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coolfactor said:Just another person making this world muddy and messy.
Apple doesn't owe anybody any money.
There is a clear cut difference here, and they made a mistake on assuming what each person would want.
I have to be honest, I kind of want to vomit now. This only underscores them backtracking on years, and years, and years, of research and design. The touch screen is not the desktop and vice versa. This is the Red Wedding of macOS essentially to me. Making these super universal apps will destroy ecosystems, and make people incredibly frustrated. It did not work for Microsoft, and it did not work for Google, why in the hell is Apple doing this? Who did they hire? I'm betting some Google or Redmond recruit has gotten his claws in deep enough to poison the well and destroy a good thing. I can be up front in saying Jobs is rolling around in his grave at the moment, and yeah, I take that and run with it because its the truth. And yeah, Jobs is dead, but this is ripping up the playbook and crapping on the idea of a tablet OS and a desktop OS. They are separate, they are different. Programmers and customers alike do not like to conflate them. Mark my words though: 2018 Apple will require you to build a Mac OS app as well, and then state you can't put it on the App Store unless you have a version of both. The end result: anarchy and hell.
wwchris said:Mouse support would actually allow the iPad to become a "real" computer. Que the "what's a computer" jokes. :-)
At the moment the AI autocorrect on iOS is about as accurate as a blindfolded, drunk, Connor McGregor on a bus. It does stupid things, and when it tries to make very sensible changes it in fact worsens a great deal of my sentences. Simple words like “try” or statements like “what of” are altered into other terms. Training it does not help, and thus far, only seem to make it worse. On a very basic level it hasn’t been as helpful as it used to be since iOS 9 or 10 in my mind. Whatever predictive format changes they implemented made me entirely shut it off.
I think in general though; Apple has to get its AI game together. It will. In both Maps and in autocorrect land it seems to lose its mind and suggest locales in far off places, or sentence strings that would be more more appropriate coming from a 5th grader. New hires seem to be showing some hope, but as it stands I would not want my Mac typing like iOS. Although, I fear that’s and inevitable thing and may likely be a default setting soon.