It's an industry wide (almost) problem...
With Microsoft essentially sacking the majority of their QA teams, over the last several years and the sh!tfight that Microsoft patching has become since (let's face it, their bar hadn't been set all that high originally); I'm a firm believer that what we have seen, over the last 10 or so years is a shift, from the all the major tech companies. Several things they have realised:
1. Consumers (corporate or consumer) are, essentially, addicted to technology. We just love that "new phone" or "killer app" feeling.
2. Like all addicts, we can't handle the lows and are forever seeking those little hits of the shiny new thing.
3. Tech companies have realised this and have taken advantage to maximise profit.
4. Tech companies are, essentially, addicted to our data (money/value - They're businesses, after all).
5. Like all addicts, they are prepared to forgo any real ethics, in their pursuit of our good stuff.
6. Tech companies have realised this, resulting in their technology development, over the last decade or so, being more focussed on hooking us into their ecosystems and extracting maximum revenue stream and profit than producing quality technology that makes our lives better or easier (or that even works, as it says on the freakin' tin!).
So, yes, Apple's development quality has tanked. So has Microsoft's. I could go on, with the software tech giants (Google and Adobe are worth a special mention)... So have most of the OEMs and all the bloat/adware that they put into their factory images.
Companies are, essentially, morally and ethically agnostic. Their primary reason for existing is to make money. So, we can hardly blame them for this state of affairs. We only have ourselves to blame, as consumers of this substandard sh!t-storm of crappiness that technology has become.
Have you realised that tech company ads are all focussed on lifestyle and less quantifiable or nebulous concepts (intended dig at "The Cloud") these days and not the actual technology and what it is actually doing for us, in real life, directly?