So what's up with Apple's QA process? Are they incompetent? Are they just lazy? According to a recent interview, the problem might just be plain-old understaffing. Speaking to Business Insider, former Apple engineer Mike Lee shed some light on the whole review process.
"People have this idea that there are 100 people in India doing app reviews," he said. "It's just people in a building at Apple, and like every other part of Apple, they can't get enough really good people. Apple will not compromise the quality of its teams to fill it in. I promise you it's a lot smaller than you imagine."
Lee says there's a constant deluge of nonsensical apps and other such garbage. The worst problem? Dicks.
"It's a very serious problem, trying to filter out things that no one is there to see," he said to Business Insider. "Somebody has to sit there and filter out all those dicks. You can't let all those dicks get through. You have to [err] way on the side of safety. You have to have people sitting there looking at things that may or may not be dicks all day long. Apple refuses to farm stuff up to massive groups of people. They insist on having actual smart, educated, well-trained people doing the job. So that means they have to have some of their actual employees sifting through a pile of dicks."
You know what they say: can't get Angry Birds without sifting through a pile of dicks.
Here's Why It Really Sucks To Be An App Reviewer For Apple [Business Insider]