Friday, September 21, 2012

What has Apple done for me lately?

The new iOS connector cable. iOS 6 maps. iOS 6 Podcasts. RSS Deprecation. iTunes 11 (train coming). iCloud. Siri. Lion. Embedded webkit hole in iOS parental controls.

I'm sure there are more. Apple hasn't been doing much for me lately. Yeah, I'm in a grumpy mood. The good news for Apple is that Google's done even worse. The past two years have not been great for the 0.00001% like me.

It can't be all bad though. What, with it's zillions of dollars, has Apple done in the past 1-2 years that I like?

I'll grow the list, but here's the start. Send me additions if you can think of them...
  • Mountain Lion looks promising.
  • MacBook Air.
  • iMessage.
  • iOS 5 let me override exchange calendar color assignments.
  • Six years late, Apple finally delivered iPhoto Pro with it's agonizingly slow and still incomplete Aperture/iPhoto integration project. Way, way late, but it counts.
  • Find Friends (I think it will be useful for our family eventually).
  • iPhone retina screen - good for old eyes.
  • iPhone camera.
The bad and the good are close to balance, which is kind of sad for the world's richest tech company. Of course I'm not their market.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You might consider checking out the Nokia Lumia 920 when it comes out?