Originally Posted by Kickaha
Software has significant inertia. If they've been correcting the recruiting in the past 12 months, then the benefits won't be seen for another 12-24 months out. It's a slow recovery process.
The current software is indicative of the development environment of a year ago, not now.
^ What he said.
Apple is probably 2-3 years from producing world class software. That said, the recruiting I know about isn't for consumer software, it's for the infrastructure and data science behind Maps, Siri, etc. Maybe they're also shifting recruiting for consumer apps as well—I don't know, those aren't circles I move in—but they've been hiring like crazy for their newer services, most of which didn't seem to pick up until long after those were launched.