I’m kind of sick of some of the bullshit Apple spin…

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Pardon the language that follows, I’ve been drinking, but just a little 😀

I can JUST see Apple’s point, they don’t want to support some of this stuff forever, but does it really hurt anything?

I’m kind of sick of some of the bullshit Apple spin. “Turning on Wi-Fi will improve location accuracy.”, what does that even mean in a world of accurate GPS? Best I can figure is its “lets us build our wifi database so we can tell folks where they are even if they aren’t using GPS”? Is that what it is? Then man up and say it Apple. Or am I misunderstanding?

But back to the point: bad 32 bit performance. Sure, like an app designed to run well on a 2009 chip is going to struggle today just because of the number of bits.

They’re too chickenshit to say “even though this app runs fine, we can’t be arsed to keep up the drivers, we don’t want to be microsoft (always anxious to avoid giving users an excuse to not upgrade) and even though you have apps that are working fine and that you love, they didn’t make enough money for the developer – or for us! on an ONGOING basis, so fuck them and fuck you and the app you love that will only be replaced by a somewhat shittier version, if you’re lucky”

Go ahead, fuck me over Apple, but don’t pretend you’re whispering sweet nothings in my ear with that “oh this app might have performance problems, go talk to the developer” horse shit.

It will be interesting to see the list 10.3 makes. LOL, would be great if they had “people who were sad this app is going away bought this replacement instead” big data helper in that interface – because the whole problem is that developers go away, and sometimes perfectly lovely apps don’t pay their own way in developer time. Kirk

I think Kirk is right on two points. It would take minimal effort to support these apps and you really should not make comments on websites when you have been drinking;)

One thought on “I’m kind of sick of some of the bullshit Apple spin…

  1. Good thing Microsoft chalked up so many strikes or Apple might be in trouble. As for the 32 bit thing, as far as I know, a 32-bit app should be able to run on a 64-bit device/OS. And my experience as a Product Manager bears that out. I did a quick Google search and this is a quote from the top hit: “64-bit Intel and AMD processors are backward compatible and can natively execute 32-bit software.” Even if Apple had to add a compatibility layer when they moved to 64 bit, that layer should still run. After all it’s been fine for years. This is Apple forcing another change, like removing optical drives and the headphone jack, except that there may not be viable alternatives if your favorite apps no longer work.

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