Ever had a
imageView not update when you set it's
image in a callback or block? It's amazingly frustrating. I usually end up going over and over the code to make sure it sets it on the main thread, the image isn't
nil, the image view is on the screen, etc, etc.
UITableViewCells don't update when you set the
imageView is magical and stupid. If you don't have an image in the
imageView, it will nil it out and remove it from the
contentView. When you set the image, it will cache it and do some silliness so your updates don't work.
Make your own image view. Easy as that. Don't use the
imageView property unless you want it to work exactly the way Apple uses it in Music.app for albums. For anything else, just make your own and add it to the
Trust me, you'll save yourself hours of frustration.