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Gee, maybe instead of coming out with new phones every other day, they should try updating Mac Mini and Mac Pro and do some innovation in the computer space. I know phones are important, but most of us aren't going to junk our $1000 iPhones every 12 months. We are into the price territory where I need to get 2 or 3 years out of my investment.
I agree with the headline.
Apple is good at doing some new things, but they let other stuff go. I.e. they just did a decent refresh on the MacBook Pro with things we NEED like 32GB. They did the nifty touchbar thing before, but they need to walk and chew gum.
Mac Mini updates? Years? Really? Come on Apple you can do better. Mac PRO updates? Years? Ditto. This is the technology business. There is no good excuse to make your customers wait years for updates to tools that they depend on for day to day use. IMHO, it's just disrespectful after a point.
The fact is, Apple should offer top tier performance options, not just for gaming, but for pro developers, video and music. There are many that are willing to pay the premium for Apple's generally superior quality and aesthetics. Apple's lack of leading edge enhancements to it's Mac product line is really inexcusable and embarrassing. I also fear Apple is falling way behind in the "Cloud" market. This market is starting to impact the consumer market, which is where Apple lives and thrives. By ignoring this growing area, they are leaving themselves vulnerable.
I think it's disgraceful that Apple has allowed these products to languish for so long. Apple also needs to up the anti in their Remote Desktop functionality and get more involved in Cloud computing. If they don't start taking these markets seriously, they are going to be looking like IBM before they lost the PC market. There is still a significant market in these areas.
This is not just a problem in India. Apple touts it's customer service, but I find Apple Store's service policies to be sub-par. You need to make an appointment for just about everything. They seem to be perpetually behind when you arrive. The capability of much of the staff is not up to snuff. Apple can do better.
Really? Senseless? We know this how? Tragic, yes. But we don't know the facts. This is why there are animosities. Let the system work before making judgements.
Sorry, BIG YAWN.
Apple is supposed to be the leader in innovation. These updates are mostly bug fixes and logical minor updates to the current OS. Even if we ignore hardware, this is less than exciting. Swift is nice, but it's a cross platform world, what is being done to allow Swift on other platforms? What is Apple doing in the Cloud? They have these mega server centers, and compared to say Microsoft and Amazon, I don't see what they are being used for.
I am an Apple fan since 1984, but this is getting to be too much status quo, and nothing really innovative. Personal computing is changing rapidly, but Apple seems to be stuck. And yes, we want to hear about new hardware, iPhone 7, iWatch 2, etc. How about an update to the Mac Pro, or the Mac Mini? Both are long in the tooth. This slow, nothing really new progress is not what I have come to expect from Apple. Hopefully more substantive announcements are in the wings.