Senator John McCain asks Tim Cook “Why do I have to keep updating the apps on my iPhone”

john mccainApple CEO Tim Cook today testified in front of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee, defending the company’s tax avoidance strategies. During a questioning session with Cook, U.S. Senator John McCain asked a rather funny question to Tim Cook about an issue that bothers many people.

“I’m out of time, but why the hell do I have to keep updating the apps on my iPhone? Why can’t you fix that?” To which, Tim Cook laughed and replied “We’re working on making our products better all the time.”

While delivering updates to apps is obviously a good thing, having to manually update them isn’t exactly a great experience. Most people don’t bother with app updates, which is why an option to automatically install app updates in the background in iOS 7 would be great.

If you’ve a jailbroken iOS device, then you should get the Auto App Updater tweak, which as the name suggests is a great way to ensure that your apps are always up-to-date.