Originally Posted by womble2k2
So what about those users who have a non-intel Mac? I know the number of users is dropping, but there are still a lot of machines around which cannot upgrade to Snow Leopard or above.
They won't be able to have the Mac App Store, and now losing the downloads page.
they will still have versiontracker, macupdate etc
Apple has never been in the mood to support dead tech. And the PPC in their eyes is dead. Same in the eyes of many software developers.
Originally Posted by cliphord
Do you see where I'm going with this? The real value of the Mac App Store isn't for power users who buy software from developers who wont make the margins to sacrafice 30% other revenue. It's for developers who can view the 30% as a marketing tool and get poor saps like me to notice their stuff.
Exactly. And Apple is blocking things like root access cause non power user Joe Q Public could do more damage than good. Esp if it is super easy to get the software
Originally Posted by a_greer
I may just stop using Mac for good over this...now apple will control innovation on the mac just like they do on the iphone? no thanks, Steve and co make great hardware and OSes but I dont want them dictating what I can buy and not buy in top of their platform.
Apple hate is strong with this one. Which is why he has ignored Jobs announcement, as repeated in every article including this one, that the MacAppStore is totally optional. There's no wall, no lock downs, no having to jailbreak your Mac.