.

Win-Win indeed.

If this wasn't Apple but IBM people would see a little clearer on this subject.
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