Apple made quite a few changes in iOS 7, but one new feature that got a particularly good reaction from the crowd of developers at WWDC 2013 was the auto-update feature in the App Store. Looks like a certain Arizona senator and former presidential candidate is a fan of the move too.
U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) also added his own voice to the chorus, tweeting his appreciation of Apple finally resolving what had for him been a pet peeve.
“Thanks to Tim Cook for the automatic iphone [sic] app updates!” McCain posted on Monday.
McCain’s tweet references a “complaint” the senator logged in his remarks during a hearing on Apple’s taxes on Capitol Hill. Though the senior senator from Arizona did pose tough questions to Apple’s executives in attendance over Apple’s tax practices, he also expressed his admiration for the company’s products and the company itself. As he ended his remarks, McCain asked a presumably tongue-in-cheek final question.
“I’m out of time,” the senator said to Cook, “what I really wanted to ask is why the hell I have to keep updating the apps on my iPhone all the time, and why you don’t fix that.”
As the remark drew laughs from the those in attendance, Apple CEO Tim Cook responded, “Sir, we’re trying to make them better all the time.”
The announcement of auto-updating of apps in the iOS 7 App Store received one of the larger rounds of applause during Monday’s presentation.