Originally Posted by Dorotea9999
Yeah truly awesome for those people who can't get a fast connection and have caps on downloads. Truly wonderful. It will leave lots of people out of snow lion since it is download only.
I mean let's take a look at the general population (US only for simplicity's sake) information to see what that number could look like:
According to census numbers:
Total US population - 285,230,516
Urban US population - 225,956,060
Rural US population - 59,274,456
so ~20% of population has obvious connection challenges. That means that roughly out approximately 75 million active Mac users only 15 million, potentially have download issues - that is assuming they have no other means of accessing a fast internet connection, and your concern assumes that there are no other means by which those downloads can be done. This would be ignoring the nearly 100,000 free to the public WiFi zone across the US, let alone access via friends' and neighbors'. Yes by all means, Apple should temper it's innovation to make sure that 100% of Mac users are fully convenienced and no one
is "left behind".
Because innovation should always be shackled to whatever is best for all. And of course Apple has made absolutely NO provision for those with connection challenges...