Originally Posted by hezetation
Lion doesn't appear to have these issues at least from a lag in performance perspective, Lion is looking more & more like the Vista of Apple (not counting Leopard against them, it did after all have to deal with supporting dual hardware platforms).
I suppose you mean "SL doesn't appear to have"...
Agreed on the safari memory leaks issue. I 've blocked flash on it and I routinely quit it every few hours to get back to decent system performance.
I wonder if at the moment apple has the resources to keep tackling both OS X and iOS at the same time. Since I 've not read anywhere of them hiring more personnel I guess they still keep shifting programmers and engineers back and forth to aid each team's established stuff when one becomes a priority over the other. It's painfully apparent that the os that's suffered the most from this shift of focus is OS X.
I think they should have already started considering hiring more people for their os development. I can't see how with their current user base and growth rates they can still afford to have the same team working on the two os's .
I also think the current leadership of OS X is not fit for purpose and should be replaced. If Tim Cook thinks lion has been a resounding success and listens to arch kissers like Gruber then apple will be in trouble. Apple is already in trouble because Cupertino might think whatever the want about lion, but the word on the street and the user's experience is quite different.
I think Cook is called upon to take a Jobsian role here and seek to address these issues decisively and effectively internally via hiring more people and changing the head of os x development. If word goes around that apple is not only selling at boutique prices (I am not of that opinion but that's the established notion) but they are also selling unreliable systems, if users start realizing that if they run windows 7 on their machines the machine is faster for most everyday scenarios and also this prolongs the time span of their system, then apple will be in big trouble. They shouldn't believe for a moment that what with their size, clout and tightly integrated ecosystem they are impervious to a backlash in the industry.