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The options promoted here are not for professionals (other than maybe Affinity), so I question the utility of this article. Kind of like promoting macOS native CAD software as a replacement for SolidWorks. Fine for small projects or home use, but not up to the tasks that the industry standard does. We use InDesign for user manuals and make extensive use of style guides, links and cross references (across documents). It took years for InDesign to finally get cross references to the point where it was a viable replacement to PageMaker and as far as I can tell, none of these match it. Having 80% of what you critically need is like having 0%.
Citing that recovering data is a lot of work and there are lots of phones needing data recovery as an excuse for Apple to, in effect, lie to customers that their data is not recoverable is not right, and I find it alarming to see a journalist (ok, editor) defend Apple for lying. If Apple don't want to invest the resources (that they can charge for and make money doing) to do proper support of their products, fine, but to blatantly lie and say there are no other options is wrong. Nothing prevents them from saying there are other repair shops outside their control that might be able to help, but to be careful.
hentaiboy said:Warren Buffet buys, Tim sells. Interesting.
Lots of us will not be pleased if we can't have good Windows emulation. We still have to go Windows for Solidworks and other industrial software and I have come to really enjoy having all that on one laptop. Going x86 was a good move for Apple and kept the Mac relevant during the tough years If they intend to stay relevant in the desktop/laptop space, they really have to give this careful thought.