It seems that Popular Culture is having Changing Perceptions of Apple. I have read many people who were upset at Apple for their recent issue with battery and speed limiting, and I think the tide is now turning against Apple.
It was inevitable. Nothing stays on top forever. Apple said in another article that “we made the change when users weren’t paying attention.” Interesting that they would admit this. Apple users do pay attention but Apple often does not disclose changes, like this battery thing, so how can we pay attention when information is withheld from us?
I think its also interesting that Apple has continued to focus on things that have not done well. Their watches are a joke, the iPhone X might be discontinued, and now they are trying to eat into the speaker market. If they continue this attempt to barge into other markets, as a third-party company I would avoid Apple and not test for compatibility. I think they are shooting themselves in the foot.
Meanwhile we hear rumors that the OS and iOS might be combined and that would be a disaster. I have never liked iOS and if that means it dumbs down the regular OS that is a bad thing. Macs are still used by professionals, and they need more choices not less. Many times third-party software fills a crucial need to configure and make macs useful to corporate customers. When they combine these OS they will damage their corporate sales I am sure of it.
The other side of the coin is that Apple wants people to not have control. They put the battery controls in the next version of the iOS but only because they are facing multiple lawsuits. Have no illusion that it would be there if this problem for them wasn’t happening. Apple has regularly taken away control and features. For example you used to be able to select the startup chime. That was a fun setting. Why take that away?
I could list many settings and preferences that have been taken away. At the end of the day, it is all about how their customers want to work. I don’t think Apple is aligned with their customer base anymore, and their recent actions are proving this.
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