Originally Posted by Bluestone
Much as I love Apple, and even though I have at least a dozen Apple boxes in my house, I have to say that Apple is exquisitely competent in irritating its customer base.
I give you killing iDVD.
They killed iDVD because to continue developing it and supporting it was not worth the investment, given most people now share their videos via YouTube. Also, iDVD only makes sense if the computer has a DVD burner. Optical media was becoming less commonplace, so Apple started to remove the DVD drives from their computers in response and arguably to accelerate the demise of disc media. Now discs are largely irrelevant, unless you watch your films on discs still. Burning to them is now almost unheard of.
I give you killing Rosetta.
Rosetta was always only ever a temporary fix to help customers and developers get across to Intel. It was never, ever going to be anything more than short term. Apple made this abundantly clear from the start.
I had thought there might be more examples given how irritated Apple's customer base is.
And now, killing Cards?
My GF loved Cards. I got lots of fringe benefits from the GF with Cards.
And now it's dead.
Ah, so *you're* the irritated customer.